Land Sabbaths Here In The Present And Past

Picture Credit- Pixabay By way of introduction, Dr. Stanley summarized the history of the land sabbath. The shemittah year was kept during both the First...
Picture Credit- Pixabay By way of introduction, Dr. Stanley summarized the history of the land sabbath. The shemittah year was kept during both the First and Second Temple periods, though not always consistently. In fact, even before the Israelites reached the Promised Land, Moses prophesied that neglect of the land sabbath would be a factor in Israel's eventual exile (Lev. 26:34-35). 2 Chron. 36:21 indicates that Moses' prophecy was fulfilled in the Babylonian captivity of the sixth century B.C. One example of land sabbath observance in the Second Temple period is recorded in the book of 1 Maccabees. 1 Macc....