Yes, the Bible actually mentions Freedom 55! And you thought it was only a marketing gimmick (and we now see parodies on it – Freedom 95, etc.)
Go to the last chapter of II Kings (25) and the last part (27-30). Funny things you find as you do daily readings through the Bible.
Let’s start counting. Back in 24:8 we are told that Jehoiachin was 18 years old. He was dethroned quickly and led into captivity. Now in 25:27 we are told he is in his 37th year of captivity.
18 + 37 = 55!!
At 55 Jehoiachin is released from prison – given his FREEDOM.
At this point he is given a retirement allowance. He got new clothes, he ate at the king’s table and he was given a place of status.
Interesting that this is how II Kings ends. So I skipped over to the book of Matthew and in the first chapter saw that Jehoiachin was in the lineage of Jesus Christ. From Freedom to Freedom. There may be a lesson in this??