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Who knows forty-nine?

Please cite/link your sources, if possible. At some point in the next few days, I will:

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  • Accept the best answer.

  • Go on to the next number.

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up vote 5 down vote accepted

49 are the times that Nevuchadnetzar performed divination to see whether he'd be successful in conquering Jerusalem; each time Hashem made the results consistently show that it would be so. (Rashi to Ezekiel 21:28)

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49 are the days of the Omer.

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Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/70672 – msh210 Apr 25 at 5:41

The Jews were in 49 levels of Tumah when they left Mitzrayim

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