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Holiness Code

Holiness Code  

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The collection of legal material in Lev. 17–26, so named by A. Klostermann in 1877. There are indications that it is a product of the Exile in Babylon.
Jubilee

Jubilee  

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(Heb., yovel).Biblical law requiring the release of slaves and the restoration of family property every fifty years. The agricultural laws of the sabbatical year (i.e. the seventh year of seven) ...
Prosbul

Prosbul  

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(from Gk.).Jewish legal formula for reclaiming debts after the Sabbatical Year. A prosbul was signed by witnesses before a bet din and would entitle the creditor to collect his ...
Sabbatical Year

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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(Heb., shemittah).

The year in which, according to Jewish law, the land lies fallow. According to Exodus 23. 10–11

Sabbatical Year

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A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

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The seventh year, during which the fields were to be left fallow (Leviticus 25: 1–7) and debts released (Deuteronomy 15:

tithe

tithe  

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One tenth of annual produce or earnings, formerly taken as a tax for the support of the Church and clergy. The practice derived from Jewish custom, as recorded in Jacob's vow at Bethel, Genesis 28:22.

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