We will now go through all the Scriptural references in the Bible on tithe, tithes, andtithing: Gen. 14:20, "And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thineenemies into thy hand. And he [Abram] gave him [Melchizedek king of Salem, thepriest of the most high God, Ver. 18] TITHES of all [all the goods of war, Ver. 16]."We read again of this same event in the book of Hebrews: Heb. 7:1-10, "For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of God Most High, whomeets with Abraham returning from the combat with the kings and blesses him, towhom Abraham parts a TITHE also, from all... Now, behold how eminent this one isto whom the patriarch Abraham gives a TITHE also of the best of the booty. And,indeed, those of the sons of Levi who obtain the priestly office have a direction totake TITHES from the people according to the law... And here, indeed, dying menare obtaining TITHES... And so, to say, through Abraham, Levi also, who is obtainingthe TITHES, has been TITHED, for he was still in the loins of his father whenMelchizedek meets with him." There are a number of things we can learn concerning tithing from this section of Scriptures. In this, the first mention of tithing in the Bible, Abram gives toMelchizedek (a priest of God who was also the king of the city of Salem) a tithe of the best of the booty taken in war. Notice that this was not wheat, corn, wine, oil, orcattle from Abram’s personal possessions, but rather booty taken from conquerednations. There is nothing stated here that would cause us to conclude that Abram (laterchanged to Abraham) ever tithed on a regular basis on his own person possessions.Although Abraham gave Melchizedek a tithe of the booty of war, he told the king of Sodom that he would take none of it for himself.In this same account recorded in the seventh chapter of Hebrews, we learn that thepriests of Levi, from the family of Aaron (although far inferior to the priestly order of Melchizedek) also receive tithes from the people according to the law. This tells uslittle more about the actual tithes other than they received tithes.