*PART 1    JUBILEE SERIES  (with Rest Years)



The Jubilee is God’s special time counting system that was revealed to the Children of Israel when God brought them out of captivity from Egypt.  It is part of the covenant between Israel and God, as declared to them through Moses.  The rules of operation governing this subject affect both the people and the land that they found themselves on.

This Series will explain in detail the inner workings and operation of the Bible Jubilee as in was given.

This Series will not only show the Jubilee’s validity through Israel’s covenant, but also its application to all people down through time.

The Jubilee was not made known to any other people in history in the form and manner that it was presented to Israel through the Bible.

It is God’s calendar for all time that we know about, and it will affect everybody that has ever been, or ever will be on the face of this Earth.

It is in operation today.

Definition of a Jubilee: (Strong’s) 3104  The blast of a horn (continuous), Rams horn,      Trumpet, and the festival thus introduced.  Also Liberty, release.

The Figures:

 Figure  1.1 shows the Scriptural definition of a Jubilee.  (Leviticus 25)    

 Figures 1.2  through 1.6 deal with laying out a Jubilee.  (Scriptures applied)

 Figures 1.7 and 1.8 deal with counting Rest Years to help explain Jeremiah’s prophesy about 70 years of captivity.  (Jeremiah 25)


The Anatomy of the Jubilee contains:

Days, Weeks, Months, Years, including both Solar and Lunar  counts.

Feast Days, 7 Year Cycles,  7 sets of 7 Year Cycles  (the Jubilee itself)

Reset Moons (Lunar moons needed to balance Solar and Lunar time, Biblically)

This subject is addressed later in this paper, and in great detail in PART 3.   

 Additionally the following are “coined words” that are found in this series

All of the above apply to: The Land, and The people who inhabit the Land during these time arrangements.  Additionally the Bible states that the above list also includes "the stranger that is within your gates".  It will affect them, and they will affect it, and all of it will affect you and me.

The Land, the People, and their Time were given to our father Abraham and to his seed after him by Covenant forever. * Violate the Covenant – loose the land!

Scriptural Reference for the Jubilee

Leviticus 25  ( KJV )

Vs. 1-4  And the Lord spake unto Moses in Mount Sinai, saying Speak unto the Children of Israel, and say unto them, when ye come into the land which I give you, then shall the land keep a SABBATH UNTO THE LORD.  SIX YEARS thou shalt sow thy field, and SIX YEARS thou shalt prune thy vineyard, and gather in the fruit thereof; But in the SEVENTH YEAR shall be a SABBATH OF REST unto the land,  A SABBATH FOR THE LORD: thou shalt neither sow thy field, nor prune thy vineyard.

Vs. 8-12  And thou shalt number SEVEN SABBATHS OF YEARS unto thee, SEVEN TIMES SEVEN YEARS, and the space of the SEVEN SABBATHS of YEARS shall be unto thee FORTY and NINE YEARS.  Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the JUBILEE to sound on the TENTH DAY of the SEVENTH MONTH, in the day of ATONEMENT shall ye make the trumpet sound throughout all your land.  And ye shall hallow the FIFTIETH YEAR, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof:  It shall be a JUBILEE unto you, and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family.  A JUBILEE shall that FIFTIETH YEAR be unto you: ye shall not sow, neither reap that which groweth of itself in it, nor gather the grapes in it of thy vine undressed.  For it is the JUBILEE: it shall be holy unto you.

Not shown here, but included, is Leviticus 23 that lays out the yearly count for the Bible feast days.  Read this chapter and any other references that it refers you to.

Let these scriptures and any other related passages represent Figure 1.1

Reviewing Leviticus 25

The description of a Jubilee in Chapter 25 utilizes more than one kind of time counting system.

Verses 1-4 talks directly about Solar time.  They describe a behavior pattern in a seven year cycle that talks about farming. They tell when to work the land, and when not to work the land.  Farming deals with seasons.  The Solar year contains four seasons.  You can’t deal with seasons without dealing with Solar years.  The Solar year shows the relationship between the Sun and the Earth. These four verses talk about that kind of time counting.

Verses 8-12 talk about Lunar time. They talk about a kind of time that measures years, months, and days of a month in order to find the 50th year. These statements are directly connected with Lunar time.  A Lunar year contains 12 Lunar months. If you pin-point a day in Lunar time, you do so by using Lunar years, Lunar months, and days.  The focus in these verses refers to the Lunar calendar.  The Lunar calendar involves the relationship between the Earth and the Moon.  These verses talk about that kind of time counting.

At the end of verses 8-12 (Lunar time) after the 50th year has been located, it reconnects the 50th Lunar year with Solar time again by explaining that it is a Rest year for the land.  That’s dealing with farming practices again, and farming practices are connected with Solar time.

This chapter forms a relationship between all three, Sun, Moon, and Earth.  As we move forward you will see that God’s calendar is in fact, the actual relationship that exists between the Solar, Lunar, and Earth.  That is God’s Calendar.

God’s Calendar deals exclusively with the physical heavens, as seen through the eyes of someone on Earth.  This includes Sun, Moon, and Stars.  Together they measure time for us. 

Today’s calendar that we live by only counts Solar time. (Roman calendar)

Leviticus 25 places the 50th year right in the middle of the 49th year.  You can only do that if two different kinds of counting systems are being used.


Now let me focus in on this question.  How can one proclaim the 50th year in the middle of the 49th year?  What is being said here?  As I’ve already pointed out, the only way you could do this is if there are two different counting systems being used at the same time.

For instance, your speedometer registers in both miles per hour, and in kilometers as well.  They’re not the same sized units, but at a certain point on a line, they both give their own readings for that exact event.  That’s using two different kinds of speed measurements.

The same thing is happening in the Bible time counting story. Only this time we have to use Bible time counting units.  The one of course is in Solar Time.  Solar time displays the four Seasons. The other is in Lunar Time.  That measures in months.  The following work, starting with Figure1.2, will help you see how all of this is laid out.  

Units of Measure

Figure  1.2

This  Figure  gives  the  various  lengths  of time used in laying out the Jubilee.   It compares 50 moon years with the stated count of 49-7-10 wherein we are told to   sound the trumpet and say 50.

Let’s look at the term 49-7-10.  This is where the story in Chapter 25 takes us.  This is a composite number that deals with 3 kinds of time.  Solar time, Lunar time, and Day time.  Broken down it is 49 Solar Years, 7 Lunar Months, and 10 ordinary Days.

I need to explain what’s involved in the given count.  When we get into Bible counting as it was used back there, the Solar Year’s sub units are measured in Seasons, 4 Seasons.  This is identifiable by the Barley crop found in the Springtime.  That crop is Sun controlled.  The Sun also marks the beginning and ending of the each day that runs from sundown to sundown.  The Sun’s position in our sky also marks the hours.  In order to count in years, we have to include all four seasons.     Since yearly we are always looking for the "Green ears" that requires the use of Solar time.  The above number mentions years.

The Lunar Year is the one that contains months, 12 months.  All Bible month and day counts are given in Lunar time.  The Lunar month further breaks down into   Moon phases that change daily so you can recognize a different day by those changing phases.  That marks each individual day for us,  Day one, day two, and so forth.  That’s Lunar time counting.  The Lunar Year is about 11 days shorter than the Solar Year.   Leviticus 25 mentions months.

The most defining fact shown above in the lower part of Figure 1.2 illustrates that both 50 Moon Years and the number 49-7-10 contain exactly the same totals (17,718 days).  This is why we must sound Trumpet on 49-7-10 and proclaim 50 years.


