What is a biblical…
Meaning: a joyful shout or resounding trumpets
In any case, the Jubilee lasted for a year. During this year the land was to be fallow (left unplowed and unseeded), and the Israelites were only permitted to gather the spontaneous produce of the fields (Leviticus 25:11-12).
The return of the jubilee year was proclaimed by a blast of trumpets which sounded throughout the land. There is no record in Scripture of the actual observance of this festival, but there are numerous allusions (Isaiah 5:7, 8, 9, 10; 61:1-2; Ezek. 7:12-13; Neh. 5:1-19; 2 Chronicles 36:21) which place it beyond a doubt that it was observed.
The advantages of this institution were manifold.
- “It would prevent the accumulation of land on the part of a few to the detriment of the community at large.
- It would render it impossible for any one to be born to absolute poverty, since every one had his hereditary land.
- It would preclude those inequalities which are produced by extremes of riches and poverty, and which make one man domineer over another.
- It would utterly do away with slavery.
- It would afford a fresh opportunity to those who were reduced by adverse circumstances to begin again their career of industry in the patrimony which they had temporarily forfeited.
- It would periodically rectify the disorders which crept into the state in the course of time, preclude the division of the people into nobles and plebeians, and preserve the theocracy inviolate.”
- What is a SABBATICAL YEAR? Answer
- What is a LOAN? Answer
- What is a DEBT? Answer
- What is a DEBTOR? Answer
- What are the POOR? Answer
- POVERTY—What does the Bible say about the poor? Answer
- What are the biblical RELIGIOUS FESTIVALS?Answer
- What are TRUMPETS? Answer