What exactly did Abraham tithe to Melchizedek? Is Abraham’s tithe a “type,” “shadow” or “principle” for New Covenant giving? In Hebrews 7, we learn about the significance of Abraham’s tithe to Melchizedek. The significance of it is that is shows how Melchizedek is greater than the Levites (who were still “in” Abraham when he tithed – and therefore Jesus is greater than the Levites, and He Himself does away with the entire Old Covenant and makes it obsolete. Abraham’s tithe has nothing to do with us (the people of the church) tithing. It’s all about the superiority of Jesus over the Old Covenant.
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