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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.

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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

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284 is the most verses read on one regular shabbat.

  • Mattot 112
  • Ma'asei 132
  • Maftir 3
  • Haftora 26
  • Mincha 11
  • TOTAL 284
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+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
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@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.

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Bavel בבל is mentioned 284 times in Tanach.

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