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Who knows seventy-six?

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

  • Upvote all interesting answers.

  • Accept the best answer.

  • Go on to the next number.

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

Sarai was 76 when Hagar gave birth to Yishmael. (10 yrs behind Avram)

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Seventy-six is the length of the Slaughterhouse. (See Mishneh Torah: Hilchot Beit Habechira 5:15-16 and 5:12.)

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Good find! I always pictured the boards that the hooks were attached to for hanging and skinning as being vertical. I guess you learn something new every number. – WAF Aug 13 '10 at 17:43
Well, who knows if this artist's rendering is authoritative on that point. – Isaac Moses Aug 13 '10 at 18:20
I hope this isn't all we learn from this number. I haven't yet had to accept my own answer in this series, and I don't want to start now. – Isaac Moses Aug 13 '10 at 18:34

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