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Who knows fifty-eight?

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58 are the years that Noach and Avraham were contemporaries (1948-2006 since Creation). Appropriately enough, the gematria of the name נח is 58.

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Nice coincidence! Did you see it somewhere or just notice it? – Isaac Moses Jul 8 '10 at 3:07
I've just looked it up. It's in Ibn Ezra's commentary to Gen. 6:9. – Alex Jul 8 '10 at 13:24

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