Suggested Discussion Questions:
What is being commanded by this text?
How does this marking out of time echo other traditional ways the bible marks out time?
What connections might there be between the weekly Sabbath, the Shmitta (Sabbatical) cycle every seven years and the Yovel (Jubilee) taking place after 49 years?
What did "proclaim release throughout the land" mean in biblical times?
How might we apply this concept today?
How does this idea challenge how we understand the passing of time compared with Wetsern notions of linear progress?