March 30, 2007
Breadcrumb: A whole year off!
According to Lev. 25:1-7, every seventh year the land must lie fallow. In other words, the Israelites were not allowed to sow the fields or prune the vineyards. They could eat whatever the land produced naturally, but not actually plant anything. But don't worry about food: God assured the Israelites that despite the minor setback of not actually planting any food, the food would be there anyway. (Lev. 25:20-22) Somehow, I suspect if I were an Israelite, I would not necessarily feel reassured.