Saturday, February 21, 2009


"You shall thus consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim a release through the land to all its inhabitants.  It shall be a jubilee for you, and each of you shall return to his own property, and each of you shall return to his family.
 You shall have the fiftieth year as a jubilee; you shall not sow, nor reap its aftergrowth, nor gather in from its untrimmed vines.'For it is a jubilee; it shall be holy to you. You shall eat its crops out of the field.  On this year of jubilee each of you shall return to his own property."  Leviticus 25 (NASB)

What if the idea of Jubilee is a basic economic principle?  What would an economy look like that knew exactly when it was going to reset instead of having to crash and burn?

1 comment:

austinokie said...

The bad news about the Jubilee concept is apparently (scholars are not completely sure about this), but apparently it was never tried. A good idea gone wanting....But the passage in Luke 4 of Jesus' mission proclamation is a piece of Jubilee literature