Jubilee

Jubilee (Joo┬┤buh-lee)

The fiftieth year occurring at the end of seven sabbatical cycles of seven years each, in which all land was left fallow and returned to its ancestral owners and all Israelite slaves were freed. The Jubilee is described in (Lev 25:8-17, Lev 23-55; Lev 27:16-25; and Num 36:4).

Lev 25:8-17

The Year of Jubilee
8You shall count off seven weeks of years, seven times seven years, so that the period of seven weeks of years gives forty-nine years.9Then ... View more

Lev 23-55

Appointed Festivals
1The Lord spoke to Moses, saying:2Speak to the people of Israel and say to them: These are the appointed festivals of the Lord that you shal ... View more

Lev 27:16-25

16If a person consecrates to the Lord any inherited landholding, its assessment shall be in accordance with its seed requirements: fifty shekels of silver to a ... View more

Num 36:4

4And when the jubilee of the Israelites comes, then their inheritance will be added to the inheritance of the tribe into which they have married; and their inhe ... View more

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