Tithing 3

Posted: April 18, 2013 in Tithing
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Last week we read that 11 of the Israelite tribes were to give their tithe (ten percent of their grain, wine,
oil, fruits and animals) to the 12th tribe or Levite tribe.  The Levite tribe had no land of their own and
served the other tribes in religious duties.

Now let’s read where the 11 tribes were to bring their tithe.

Deuteronomy 12:5  To that place you MUST GO;  there bring your burnt offerings and sacrifices, your
TITHES and special gifts, what you have vowed to give and your freewill offerings, and the firstborn of
your herds and flocks.

Deuteronomy 14:17  You must not eat in your own towns the tithe of your grain and new wine and oil.

Deuteronomy 14:22  Be sure to set aside a tenth of all that your fields produce each year.  Eat the tithe of
your grain, new wine and oil, and the firstborn of your herds and flocks in the presence of the Lord your
God AT THE PLACE HE WILL CHOOSE AS A DWELLING FOR HIS NAME, so you may learn to revere the Lord
your God always.  BUT IF THAT PLACE IS TOO DISTANT AND YOU HAVE BEEN BLESSED BY THE LORD
YOUR GOD AND CANNOT CARRY YOUR TITHE, THEN EXCHANGE YOUR TITHE FOR SILVER, AND TAKE THE
SILVER WITH YOU AND GO TO THE PLACE THE LORD YOUR GOD WILL CHOOSE.  USE THE SILVER TO BUY
WHATEVER YOU LIKE:  CATTLE, SHEEP, WINE OR OTHER FERMENTED DRINK, OR ANYTHING YOU WISH.
Then you and your household shall eat there in the presence of the Lord your God and rejoice.

To sum up.  Once a year, a tenth of all that was produced from the land of the 11 Israelite tribes was taken
to the town where the storerooms of the central sanctuary was located.  AT THE STOREROOMS, THE TITHE
WAS DISTRIBUTED TO THE LEVITES.  IF THE STOREROOMS WERE TOO FAR, THEY COULD EXCHANGE THE
TITHE FOR SILVER.  WHEN THEY REACHED THE STOREROOMS, THEY WERE TO BUY THE TITHE (GRAIN,
WINE, ANIMALS, ETC.) BACK AND DELIVER IT TO THE STOREROOMS.

A side note.  When they arrived at the storerooms of the central sanctuary, all 12 tribes would eat from the
tithe during the initial festival.  The rest of the tithe, majority of it, went to the Levites or 12th tribe.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

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