The Year of Jubilee was also to be announced on Yom Kippur:
- “’You shall then sound a ram’s horn abroad on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the day of atonement you shall sound a horn all through your land. ‘You shall thus consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim a release through the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you, and each of you shall return to his own property, and each of you shall return to his family.” (Leviticus 25:9-10 NASB)
This is echoed in the New Testament writings à at that last trumpet announcing the “The Day of Lord” and the outpouring of God’s wrath had arrived in the Spring of AD 66 the dead ones were raised in the unseen realm into their heavenly incorruptible bodies, the 1st century living saints were changed into the unseen realm (raptured) into their incorruptible bodies in a twinkling of the eye, and all were caught together in the unseen realm where Christ was, to be with Him forevermore (1 Cor. 15:50-53; 1 Thess. 4:15-17)
The Jubilee year (release of captives) could only be proclaimed on Yom Kippur. The ultimate fulfillment of the year of Jubilee took place at the end of Christ’s 3 ½ year Parousia (Second Coming) in AD 70. At the finish of the wrath outpouring on OC Israel, coinciding with the complete consummation of the eternal Kingdom, Christ took His bride (the raised righteous dead and changed living) into the promised complete and full rest in the heavenly Promised Land. So, the year of Jubilee and the Day of Atonement speak of the fullness of the redemptive plan of God for man. It can’t be proven, but some say that AD 70 was a Jubilee year! Which would make perfect sense.
Yahweh divinely placed the Day of Atonement before the Feast of Tabernacles, which is called “The Season of Our Joy.”
[For a more in-depth study see eschatology “Study Series 8 Lesson 2 God’s Festal Calendar (Fall Feasts)”]