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Who knows one hundred seventy-nine?

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

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Yitzchok Avinu was 179 when the Sar Ha'Mashkim and Sar Ha'Ofim had their dreams interperted by Yosef.

Yitzchok = 179

Yaakov = 119

Yosef = 28

Yosef became the Mishne L'Melech when he was 30 years old thus 2 years earlier he interperted the dreams.

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The 1939 white paper passed the House of Commons with 179 nays to the 268 ayes.

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Supposedly (but I have no good source), מימרא דה׳‎ appears in אונקלוס‎ 179 times. Perhaps someone has a script that can check this.

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Supposedly (but I have no good source), אלקים appears in 179 verses of בראשית‎.

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Who supposes this? –  Isaac Moses Feb 3 '11 at 21:11
    
Hm, thanks, R'IM, for making go back and check my source (such as it is), as I've misquoted it. I'll now edit my answer.... –  msh210 Feb 3 '11 at 22:48
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Kenan lived until Noach was 179. (Mahalal'el was 65 at Yered's birth, Yered 162 at Chanoch's, he 65 at M'sushelach's, he 187 at Lemech's, and he 182 at Noach's. That's 661 of the 840 years Kenan lived after Mahalal'el's birth, leaving 179.)

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