First Shemitah observed

When was the first Shemitah observed?[1]

The counting of Shemitah first began when the Jews entered Eretz Yisrael and settled the lands. This occurred 14 years after the entrance into Eretz Yisrael, as it took 7 years to conquest the land and another 7 to settle it.

 


[1] Rambam Shemitah 10/2; Toras Kohanim Behar 1; Aruch Hashulchan Haasid 15/2

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