Who knows two hundred seventy-nine?
?תשעה ושבעים ומאתים - מי יודע
In the spirit of the song "Echad - mi yodeya", please post interesting and significant Jewish facts about the number 279.
The prime factorization, if you're interested, is 3^2 * 31.
Check out mi-yodeya-series for the previous two hundred seventy-eightentries in this ongoing series.