Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary

15 Apr 2012

Tax Day in Ancient Israel

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Apparently, it was Benjamin Franklin who first said that the only thing we can be certain of is death and taxes. We are reminded of that again today, April 15, though the IRS has given us a couple of extra days this year to file our tax returns. Even the ancient Israelites had to deal with taxes. A recent archaeological discovery uncovers evidence of how taxes were collected under King Manasseh. You can read about it here.