Deuteronomy Chapter 15

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.

Deuteronomy 15:1-18

Leviticus 25:4-7 (P)

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.

Nehemiah 10:31

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

See Lev.25:4-7 for references.

Deuteronomy 15:1-18 (P)

Leviticus 25:4-7

70 years of captivity, Judah

Judah taken into exile by the Babylonians.

Deuteronomy 15:1-18

Failure to honour the Sabbatical Year and release the bondmen, see Jer34:8-22.

Leviticus 26:14-15

2 Kings 21:11-17

2 Kings 23:26-27

2 Kings 24:14-20 (P)

2 Kings 25:8-30

2 Chronicles 36:16-21

Psalms 137:1-9

Isaiah 5:5-7

Isaiah 6:11-13

Jeremiah 10:22

Jeremiah 13:19-20

Jeremiah 25:11

Jeremiah 29:10

Jeremiah 34:8-22

Zedekiah's failure to proclaim liberty to bondmen and bondwomen (Note Hebrewess a rare term.),a further cause of their captivity.

Amos 2:4-5

Micah 3:9-12

Habakkuk 1:6

Zephaniah 1:4-5

Zechariah 1:12

Zechariah 7:5


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.

Deuteronomy 15:1-8

Leviticus 25:4-7,10

Nehemiah 10:31

Hebrews 4:9,10 (P)

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