JUBILEE, AND HOW IT WORKS.
Jubilee is Godís 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
This Series will explain in detail the inner workings and operation of the Bible Jubilee as in was given.
Series will not only show the Jubileeís validity through Israelís
covenant, but also its application to all people down through time.
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.
Godís 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.
in operation today.
Definition of a Jubilee: (Strongís) 3104 The blast of a horn (continuous),
Trumpet, and the festival thus introduced. Also Liberty, release.
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 Jeremiahís prophesy about 70 years of captivity. (Jeremiah 25)
The Anatomy of the Jubilee contains:
Days, Weeks, Months, Years,
including both Solar and Lunar
Days, 7 Year Cycles, 7 sets
of 7 Year Cycles (the Jubilee itself)
Moons (Lunar moons needed to
balance Solar and Lunar time, Biblically)
subject is addressed later in this paper, and in great detail in
Additionally the following are ďcoined wordsĒ that are found in this series
Septilee = 70 year period of time.
A Bible Dekalee = a 490 year
period of time which is equal to
Ten Jubilees ( 10 X 49 years ), or 70 X 7 as indicated in [ Matt. 18: 22 ]
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.
Land, the People, and their Time were given to our father Abraham
and to his seed after him by Covenant forever. * Violate the Covenant Ė 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.
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
description of a Jubilee in Chapter 25 utilizes more than one kind of
time counting system.
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 canít 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.
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.
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. Thatís dealing with farming
practices again, and farming practices are connected with Solar time.
chapter forms a relationship between all three, Sun, Moon, and Earth.
As we move forward you will see
that Godís calendar is in fact, the actual relationship that exists
between the Solar, Lunar, and Earth.
That is Godís Calendar.
Godís 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.
calendar that we live by only counts Solar time. (Roman calendar)
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 Iíve
already pointed out, the only way you could do this is if there are two
different counting systems being used at the same time.
instance, your speedometer registers in both miles per hour, and in
kilometers as well. Theyíre
not the same sized units, but at a certain point on a line, they both
give their own readings for that exact event. Thatís using two different kinds
of speed measurements.
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
Units of Measure
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.
Letís 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 whatís involved in the given count. When we get into Bible counting as it was used back there, the Solar Yearís 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 Sunís 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. Thatís 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.
Basic Jubilee ó Leviticus 25 Applied
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 ďRestĒ 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 ďgreen earsĒ 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.
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 ďAbibĒ (Exodus 13:4). That means ďgreen earsĒ, 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
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 pink) the 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.
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. Itís the Solar Year that has four Seasons. Therefore itís 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 Lunationís (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, doesnít it? Also notice the 10 day delay at the beginning (Israel crossed the Jordan River on the 10th day of the 1st month, thatís 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.
Total Count for Row 2.
First thereís 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. Thatís another 167 days. So, that total is 10 days + 17,718 days + 167 days and that equals 17,895+ days. Thatís 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 ďfinger printĒ. More about that later.
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.
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. Isnít 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, ďreturn to your inheritance, and to your familyĒ.
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.
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.
Forty-two more years are needed from the Ninth Jubilee to yield an additional 6 Rest Years making the total 70. Thatís 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 ďoff the landĒ 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. Thatís 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. Thatís how long Godís patience lasts in this case. Remember what Jesus told Peter about forgiving 70x7 times? You will see that in the next unit.
Now, letís 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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