The religious reforms instituted by Josiah and the reformulation of old laws and the promulgation of new ones were probably a response against the oppression of the poor, the formation of great landed estates, the luxurious living of the rich, and the avarice that motivated some people to exploit the less fortunate.
Today’s post, dealing with lending money to the poor (Deut. 15:7-11), is a continuation of my studies on the social concerns reflected in the laws of the book of Deuteronomy.
Here is the link: The Social Concern of Deuteronomy: Lending Money to the Poor
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Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary