The Sabbatical Year

By the command of the Lord, each seventh yearthe fields were to be left fallow (Leviticus 25:1-7) and debts were to cancelled or released (Deuteronomy 15:1-11) In Hebrew, this is called Shemitah (“Release”). The seven years are counted in the cycle of fifty culminating in the Jubilee.

 

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The Bible Calendar doesn't treat every year with the same status as the previous year. 

Thus every seventh year is a Sabbatical Year when the land must lie fallow.

God promises to give enough crops in six years to last seven, if wise use is made of the grain in the granaries.

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