The revelation of the jubilee originates from the Bible. The Old Testament describes that each family of the Israelites was allotted a portion of the good land. However, some became poor, sold their allotment (Leviticus 25:25) and lost their inheritance. Others became poorer still and even sold themselves into slavery (Leviticus 25:39). But every fifty years was the year of jubilee. Liberty was proclaimed throughout the land and each inhabitant was released from slavery, forgiven of their debts, and returned to their possession and their family (Leviticus 25:10). The jubilee was a year of enjoyment, satisfaction, and rest.
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