Chapter 4 merged and grouped all the occurrences of tithe together and some other scripture verses were added where necessary for full story. Additional comments were also made.
Chapter 5 deals with the implications of tithe messages and the wrong effects of doing it monetarily in our contemporary churches. There we observed that tithing has done more damages to the church than any good.
Chapter 6 deals with the fact …show more content…
This is crucial, so we could know how, when, and why tithing came about.
Adam did not tithe. Cain and Abel did not tithe, but they offered free-will offerings unto the LORD (Genesis 4:3–5). Noah did not tithe but also offered a free-will offering unto the LORD (Genesis 8:20). All these people are crucial characters in the early chapters of the Bible, and none of them tithed.
The first mention of anything close to tithing is Genesis 14:20.
And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.
The above is King James Version of the Bible. The actual Hebrew word used there is ma`aser, meaning tenth. So the actual translation should be ‘And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tenth of all’. There are several translations that supported this claim:
Worthy of praise is the Most High God, who delivered your enemies into your hand.
Abram gave Melchizedek a tenth of everything.
And blessed be the Most High God, who has delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him the tenth of all.