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The price list in the Torah..


"All the gold that was occupied for the work in all the work of the holy place , even the gold of the offering, was twenty and nine talents, and seven hundred and thirty shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary.
And the silver of them that were numbered of the congregation was an hundred talents, and a thousand seven hundred and threescore and fifteen shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary:

A bekah for every man, that is , half a shekel, after the shekel of the sanctuary, for every one that went to be numbered, from twenty years old and upward, for six hundred thousand and three thousand and five hundred and fifty men ."

2. Mose 38. 24, 25, 26

..the Payments of Hashem..

In addition to the classic Tithe, there are a variety of individual payment offers for very specific and concrete occasions, some of which we list on this page.

The classic tithe, on the other hand, refers to the 10th part of the agricultural income that is to be paid each year to the Levites, who are appointed by God as priestly temple servants and have no other income themselves.

In some parts of the Torah, God also writes about the 5th part, i.e. 20% of the wealth gained during the year.
Here, 10% would be for the temple and 10% for the priest. Always remember that this applies instead of taxes and interest, for which well over 90% of your income is required today.

The Torah was given to Moses and the children of Israel to live by. Even if the Torah is somewhat unpopular today, God has laid down simple rules there which, if you keep to them, are given to you for the best. Also, as far as God's easy payments are concerned, God does not want to hit you over the head with your pocketbook, because a worldwide establishment of the Torah is tantamount to the elimination of taxes and interest, which comes from the Roman system.

In return, God asks you in the Torah to test him to see whether your gift required in the Bible comes back to you in excess. In other words: if you keep to the Torah, the flourishing upswing in your life can hardly be prevented.

Maleachi 3,10: "Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it ."

In addition to the individual and concrete payment commandments, money is used in the Torah for many reasons. Be it out of gratitude for grace received, gifts on various occasions, purchase contracts, redemption, debt payments and much more.

An important basis for understanding is that the Hebrew word "כסף" (=Kesev), which stands for MONEY in the Torah, means SILVER in the exact translation.


So whenever the Torah talks about money, it really means silver!

In addition to the general tithe, which is to be paid in silver, there are the following classic individual payments:


"And Isaac sowed in that land, and gained an hundredfold that year; and the LORD blessed him.
And the man became rich and grew richer until he was very rich." Genesis 26:11+12


"Then Judah said to his brothers, 'What profit is it that we kill our brother and cover his blood? Come, let us sell him to the Ishmaelites; but let not our hand be on him, for our brother is our flesh he! And his brothers listened to it.
Then Midianite men, traders, passed by, and they pulled him out and brought Joseph up from the cistern. And they sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites for twenty shekels of silver. And they brought Joseph into Egypt." Genesis 37:26-28

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