—Leviticus 23:22 (NASB)
This isn't the first time that God has made this stipulation (Leviticus 19:9-10) nor will it be the last. (Deuteronomy 24:19) What is fascinating about His stating it this particular time is its location. As God is going through a list of the religious festivals that Israel will observe, seemingly in the middle He just sort of pops in this admonition. He explains the observance of the Sabbath, the Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread, Firstfruits, Pentecost, inserts this admonition, then details the Feast of Trumpets, the Day of Atonement, and the Feast of Booths. Did an ancient editor damage a scroll and put it back together wrong or something?