The Basic Jubilee — Leviticus 25 Applied

Figure  1.3    

The information shown in Figure 1.3 consists of two parts. On the left side is a column of 7 years showing the  first  6  years as regular working years, and the 7th year (colored yellow) as a “Rest”  Year (Sabbatical Year),  where  the  land  is laid to rest as the Scriptures indicate  (Lev. 25:1-7). 

The  second  part,  on  the right, shows a block of 49 years (7 X 7) having seven  (yellow colored) Rest Years,  plus at 49-7-10 the time at which the trumpet  is  sounded  and  the  Jubilee is declared (50th year, colored orange) (Lev.25: 8-13).

This chart is placed here so that you may read the Scripture references given above in Figure 1.1 and talk your way through this chart, step at a time.

Now, ask yourself this question, What kind of counting system places the 50th year in the middle of the 49th year?  It is also appropriate to ask here does that 50th year start at 49-7-10 or does it end there,
or is it somewhere else altogether?

This paper will explain those answers. As a matter of fact, that is the most crucial concept in the Jubilee story.

The Solar Seasons

The left hand side of  this Figure  shows  the  Bible year starting in the springtime  (Exodus 12:1,2).  The Solar year is divided into four seasons. The little green dot indicate the  time  of  the “green ears” of barley found in the spring.  Barley is the indicator crop used in the Bible story.  Barley finishes its cycle several weeks before the Wheat Harvest  finishes it cycle.

In terms of Bible Feast Days, Passover deals with Barley, and Pentecost deals with Wheat.

Figure 1.4

This chart also shows that the year itself can be looked at like a single day.  The Year has both a Day, and a Night.  Six months making the Day-time part  of  the  Year, including both Spring and Summer, when the earth is awake and  alive.  Then,  the  Night-time part of the Year includes both Fall and Winter, when  the  Earth  is  dormant,  or  asleep.  It is the day-time portion of the Year  (spring/summer)  when  the land is laid to rest on the Seventh Year, and on the Jubilee. The night-time portion of this Figure is shaded blue for each Year.

The Solar Year has four natural divisions called Seasons, and the Lunar Year has 12 natural divisions called Months.

The Right  Hand  side  of  this Figure shows the lower right hand portion of Figure 1.3, and it enlarges the years 42, 48, and 49.  This chart also places 49-7-10  in  the  second  half  of  the 49th year, then connects the 50th Lunar year  with  its  correct  equivalent  in the  49th Solar year.  Notice that the 50th Lunar Year  ENDS  at  49-7-10.   Also notice while the Lunar Year counting system begins in the Spring-time like the Solar year count, by the 50th Lunar year it starts with fall / winter  and  ends  with  fall / winter.   The Jubilee Moon counting system has reversed its Seasons by the time it has reached its 50th Year.  This is caused by the 11 day shorter Lunar Year. 

Lev.  25  says  that the 50th Year is also a Rest Year. Notice, the chart shows  that  this  50th  Lunar Year shares the same growing season as the 49th  Solar  Year.  To  keep  one  Rest Year, in this case, is to keep the other also, proving a match up between the two systems at this point.

Now look at the beginning of each year shown. (1st month).  The Bible calls the first month “Abib” (Exodus 13:4).  That means “green ears”, hence the small little green dots yearly.   As  the  name itself indicates, Abib is in the springtime.  If  you are  going  to  lay  the land to rest, you are going to do so in the Spring / Summer.  There is nothing growing in the Fall / Winter.

Since I'm talking about the day time and night time portions of a year I need to draw your attention to another kind of counting that comes up later.

Exodus 23:14-17 tells us the year starts out with Passover time in the month of "Abib".  It marks this time by connecting it with Israel Exodus from Egypt.  That's easy to track.  There are many scriptures that lay that out precisely.

Verse 16 tells us about the Feast of the 7th month.  There, it calls the Feast of Tabernacles the "Feast of Ingathering".  It says that feast is in the end of the year.  It says the same thing in Exodus 34:22.  What does this mean?  What kind of count starts in the spring and ends in the fall?  That only makes 6 months. 

We already know about the Solar and Lunar year counts.  In this work, I am showing their relationships in a 49 year block of time. They're different, but in this case, like the 6 months of day-time, and the 6 months of night-time shown in Figure 1.4 we can actually see a whole year happening in just 6 months.  That is, if  we are talking about the growing season part of the year.  That's right, the "growing season" year is only six months long.  Not in the "green house" but out in nature.

Now let look at what God can do with that.  The Jubilee is 49 years long, but if you count in the Exodus 23 language style, you can run the 49 years off in just half that time.  This happens later in the story.  I'm pointing this fact out here so you can know about it.  In my work I call this "Double Timing".  We won't get to this subject for a while, but this is a good place to introduce the concept.  Remember it for later on.

Part 5 that follows this 4 Part Series will get into that subject in depth. This fact has made it very hard for people today to connect the Bible story with real time counting.  This subject will affect all of us very soon now. 

There are many kinds of time counts that God uses.  Not just Sun time.

Figure 1.5

Again we start with a standard 49 year square as in Figure 1.3, only this time we are going to plot 50 Lunar Years on it.

Remember, the Lunar Year is about 11 days shorter than a Solar Year.  Now look  at  the  chart  and  notice  the staggered pattern that appears.  The 11 days shorter  time  for each  Lunar Year really adds up, in fact, it amounts to 18 months in 49 Solar Years.

The Jubilee time count does not start on the first day of the 1st month, but rather  on  the  10th day of the 1st month when Israel crossed the Jordan River  (Josh.  4:19).   It ends  precisely on 49-7-10.  There are 17,718 days between those two points.  I have colored (in  pinkthe area that demonstrates how the 50 Lunar Years fit inside of the 49 Solar Years with space left on both sides.


The Linear Jubilee Chart

Now  we  are  going  to look at the Jubilee in a different configuration.  This time I will not use the 7x7 squares.  This time I will make it a linear chart (straight line) so that I can show the comparisons more clearly.

Figure 1.6

Look the chart over carefully.

The  top row  shows 49 Solar Years in a straight line. This row emphasizes the 7 Year cycle, and is colored yellow.  It’s the Solar Year that has four Seasons.  Therefore it’s Solar Years that tell us when to lay the land to rest.

The  second  row  shows  50  Lunar Years in a straight line, (colored pink).  The 50th Year itself is colored in red.

A  Lunar Year has 12 Lunation’s (months).  This row emphasizes the 11 day  annual difference that has built up between the Solar time, and straight Lunar time.  Notice, the 50 Lunar Years are setting  inside  the  49  Solar Years.  Stands out, doesn’t it?  Also notice the 10  day  delay  at  the beginning (Israel crossed the Jordan River on the 10th  day  of  the 1st month, that’s when their time count started).  Now look at  the  placement of the end of the 50 Lunar Years compared to the Forty Ninth Solar Years above it.  There   are  still  5 months, and 20 days left to the end of  the year.  The times outside the 50 Lunar Years on either side are colored orange.   This  orange  area  totals 6 months, and is not inside the 50 Lunar Year Jubilee  count,  (colored  pink).   Each additional 49 Year Jubilee period is the same.

The Total Count for Row  2.

First there’s the 10 days from 1-1 to 1-10 of the first year, delayed time before crossing the Jordan River.  Then the 50 Lunar years, 17,718 days.  Finally the 5 months and 20 days to the end of the year.  That’s another 167 days.  So, that total is 10 days + 17,718 days + 167 days and that equals 17,895+ days.  That’s Row 2, and that total brings us to within about a day and a 1/3 (average count) of the 49 Solar Year count (17,896+ days).  This difference is very important as we go down through time because it gives each Jubilee its own “finger print”.  More about that later.

 Sabbatical Rest Years.

This Figure explains how to count Rest Years.  As shown in Figure 1.3, there are  7  Rest  Years in every  49  Year period, plus the 50th Year making  a total of  8  Rest  years in the same 49 Year period.

