What more hardy than his dealing with the sabbatical year, with idolatry?
The Jubilee allowed the same privileges as the sabbatical year.
The seventh is the sabbatical year, when bondsmen were to be released and debts go free.
As in the sabbatical year, there is to be no sowing, nor reaping that which grows of itself, nor gathering of grapes.
The institution of the sabbatical year appears to afford another very apt illustration.
every seventh year, during which the land, according to the law of Moses, had to remain uncultivated (Lev. 25:2-7; comp. Ex. 23:10, 11, 12; Lev. 26:34, 35). Whatever grew of itself during that year was not for the owner of the land, but for the poor and the stranger and the beasts of the field. All debts, except those of foreigners, were to be remitted (Deut. 15:1-11). There is little notice of the observance of this year in Biblical history. It appears to have been much neglected (2 Chr. 36:20, 21).