Poverty in the Bible

The reality of poverty:
– Nathan raises the problem of Wealth Inequality in 2 Samuel 12:1-4
– Elisha helps a widow in financial distress according to 2 Kings 4:1-7

The fight against poverty
– Laws to protect slaves and borrowers in Deuteronomy 23:9-25
– Protection for Orphans, widows and aliens according to Deuteronomy 24:5-22
– Remission of debts during the Sabbatical Year according to Deuteronomy 15:1-18