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Tithing
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I. History of Religion

Instances in which a certain share of a person’s gains were ceded to the gods are known from the religions of the ancient Near East and of Classical Antiquity; on the evidence of the Old Testament (e.g. Lev 27:32f.; 1 Sam 8:15), Judaism and Christianity were also familiar with tithing (see III, IV below). Even the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons), which …

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Hutter, Manfred, Otto, Eckart, Reichman, Ronen and Strohm, Christoph, “Tithing”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 14 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_025440>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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