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Who knows two hundred eighteen?

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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218 years elapsed between the two renovations of the first Beis Hamikdash - the first one in the 23rd year of Yehoash's reign (II Kings 12:7), the second in the 18th year of Yoshiyahu's reign (II Kings 23:3). The respective years since Creation are 3084 and 3302.

(Seder Olam Rabbah, ch. 24)

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218 men went to Israel with Ovadya ben Y'chiel. Source: Ezra 8:9.

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The name Yehoshua is mentioned 218 times in Tanach.

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