Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Philosophy
Andreas J. Köstenberger
tithe, fulfillment, Abram, Melchizedek, Deut 14:28; Deut 26:12; Mal 3:8; Amos 4; Heb 7:9, Lev 25
Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Sokolosky, Noble, "Unmerited Inheritance: An Exposition of the Twelve Divine Elements, Fulfillment, and Typology of Yahweh’s Tithe to Levi" (2023). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 4958.
This dissertation seeks to advance the academy’s conversation about the Mosaic tithe ordinance by providing the first published reconciliation of what many scholars consider irreconcilable statutes. It does so by providing the first published exposition of the twelve divine elements of Yahweh’s sacred tithe against the land sabbatical and Jubilee statutes. Unless scholars can agree upon its divine elements, there is little hope for unity and progress towards edifying the saints with the typology of Yahweh’s inheritance tithe to Levi (Num 18:26).