redemption of land

redemption of land

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).

Lev 25:23-34

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

Jer 32:6-15

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

Ruth 4:1-4

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

Lev 25:26-27

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

Lev 25:14-16

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

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