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Who knows one hundred thirty-eight?

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

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138 is the gematria of צמח and מנחם, two names of Moshiach (see Ibn Ezra to Zech. 3:8 - appropriately for the season, part of the haftarah of Shabbos Chanukah).

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138 CE: death of Hadrian, שחיק טמיא

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138 OPENINGS OF WISDOM was written by Ramchal

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138 = gematria of the word "chametz".

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Is this significant? –  Double AA Apr 13 at 14:31
    
@DoubleAA, it is to Yaacov. Doesn't make it interesting to anyone else, but not reason to make fun. –  Seth J Apr 17 at 14:32
    
@SethJ Not making fun. Challenging its identity as an answer. –  Double AA Apr 23 at 21:11
    
@DoubleAA ahem –  Seth J Apr 23 at 21:27
    
@SethJ Two traditional names of the Mashiach with the same Gematria? That's significant (ish. At least it claims to be). –  Double AA Apr 24 at 13:35

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