Who knows one hundred seventeen?
Please cite/link your sources, if possible. At some point at least twenty-four hours from now, I will:
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There were 117 judges sitting on the Temple Mount. Source: Rambam, Sanhedrin chapter 1: 71 in the main body, plus two smaller bodies of 23 each.
117 ADE is the year the Kitos War ended. (This answer is not a good one, as it's using an halachically arbitrary starting point for the count of years, but I figured I'd throw it in anyway.) Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitos_War.