In the Israelite legal codes (Lev 25:23-34) the right of Israelite landowners to regain property that had been sold. Provisions were made for various means through which the land could be reclaimed: a relative could purchase the land (Jer 32:6-15; Ruth 4:1-4), the original owner could buy it back (Lev 25:26-27; cf. vv. Lev 25:14-16), or it would automatically revert to the previous owner every fifty years (the Jubilee Year).
23The land shall not be sold in perpetuity, for the land is mine; with me you are but aliens and tenants.24Throughout the land that you hold, you shall provide ... View more
6Jeremiah said, The word of the Lord came to me:7Hanamel son of your uncle Shallum is going to come to you and say, “Buy my field that is at Anathoth, for the r ... View more
The Marriage of Boaz and Ruth
1No sooner had Boaz gone up to the gate and sat down there than the next-of-kin, of whom Boaz had spoken, came passing by. So Boaz ... View more
26If the person has no one to redeem it, but then prospers and finds sufficient means to do so,27the years since its sale shall be computed and the difference s ... View more
14When you make a sale to your neighbor or buy from your neighbor, you shall not cheat one another.15When you buy from your neighbor, you shall pay only for the ... View more