Temples, Tithes, and Taxes is a very interesting study of the role of the temple in the ancient societies. Prof. Stevens, a CPA/Old Testament scholar, examines the role that the temples filled for their communities/nations. This naturally leads to comparisons of the modern day interface of armies, financial institutions, and worship centers. It begs the question of how people of faith dealt with the destruction of this central institution when the temple was destroyed. This could lead to insights for today post 9/11.