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Lev. 25 proclaims the biblical jubilee -- a periodic economic redistribution in which slaves are set free, land is returned, and debts are forgiven. Jubilee is a call for a regular "leveling" of things, given the human tendency toward over-accumulation by some while others lose ground.
- Jim Wallis, Seattle: Changing the Rules, Sojourners Magazine (March-April 2000), at http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&mode=printer_friendly&issue=soj0003&article=000351.