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dren of Israel the tytbes wbich I have give en you, from them, for your inberitance, then ye shall offer up an beave-offering of it, for the LORD, even a tenth part of the tythe: And ye shall give thereof, the LORD's beave-offering, to Aaron the Priest
. Thirdly, there was another Tything the People were to make, besides the first, out of all their Increase; which they were, yearly, to carry up to the Temple; and there, and no where else, banquet upon it,
together with the Levites. Thou shalt truDeut. ly tythe all the increase of thy feed, that xiv . 22, the field bringeth forth year by year;
and thou Malt eat before the LORD thy God, in the place which be fall choose tą place his name there, the tythe of tby corn, of thy wine, and of thine oyl, and the firstlings of thine herds, and of thy flocks. And if the way be too long for thee, thou shalt turn it into money; and bestow that money for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for Strong drink, or for whatsoever tby foul defreth; and thou Malt eat there, before the LORD thy God, and thou shalt rejoyce, thou and thine boushold; and the Levite that is within thy gates : Thou Malt not forsake him;
for be bath no part nor inheritance with thee.
There was a fourth Kind of Tything,
At the Restoration of the true Worship of God by Hezekiah, after a Succession of
idolatrous Kings, among other things ; 2 Chron. He commanded the people that dwelt in Jexxxi. 4, rusalem,to give the portion of the Priests and
the Levites that they might be encouraged in
field, and the tythe of all
and pursued, after their Return from the 35, &c. Captivity.
SE C T. - XXII.
Of the sacred MONEY.
to fifty Years old, was to pay into the Numb. Treasury of the Tabernacle or Temple, by xxxi. 54.
way of a Capitation Tax, for the Use of
XXX. 127 &c.
ci yearly, or only upon special Occasions, In
terpreters do not agree. The latter seems Es to be the more probable: for otherwise, it
is likely we should meet with Instances of
the Payment of it, among the other anInual Observances; which are all mention'd i in some other Parts of Scripture, as well E as in the Books of the Law, The Direc
tion for the Payment of it, runs thus : When thou takest the sum of the children of Israel, after their number; then mall they. Exod. give, every man a ransom for his soul, unto the LORD, when thou numberest them, that there be no plague amongst them. This they
shall give, * half a Mekel after the shekel of s the sanctuary (a fhekel is twenty Gerahs;)
an half shekel shall be the offering of the LORD. And thou shalt take the atonementmoney of the children of Israel, and salt appoint it for the service of the tabernacle of the congregation.
This Money seems to have been paid constantly, for some time, in the Reign of Jeboash King of Judab; and to have been
2 Kings applied toward the Repairs of the Tem- xii.4,&c. ple : when, we are told, that Jehoiada the
* Half a Shekel is about one Shilling and two pence.
priest took a chest, and bored a hole in the lid of it, and
set it beħde the altar ; and the priest that kept the door, put therein all the money that was brought into the house of
the Lord. In another Place, it is said; z Chron. At the king's commandment, they made a xxiv. 8. chest, and set it without, at the gate of the
bouse of the LORD. And they made a proclamation throughout Judah and Jerusalem, to bring in to the LORD, the collection that Moses the servant of God laid upon Ifrael in the wilderness,
A considerable Time after, in the Reign of King Johab, mention is again made of this Money upon the same Account,
He sends a Scribe to the House of the Kings Lord, saying, Go up to Hilkiah the priest,
that he may fum the silver that is brought into the house of the LORD, which the keepers of the door bave gathered of the people.
We hear no more of it, till after the Building of the second Temple; when, instead of Chests, we read of a TreasureHouse, consisting of several Chambers, in
* Persico-Græcè Iasopuadxsoy. Syriacè Corban,