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Tithing is the annual or periodic payment of a tenth (tithe) of certain produce or income for religious and/or charitable purposes. In ancient times, tithing was a widespread phenomenon in the mediterranean world. It was not only Judaism that knew some form of tithing. It was also found in Egypt, Greece, and Rome, and later emerged in the Chr…

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Hallebeek, Jan, “Tithing”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 22 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2018

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