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Who knows one hundred eight?

Please cite/link your sources, if possible. At some point at least twenty-four hours from now, I will:

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  • Accept the best answer.

  • Go on to the next number.

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

Yaakov was 108 when the sale of Yosef took place:

130 when he came after 2 years of famine

-2 years of famine

-7 years of sava

-13 years between the Yosef's sale and his audience with Paroah


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According to http://books.google.com/books?id=tlCHQ6LU988C&pg=PA105&dq=jerusalem, the area of Jerusalem circa 1979 was 108 dunams.

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I think you mean 108 km^2 or 108,000 dunams. (Compare with 125,156 dunams today.) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunam en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerusalem – Isaac Moses Oct 20 '10 at 19:36
@Isaac, yes, I do. :-) – msh210 Oct 20 '10 at 20:27

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