Take the 2-minute tour ×
Mi Yodeya is a question and answer site for those who base their lives on Jewish law and tradition and anyone interested in learning more. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Who knows two hundred eighty-four?

?ארבעה ושמונים ומאתים - מי יודע

In the spirit of the song "Echad - mi yodeya", please post interesting and significant Jewish facts about the number 284.

I don't know if it's worth chasing after a lazy gematria for this one.

Check out for the previous two hundred eighty-three entries in this ongoing series.

Please include sources for your information wherever possible, as with all other answers on this site.

share|improve this question
I have list of about 60-70 Gimtariot with that number, it's actually a book. Do you have any preferences to the subject? –  Hacham Gabriel Dec 20 '11 at 3:01

3 Answers 3

up vote 7 down vote accepted

284 is the most verses read on one regular shabbat.

  • Mattot 112
  • Ma'asei 132
  • Maftir 3
  • Haftora 26
  • Mincha 11
  • TOTAL 284
share|improve this answer
+1. Nice! Although it actually depends on minhag; Sephardim and some chassidim make the haftarah 27 pesukim long, because they conclude with Jer. 4:1-2 instead of 3:4. –  Alex Dec 20 '11 at 17:08
@Alex Yes, that was my answer for next time!! –  Double AA Dec 20 '11 at 17:17

יח כָּל-הַלְוִיִּם בְּעִיר הַקֹּדֶשׁ, מָאתַיִם שְׁמֹנִים וְאַרְבָּעָה

Nehemiah 11:18 says there are 284 leviem in Jerusalem at that time.

share|improve this answer

Bavel בבל is mentioned 284 times in Tanach.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.