In these trying times, as we see Israel standing against the nations, Prof. Paul Eidelberg presents a peaceful calm in the storm. It was not politics, nor was it democracy, that preserved the Jewish people through centuries of humiliation, persecution, and massacre. It was Torah, given to the nation of Israel by Yahweh at Mount Sinai, that has preserved the Jewish people through thousands of years of dispersion and decimation.
One of the most common reference books used when studying the Scriptures is Strong's Exhaustive Concordance to the Bible. A major problem with Strong's Concordance is that it's written from a Western perspective while the Scriptures are written from a Hebraic perspective. In order to correctly understand the Scriptures, the Hebrew words must be understood within their original cultural setting. This type of understanding can be accomplished by using the Ancient Hebrew Lexicon of the Bible.
Popular Christian teachings generally state that tithing is required, and usually for the support of the local church. This teaching has bought torment to many people trying to do as the Lord commands. What do the Scriptures really say about tithing?
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