mint

mint

A strongly scented herb used in cooking, medicinally as a carminative and stomachic, and on floors of synagogues as an air-freshener. In (Matt 23:23 and Luke 11:42), paying tithes on inexpensive mint symbolizes attention to details of ritual law as opposed to the “weightier matters” of justice and mercy and faith.

Matt 23:23

23“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint, dill, and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy a ... View more

Luke 11:42

42“But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and herbs of all kinds, and neglect justice and the love of God; it is these you ought to have practiced ... View more

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