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3:8 tithes. The word means a tenth. The practice of tithing is mentioned in the accounts of Abraham (Gen. 14:20) and Jacob (Gen. 28:22), and was codified in the law of Moses (Lev. 27:30; Num. 18:26; Deut. 14:22–29).
contributions. Portions of the animal sacrifices to which the priests were entitled (Ex. 29:27, 28; Lev. 9:22).