Bishops' Conference of England and Wales
The Jubilee is first described in Leviticus 25. Every 7th year was a sabbath for the land when it was to lay fallow, and a rest from agriculture.
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In this section, David McLoughlin, the Emeritus Fellow of Christian Theology at Newman University, Birmingham, explores the teachings of Jesus within the "Great" and "Little" traditions.