Is Tithing a New Testament Principle?

Is Tithing a New Testament Principle?

There has been so much discussion over tithing and giving over the last few years. This is a brief examination of the relevant texts to see whether we can consider it a New Testament principle.

Gen 14:18-22 – Abraham
Gen 28:22 – Jacob
Lev 27:30-33 – Levitical tithe
Deut 14:22-27 – celebratory tithe
Deut 14:28-29 – poor tithe
2 Chr. 31:5-6 – Hezekiah begins tithing again
Neh 10:37-39 – Temple tax
Malachi 3:6-12 disobedience of Israel/robbing of tithes
Matt 23:23 – Jesus confronts religious leaders
Luke 18:11-12 – Parable
Hebrews 7:1-10 – the superiority of Jesus’ priesthood to the Levites

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