a tenth of the produce of the earth consecrated and set apart for special purposes.The dedication of a tenth to God was recognized as a duty before the time of Moses.In Genesis 14 we have the first reference to tithing and this pre-dates the Mosaic Law.This was a unique incident and relates to a special person at a certain time.Unless otherwise indicated, all content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License. All Scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. But to make my point a little clearer on how New Covenant giving differs from Old Testament tithing, I thought it would be helpful to look at Jesus’ teaching. First, we’ll look at what Jesus taught about tithing. For you tithe mint, dill, and cumin, and have left undone the weightier matters of the law: justice, mercy, and faith.
What we need to do is look at what exactly transpired with Abraham to see if this is the origin of the tithe as some of the prosperity seed-faith teachers claim.
Every Jew was required by the Levitical law to pay three tithes of his property (1) one tithe for the Levites; (2) one for the use of the temple and the great feasts; and (3) one for the poor of the land.
the proportion of property devoted to religious uses from very early times.
The paying of the tithes was an important part of the Jewish religious worship.
In the days of Hezekiah one of the first results of the reformation of religion was the eagerness with which the people brought in their tithes ( 2 Chronicles 31:5 2 Chronicles 31:6 ).
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Gen -20: at the Valley of Shaveh (that is, the King's Valley), after his return from the defeat of Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with him.