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"The Profit of the Many," the Biblical Doctrine and Ethics of Wealth; The Biblical Doctrine and Ethics of Wealth (Paperback) Loot Price: R403
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"The Profit of the Many," the Biblical Doctrine and Ethics of Wealth; The Biblical Doctrine and Ethics of Wealth (Paperback)

Edward Tallmadge Root

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1899. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... tax; for the early government of Israel was tribal and required no revenue; and the king's income in later times was derived from a special tax and confiscated and conquered lands. It was rather an object lesson to teach the claims of religion and the community upon all the wealth of the individual. Since the worship of Jehovah was the basis of national life, it had the first lien upon every citizen's income. The second tithe is peculiar in being used by the individual, but only in a prescribed manner, viz., at the central Sanctuary in a feast open to all. It was impossible to dictate the use of all wealth by law; but thus the Israelite was taught that even what he spent upon self was so to be spent as to strengthen the sense of national unity and common brotherhood; that private enjoyment is greatest when the whole of tithes the Law, as we have seen, assumes much to be known. If a double tithe were familiar, it would be in accordance with its usual method to take it for granted. Now, if the one-fifth tax of Gen. 47: 24, was actually introduced in Egypt, a double tithe would have been familiar to the Israelites for generations, and would have seemed the natural and proper rate; while if it De legendary, what can it be but the reflection of general later usage? Nor is it true that the Deuteronomist classes ti: e Levite among the needy. So soon as named the reason for benevolence to them is apparent; but in his case the reason is always expressly named--he has no inheritance. In the very passage where he is given so liberal an income, his lack of inheritance is emphasized in the same words. (Num. 18: 20, 23, 24.) The Levite was to share the harvest festival, not because he was a pauper, but for the same reason that the New Englander sends a turkey to his pastor as ...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Edward Tallmadge Root
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 76
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-28754-0
Barcode: 9781151287540
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-151-28754-7

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