Abraham’s Tithe To Melchizedek – Part 4

Why was Abraham’s tithe to Melchizedek a significant event? What is it that God wants us to see in this passage? We find the answer in Hebrews 7:1-17. “The name Melchizedek means “king of righteousness,” and king of Salem means “king of peace.” There is no record of his father or mother or any of…

Abraham’s Tithe To Melchizedek – Part 3

Here Are Some Interesting Facts About Abraham's Tithe To Melchizedek: 1. God did not command Abraham to tithe to Melchizedek. Abraham tithed to Melchizedek more than likely out of ancient custom. In ancient times, it was custom to give a tenth of war spoils to a head of State. The reason why the amount was sometimes…

Abraham’s Tithe To Melchizedek – Part 2

This article provides a summary of Genesis 14. I encourage you to study the entire chapter on your own. A Summary of Genesis 14 A war broke out between two teams of kings. One team had 4 kings: king Amraphel of Babylonia, king Arioch of Ellasar, king Kedorlaomer of Elam, and king Tidal of Goiim.…

Abraham’s Tithe To Melchizedek – Part 1

Abraham's Tithe To Melchizedek The Hebrew word translated as "tithe" or "tenth" first appears in Genesis 14, when Abraham gave a tenth to Melchizedek. Some Christians reason that since Abraham gave a tenth to Melchizedek before the Old Covenant, then tithing is an "eternal principle" which pre-dates the Old Covenant and remains in effect in the New Covenant. The problem…