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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.

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The shortest perek in Tanach is Ps. 117.

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Shir HaShirim has 117 Pesukim

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Gematria from the Parsha - HoOdom HoOdom Hazeh = 117

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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.

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By any chance, did you mean ADS (anno... suorum)? Cute coinage, anyway. –  Alex Nov 3 '10 at 14:29
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@Alex, I don't know Latin, but I asked someone who does (Ryan Platte, at Washington University) how to say "in the year of their lord", and he said that it's anno domini sui (which he translated as "in the year of their own lord") if the "their" refers back to the subject of the sentence, but anno domini eorum if the "they" merely means "some people". –  msh210 Nov 3 '10 at 14:55
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Honorable mention for the aforediscussed coinage and for the affectation "an halachically." –  Isaac Moses Nov 3 '10 at 20:48

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