Take the 2-minute tour ×
Mi Yodeya is a question and answer site for those who base their lives on Jewish law and tradition and anyone interested in learning more. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Who knows one hundred sixty?

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

  • Upvote all interesting answers.

  • Accept the best answer.

  • Go on to the next number.

share|improve this question

6 Answers 6

up vote 6 down vote accepted

One shekel = 160 grains of silver - Rambam, Shekalim, 1:5

Avraham was 160 yrs old when Yaakov was born - Midrash Bereishis 25

share|improve this answer

160 is supposedly the number of Jews Jacob d'Ancona found in Ceylon.

share|improve this answer

160 were the millions of Sh'lomo's horses (Sanhedrin 21:2).

share|improve this answer

In his introduction to the Maharil's responsa (preserved in a couple of manuscripts, and printed in the Mechon Yerushalayim edition), the compiler, R' Zalman of St. Goar, bemoans the fact that he was able to gather only 160 of these responsa for publication. (The rest were found in manuscript and published by Mechon Yerushalayim.)

share|improve this answer

עץ = 160 appropiate as we are entering the month of Shevat

קין ,כסף, עיניך = 160,

share|improve this answer

In the year 3591 from creation (169 BCE), 160 years after the Greeks conquered Eretz Yisrael, Antiochus IV (Epiphanes) began oppressing the Jews. Under his rule, the Greeks despoiled the holy vessels of the Temple, breached the walls of Jerusalem, murdered thousands of Jews, and enslaved many others.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/9842

share|improve this answer
    
The version I now see at that page says "In the year 3591 from creation (169 BCE), around 160 years after...". –  msh210 Jan 5 '11 at 20:17

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.