SPECIAL TOPIC: TITHES IN THE MOSAIC LEGISLATION

 A. Scripture References 

1.  For Priests and Central Sanctuary 

a. Lev. 27:30-32

b. Deut. 12:6-7,11,17; 14:22-26

c. Num. 18:21-24

d. Neh. 12:44 

 e. Mal. 3:8,10

2.  For Local Levites

a. Deut. 12:12; 14:27; 26:12-15

b. Num. 18:25-29 (Levites must tithe of their tithe to the central shrine)

c. Neh. 10:37,38

3.  for Local Poor

a. Deut. 14:28-29

b. Neh. 12:44

B. Examples of tithing predate Mosaic legislation

 1. Genesis 14:20, Abraham to Melchizedek (Heb. 7:2-9) 

 2. Genesis 28:22, Jacob to YHWH

 C. The tithes of Israel were used to support the central sanctuary, but every third year the national tithes were directed exclusively to the local poor. 

 

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