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SABBATHS, OF YEARS
sab'-aths, (shabbethoth shanim; anapauseis eton (Leviticus 25:8)): The seven sabbatic years preceding the Year of Jubilee.
See SABBATICAL YEAR; JUBILEE YEAR; ASTRONOMY, sec. I, 5.
The period assigned by Jeremiah for the duration of the Jewish exile in Babylon (Jeremiah 25:11, 12; Jeremiah 29:10; compare 2 Chronicles 36:21 Ezra 1:1 Daniel 9:2). If the period be reckoned from the date of the first deportation in the 4th year of Jehoiakim (2 Kings 24:1 2 Chronicles 36:6 Daniel 1:1 by another reckoning calls it the 3rd year), i.e. 606 B.C., till the decree of Cyrus, 536 B.C., the prediction was fulfilled to a year.
See SEVENTY YEARS.
Years (5873 Occurrences)
Years is used 5873 times in 12 translations.
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