Again we see a leader leading! This is the first of our examples to refer to tithing. Though tithing became a temple tax, tithing is ancient practice that predates the temple as seen in Abraham's giving a tenth of the spoils of war to Melchizedek (Gen 14:20).Did you notice the same themes being repeated in this story? People freely giving. Gifts being heaped up. More than enough coming in. This went on for four months!