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Leviticus 25:10

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So you must consecrate the fiftieth year, 1  and you must proclaim a release 2  in the land for all its inhabitants. That year will be your jubilee; 3  each one of you must return 4  to his property and each one of you must return to his clan.

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Ex 20:2; Le 25:13,26-28,33,34; Le 27:17-24; Nu 36:2-9; Ezr 1:3; Ps 146:7; Isa 49:9,24,25; Isa 61:1-3; Isa 63:4; Jer 34:8,13-17; Zec 9:11,12; Lu 1:74; Lu 4:16-21; Joh 8:32-36; Ro 6:17,18; 2Co 3:17; Ga 4:25-31; Ga 5:1,13; 1Pe 2:16; 2Pe 2:19,20

NET © Notes

tn Heb “the year of the fifty years,” or perhaps “the year, fifty years” (GKC 435 §134.o, note 2).

tn Cf. KJV, ASV, NAB, NIV, NRSV “liberty”; TEV, CEV “freedom.” The characteristics of this “release” are detailed in the following verses. For substantial summaries and bibliography on the biblical and ancient Near Eastern material regarding such a “release” see J. E. Hartley, Leviticus (WBC), 427-34, and B. A. Levine, Leviticus (JPSTC), 270-74.

tn Heb “A jubilee that shall be to you.” Although there has been some significant debate about the original meaning of the Hebrew word translated “jubilee” (יוֹבֵל, yovel; see the summary in J. E. Hartley, Leviticus [WBC], 434), the term most likely means “ram” and can refer also to a “ram’s horn.” The fiftieth year would, therefore, be called the “jubilee” because of the associated sounding of the “ram’s horn” (see B. A. Levine, Leviticus [JPSTC], 172, and the literature cited there).

tn Heb “you [plural] shall return, a man.”



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