The Meaning of Numbers: The Number 54
In 54 A.D., Paul leaves the Phrygia region of Asia Minor and travels to the Roman province of Asia and its prosperous capital Ephesus (Acts 19). While residing in the city he not only raises up the first Christian church located within it but also stays almost three full years to aid the growth of the new Christians.
Apostle Paul turned 54 years old in 56 A.D. He writes the book of 1Corinthians from Ephesus while staying in the city as part of his third missionary journey. Paul will ultimately reside in Ephesus for almost three years, staying in the city until a riot of pagans against the gospel forces him to travel to Macedonia.
Appearances of the number fifty-four
Amaziah, Judah's king who ruled for less than a year, and Hezekiah, a righteous ruler over Judah, were both 54 years old when they died.
Judah's righteous king Jehoshaphat was 54 years old when he placed his son Jehoram as co-ruler of the kingdom. Jehoshaphat lived only a few more years until he died at the age of 59, leaving his son Jehoram as sole ruler.
Betrayal and the number 54
Psalm 54 was written before David assumed the throne over God's people. After the future king saved the city of Keilah from Philistine harrassment, he and his men fled to the wilderness of Ziph to escape King Saul's wrath (1Samuel 23:1 - 14). The Ziphites, who lived in the area, discovered David's stronghold in the wilderness and betrayed him to Saul. David penned this song pleading for help after this betrayal.
Save me, O God, by Your name, and vindicate me by Your might. Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth, for strangers have risen up against me, and violent men seek after my soul; they have not set God before them. Selah. (Psalm 54:1 - 3).
Additional info on Biblical Meaning of 54
Book number 54, in most modern Bible translations, is 1Timothy. It has six chapters and numbers 113 verses total. Written by Paul in 63 A.D., along with the book of Titus, it represents one of the final writings of the apostle before he pens his last in 67.