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The message of both the Old and New Testament encourages cancellation of burdensome debts; the theme of Jubilee runs deep in Scripture.

An excerpt from "Proclaim Jubilee" by Jubilee USA Network explains it best:

Jesus begins his public ministry in Luke's gospel by quoting a Jubilee text from the prophet Isaiah (61:1-2), salted with sermon illustrations on God's mission to all nations. He read the scripture for all to hear, announcing that God has sent good news to the poor and had announced freedom for the prisoners and the oppressed (Luke 4:16-30). By proclaiming the kingdom of God as a form of Jubilee, in the present tense, for all nations, Jesus opens the Jubilee for layers of additional meaning and interpretation.