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THE

Mosaic Jubilee.

LEV. c. xxv. v. 9. “ Then shalt thou cause

" the trumpet of the Jubilee to sound ;“ in the day of ATONEMENT shall ye make “ the trumpet sound throughout all your “ land; and ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout .“ all the land, unto all the inhabitants * thereof. It shall be a Jubilee unto " you."

The word Jubilee, in the Hebrew language, signifies “ the sounding of a trum“pet.” But it is restricted to a joyful sound. It is not used to denote the alarm of war, but to distinguish some occasion

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of joy and festivity; as when “ Zádok, " the priest, and Nathan, the prophet, “ anointed Solomon king over Israel ; and “ they said, blow ye with the trumpet, and “ say, God save king Solomon."

But the Jubilee of Israel had respect to a higher occasion than that of the accession or coronation of a king. The year of Jubilee was ordained to be a memorial of the redemption of Israel from the bondage of Egypt; and to be a type of the spiritual redemption of the human race by Jesus Christ. And the trumpet of the Jubilee was a significant emblem of the last GREAT TRUMPET, (“ for the trumpet shall sound"*) at the general release of the servants of the true God at the last day.t

* 1 Cor. xv. 52.

+ This analogy is noticed by one of the Jewisk Rabbins. " It is appointed to blow the trumpet at the

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