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date: 07 June 2020

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This article discusses poverty and charity in Roman Palestine. It considers two main problems of method, namely bias and the appropriate use of theoretical methods. It examines the social stratification of poverty and wealth, and the limits of production. The next section looks at the social structure and the use of labour, before it finally identifies the various perceptions of poverty and charity. The article ends with a section on charity and the redistribution of wealth.

Keywords: poverty, charity, bias, theoretical methods, social stratification, limits of production, social structure, labour, redistribution of wealth

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