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Leviticus 25:8 Commentary - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

(8) And thou shalt number.—Better, And thou shalt count unto thee, as the Authorised Version renders the same phrase in Lev. 23:15.

Number seven sabbaths of years.—Better, count seven weeks of years (see Lev. 23:15). The seven days of each week stand for so many years, so that seven weeks of years make forty-nine years. Hence the explanation in the next clause: “Seven times seven years.” As the observance of the jubile, like that of the sabbatical year, was only to become obligatory when the Israelites had taken possession of the promised land (see Lev. 25:2), and as the first sabbatical year, according to the authorities during the second Temple, came into operation in the twenty-first year after their entrance into Canaan (see Lev. 25:2), the first jubile was celebrated in the sixty-fourth year after they came into the land of promise.

Consult other comments:

Leviticus 25:8 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Leviticus 25:8 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Leviticus 25:8 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Leviticus 25:8 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Leviticus 25:8 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Leviticus 25:8 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Leviticus 25:8 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

Leviticus 25:8 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Leviticus 25:8 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 25:8 - Expositors Bible Commentary

Leviticus 25:8 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 25:8 - Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

Leviticus 25:8 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Leviticus 25:8 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Leviticus 25:8 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 25:8 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

Leviticus 25:8 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Leviticus 25:8 - Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament

Leviticus 25:8 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Leviticus 25:8 - Peake's Commentary on the Bible

Leviticus 25:8 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Leviticus 25:8 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 25:8 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Leviticus 25:8 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)