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Who knows two hundred ten?

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.

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Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/20557 –  msh210 Oct 7 '12 at 5:54

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210 are the years of shi'bud Mitzrayim. (Rash"i on B'reshis 15:13)

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Parshas Mikeitz (Braishis 42:2) Yaakov sends his sons to Mitzrayim saying, “רְדוּ שָׁמָּה” “go down to there.” Rashi points out that Yaakov specifically said "רְדוּ", “descend”, and not "לְכוּ", “go”, because 210 = רְדוּ to show that they will remain there for 210 years.

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Iyov lived 210 years - seventy before his troubles, and 140 after them. (Bava Basra 15b, top, and Rashi there ד"ה אימא)

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210 is the total number of days in all the Adar Rishon months in a nineteen-year cycle.

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