Nehemiah Chapter 10

Sabbatical Year

*note: Because Israel did not keep the sabbatical year as they should, they endured about 70 years of Babylonian captivity. Every 6th year an extra month, Adar, was added because their calendar was based on lunar movements rather than solar 365 days.

Nehemiah 10:31

Leviticus 25:4-7 (P)

Deuteronomy 15:1-18

Deuteronomy 31:9-13 (G)

Men,women and children to be gathered together at he end of the seven years of release.

2 Chronicles 36:20-21

*note re. 70 yrs. of captivity.

Jeremiah 25:11-12

*note re. 70 yrs. of captivity.

Jeremiah 29:10

*note re 70 yrs. of captivity.

Jeremiah 34:8-18

Failure to let go every bondman and bondwoman every 7 yrs.. was added reason for 70 yrs. of captivity.

Daniel 9:2

Zechariah 7:5

Hebrews 4:9

Looks on more to the millenial time.

Sabbatical Year

Sabbatical year. See references Lev.25:2-4, 26:34-46, Right of redemption Lev.25:47-49, and Year of Jubilee Lev.25:8-13. Note Sabbatical year ordinances may have lapsed, but were re-established in the recovery under Nehemiah.

Nehemiah 10:31 (P)

Leviticus 25:4-7

Leviticus 25:47-49

Leviticus 25:8-13

Leviticus 26:34-46


There remains a sabbatism to the people of God. Looks possibly to the Millennial day. See links below of how Jehovah established rest in the seventh year and the Year of Jubilee etc.

Nehemiah 10:31

Leviticus 25:4-7,10

Deuteronomy 15:1-8

Hebrews 4:9,10 (P)

Note we also enjoy the rest because of Christ's completed work.