Forum Post: Declare a Jubilee
Posted 11 years ago on Oct. 16, 2011, 6:22 p.m. EST by agkaiser
from Fredericksburg, TX
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3500 years ago commerce and trade in Mesopotamia were carried out with a credit system, monitored by kings or priests in the temples who kept the books. Every few years too few people ended up with too much money and the economic system faltered. The king or head priest would declare a forgiveness of all debt. The economy would resume operation and soon the same fat cat would have the money back again.
Moses, attributed with the Torah, declared in Leviticus that debt be forgiven every seven years. Every 49 years was to reset all in a Jubilee. All property was returned to God, all debts forgiven and all [labor] contracts declared void. The workers were returned to their families and started over again. Everything had a clean slate. We seem to have devolved economically since such common sense measures could be employed to keep the economy going.
I agree with this post, I think we have reached the point where a jubilee is the only solution.
Yeah! Don't need no stinkin' contract.
You're right. They did take all the properties from everyone, but somehow I feel David will record the action a lot sooner than a few hundred years!
They have the money we need to live. They have too much. One way or the other . . .
Send them to Joshua in Jericho. David will record the actions in a few hundred years.
Sounds great! Where do I send the contracts for the Jubilee?
Is that the same as Thomas Jefferson's 'Nature and Nature's God?'