The Wealth of the Wicked – Study

Two things I ask of thee; take not favour from me before I die. Remove far from me vanity and falsehood: and give me not wealth or poverty; but appoint me what is needful and sufficient: lest I be filled and become false, and say, Who sees me? or be poor and steal, and swear vainly by the name of God.” - The Words of Agur, the Collector, son of Jakeh cir. 970 BCE  (Proverbs 30:7–9, Brenton LXX En)

What is wealth and how is it 'created'?

Let's try to answer that question first.  According to the Oxford English Dictionary under 'wealth';

  ■ noun
    1      an abundance of valuable possessions or money.
▶      the state of being rich.
    2      an abundance or profusion of something desirable: a wealth of information.
    3      archaic well-being.
  —ORIGIN Middle English welthe, from WELL1 or WEAL2, on the pattern of health.

1 - well, in a good or satisfactory way, 'well done'.
2 - weal, that which is best for someone or something: 'guardians of the public weal', weal.

Catherine Soanes and Angus Stevenson, eds., Concise Oxford English Dictionary (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004).

So the origin of this word 'wealth' is from the Middle English, or 13th century also called the Middle Ages.  The Middle Ages were the last half of what we know as The Dark Ages.  This was the time of the Crusades.  It was at this time that they came up with the word 'wealth' as in 'well health' or well-being.  We see that now most people use the word 'wealth' with the first definition in mind - "an abundance of valuable possessions or money.  the state of being rich."

In the book of Deuteronomy,

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