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jubilee

(jo͞o`bĭlē), in the Bible, a year when alienated property and land were restored, slaves were manumitted, debts were forgiven, and a general sabbatical year was observed in agriculture. It occurred once every 50 years, at the end of a series of seven sabbatical years as prescribed by the Book of Leviticus. In the Roman Catholic Church, the name is applied to a holy year when special privileges are given for the pilgrimage to Rome. The first holy year was celebrated in 1300. The pope proclaimed (1343) that holy years would recur at 50-year intervals; in 1470, the interval was reduced to 25 years. Extraordinary jubilees celebrated the 50th anniversary of Pope Pius XI's ordination (1929) and the conclusion of the Second Vatican Council (1966).

jubilee

1. RC Church a specially appointed period, now ordinarily every 25th year, in which special indulgences are granted
2. Old Testament a year that was to be observed every 50th year, during which Hebrew slaves were to be liberated, alienated property was to be restored, etc.
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Scott is on the trail of such developments in "The Division of the Earth in Jubilees 8:11-9:15 and Early Christian Chronography," the last essay, in which he argues that Hippolytus' Chronicon was influenced by Jubilees 8-9.
The interest in the reception of Jubilees here is commendable, but it might have been filled out, and the simple equation between the work and Rabbinic Judaism (explicitly, in one case, and implicitly in several loose usages of the term "halakhah" and its derivatives) is vague and potentially misleading.
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It was this same "up-for-anything" spirit, a playful attitude formed at Columbia, that nearly a decade later would breathe life into Jubilee.
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For Rice, this meant the true owners of Jubilee would be the people who read it and the staff who produced it.
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The symbolism of the Holy Door is best expressed by the Pope himself, in the Bull of Indiction of the Great Jubilee of the Year 2000, issued on the First Sunday of Advent, 1998.
The ancient Jubilee tradition of opening the Holy Doors at the four patriarchal basilicas has always been carried out by four different people, the Pope and three Cardinal Legates.
Parishes are invited to bless one church door as a Jubilee door for the duration of the Holy Year.