Who knows two hundred ninety-three?
?שלושה ותשעים ומאתים - מי יודע
In the spirit of the song "Echad - mi yodeya", please post interesting and significant Jewish facts about the number 293.
For the first time since I started checking, I think, I'm unable to come up with a lazy gematria for this one. This is not a pun.
Check out mi-yodeya-series for the previous two hundred ninety-two entries in this ongoing series.
Please include sources for your information wherever possible, as with all other answers on this site.