Figure 1.7

In other words, the growing  season  of  the  49th  Solar Year (six month daytime part of the  year) is  the  exact  same  growing  season as the Rest year for the 50th Lunar Year.  To keep  one is to keep the other.  Isn’t that nice?  Again, there are 8 counted Rest Years in one Jubilee!

On  a  standard 7th year,  it says we are to do four things; lay the land to  rest,  cancel  debts,  release  the  Hebrew servants, and read the law out loud  in  the  7th month.  However, on the Jubilee there are two additional things to do.  There, we are told, “return to your inheritance, and to your family”.

Leviticus 26 shows about these Rest Years, and the fact that there will be a judgment if they are not kept. The next Figure will count that for you.

70 Rest-Year Breakdown

This Figure shows how to count the REST YEARS that add up to 70 before Israel  (or  anyone, Jeremiah 25) is expelled from the land.  Remember, there are 8 Rest  Years  in each Jubilee.  Eight Jubilees, then, add up to 64 Rest Years.

Figure 1.8


Forty-two  more  years  are  needed  from the Ninth Jubilee to yield an additional  6  Rest  Years  making  the total 70.  That’s counting in Rest Years.

Now  then, how  many  real  run  years  does it take to build up the 70 Rest Years.  Eight Jubilees  add  up  to 392 years (8x49), plus 42 more years of the Ninth Jubilee making it 434 real  run  years.  Notice, 434 years ends 7 years before the 9th Jubilee ends.

REVIEW:  The two mysteries of the Jubilee presented here are:

 #1    The Bible uses two different counting system to place the Jubilee of 50 Lunar Years intact inside of 49 Solar Years, starting from 1-10 of the beginning Month to the 10th day of the 7th month of the 49th year.

Forty Nine Lunar Years are 18 months shorter than Forty Nine Solar Years.  Therefore it takes 18 additional moons spread out over the 49 years to balance the two systems.

When applied, this will allow the correct space for 50 Lunar Years to set inside of the given 49 Solar Years from Leviticus 25, with 6 Months left over.   Ten days of those 6 months are used up at the start, and 5 months and 20 days are left over at the end.  This is true for every consecutive Jubilee thereafter.

Just how this is done, I will handle in Part 3 of this series under the title of "Resets".  It is an extremely important topic that must be understood if the reader is ever going to master this subject.  It deserves all of the time and space that's necessary to fully explain it, and that happens in Part 3 called The Jubilee Series with RESETS.   

In an effort to avoid confusion for the reader, I'm simply going to by-pass that subject  for now and move on to Part 2 of The Bible Timeline. 

We need to keep tracking the Jubilee and the Rest Years subject, as it was presented  here and as it is shown through the Bible Timeline in the next section.

#2    There are 8 Rest Years in each Jubilee.  Seven regular Rest Years, and one more Rest Year for the Jubilee itself. (See Figure 1.7)

These facts cause 70 Rest years to equal 434 real run years.

In real time, when you have run up a bill with God of 434 years without keeping the 70 Rest Years, you have to go “off the land” until the Land has had its Rest.  (Leviticus 26: 32-35 and verse 43).

The total time of 434 years plus the 70 Rest Years pay back time amounts to 504 years.  That’s 14 years longer than the original full time of 490 years.

434 Years are what's left after the full time of 490 years has been cut down because of not keeping the required Rest Years.  490 Years equals 10 Jubilees, or 70x7 years.  That’s how long God’s patience lasts in this case.  Remember what Jesus told Peter about forgiving 70x7 times?  You will see that in the next unit.       

Now, let’s see if all of this really happens on the Bible Time Line.


For the Record:  No nation, as a whole, has ever kept this Jubilee System as God gave it on an on-going basis, in history. This Includes Israel, or anywhere else on the Earth in any time period.

Part 2 - The Bible Timeline, will demonstrate this fact.

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