Giving Class Recap: Giving Before the Law of Moses

In our recent series on giving Sandy made a great point about giving before the law: In Genesis you see Abel giving the “first fruits” (4:4) and Abraham and Issac tithing (14:20, 28:22).  Sandy also shared that the ideas of “first fruits” and a “tenth” were known among Egyptians, Babylonians, and Greeks!

This challenges the idea that we should dismiss tithing because it was a part of the now defunct law of Moses.


Question: How did Abel learn to give his “firstfruits”?  Where did Abraham and Issac get the idea of tithing? Where did the Babylonians, Egyptians, and Greeks get the idea of giving a tenth?

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