What is a bible jubilee. On surface, it says the writte-offs of debts and start fresh again..?
Would you think America will have a jubilee since it owes trillions of $$? Impact to an ordinary citizen??
- Campbell HaydenLv 78 months ago
Bible Jubilee = A waste of time in the real world.
- Annsan_In_HimLv 78 months ago
Not wishing to reinvent the wheel, I refer you to the anonymous answer that cited the Old Testament scriptures on the Year of Jubilee in ancient Israel.
None of that has anything to do with modern nations and their "National debts". It has to do with respect for the principle of God's sabbath - with the Jubilee, the land was given an entire sabbath-year of rest. People were restored and returned to their dignified, land-owning state if they had lost that due to getting so much into debt that they'd had to enter bonded servitude to the one they owed money to. It kept the nation of ancient Israel on a sound, level basis. For as long as they glorified God in the nation, the land would give its produce. Also, they would stand out as singularly blessed by God, in contrast with the pagan nations around them. The sabbath principle was one of the outstanding identifying marks of God's covenant people.
Due to the ancient nation of Israel breaking its covenant and sabbath requirements to God, God punished the nation eventually. They were taken into Babylonian captivity for 70 years, with Jerusalem wrecked and the temple destroyed, to let the land recover and 'catch up' on all the neglected sabbaths it should have had.
Christians are told in the New Testament to "Owe no man anything, except love." Romans 13:8-10. Until Christians get back to that principle, we will suffer the virtual slavery of being in financial debt, and nations will have crippling national debt - all because of love of money (which is idolatry). No nation on Earth is in a covenant relationship with God now. It is individual Christians, in every nation, who are. Let Christians be free of debt and forgiving, and respect the principle of sabbath-rest.
- BJLv 78 months ago
Every 50th year, counting from Israel’s entry into the Promised Land. The land was to lie fallow during the Jubilee year, and Hebrew slaves were to be set free.
Hereditary lands that had been sold were returned.
The Jubilee was, in a sense, an entire year of festival, a year of liberty that restored the nation to the state it had enjoyed when God first established it. Lev 25:10
- choko_canyonLv 78 months ago
Look it up yourself. No, it won't help US debt. No, we won't have one. Please, find yourself a new English teacher.
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- Anonymous8 months ago
Jubilee -- a joyful shout or clangour of trumpets, the name of the great semi-centennial festival of the Hebrews. It lasted for a year. During this year the land was to be fallow, and the Israelites were only permitted to gather the spontaneous produce of the fields ( Leviticus 25:11 Leviticus 25:12 ). All landed property during that year reverted to its original owner (13-34; 27:16-24 ), and all who were slaves were set free ( 25:39-54 ), and all debts were remitted.
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 Isaiah 5:8 Isaiah 5:9 Isaiah 5:10 ; Isaiah 61:1 Isaiah 61:2 ; Ezek. Isaiah 7:12 Isaiah 7:13 ; Nehemiah 5:1-19 ; 2 Chr 36:21 ) which place it beyond a doubt that it was observed.
The advantages of this institution were manifold. "1. It would prevent the accumulation of land on the part of a few to the detriment of the community at large. 2. It would render it impossible for any one to be born to absolute poverty, since every one had his hereditary land. 3. It would preclude those inequalities which are produced by extremes of riches and poverty, and which make one man domineer over another. 4. It would utterly do away with slavery. 5. 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. 6. 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."