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In the Christian and Jewish traditions, a '''tithe''' is a sum of money, usually 10% of a person's income, that is given to the church.  The tithe is mandated in the Old Testament(Leviticus 27:30-33) and praised by Jesus(Matthew 23:23).  Tithing is relatively rare in modern American society.  As of 2002, only 6% of born again adults tithe, and only 3% of households overall.<ref>http://www.barna.org/FlexPage.aspx?Page=BarnaUpdate&BarnaUpdateID=139</ref>
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In the [[Christian]] and [[Jewish]] traditions, a '''tithe''' is a sum of [[money]], usually 10% of a person's [[income]], that is given to the [[church]].  The tithe is mandated in the [[Old Testament]] ([[Leviticus]] 27:30-33) and praised by [[Jesus]] ([[Matthew]] 23:23).  Tithing is relatively rare in modern [[American]] society.  As of 2002, only 6% of born again adults tithe, and only 3% of households overall.<ref>http://www.barna.org/FlexPage.aspx?Page=BarnaUpdate&BarnaUpdateID=139</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 18:05, 3 November 2007

In the Christian and Jewish traditions, a tithe is a sum of money, usually 10% of a person's income, that is given to the church. The tithe is mandated in the Old Testament (Leviticus 27:30-33) and praised by Jesus (Matthew 23:23). Tithing is relatively rare in modern American society. As of 2002, only 6% of born again adults tithe, and only 3% of households overall.[1]

  1. http://www.barna.org/FlexPage.aspx?Page=BarnaUpdate&BarnaUpdateID=139