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JUBILEE

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zealously Defending our Inheritance

‘And you shall count seven sabbaths of years for yourself, seven times seven years; and the time of the seven sabbaths of years shall be to you forty-nine years. 9 Then you shall cause the trumpet of the Jubilee to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the Day of Atonement you shall make the trumpet to sound throughout all your land. 10 And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a Jubilee for you; and each of you shall return to his possession, and each of you shall return to his family

A family that was not able to pay its debts may have had to sell its property or have the property seized in lieu of payment (vv. 25–28). The practice of Jubilee essentially reversed this transfer of ownership and restored the property to the family. See note on vv. 1–7. property The Hebrew word used here, achuzzah, refers to “tenured land” or “land holding.” The land of Canaan is actually a grant from God; the Israelites are His tenants, not landowners. Consequently, Israelites do not have the right to do what they want with the land. 10 So he said, “I have been very zealous for the LORD God of hosts; for the children of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars, and killed Your prophets with the sword. I alone am left; and they seek to take my life
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