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Who knows two hundred forty-nine?

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

  • Upvote all interesting and relevant answers.

  • Accept the what I think is the "best" answer.

  • Go on to the next number.

Prime factorization: 3 X 83

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you've started 250, and haven't accepted one here. –  msh210 Jun 5 '11 at 6:53
    
@msh210 Oh. Thanks. It was an oversight. I'm surprised that 250 doesn't have more answers yet. –  Isaac Moses Jun 5 '11 at 7:09

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Yosef was born 249 years before the Exodus.

(He was 39 when Yaakov and his family arrived there, and the Egyptian exile lasted 210 years.)

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Reportedly, the last transport from Zawiercie (October 17, 1943) included 249 Jewish men who were registered into Birkenau.

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כלב בן יפנה = 249..............

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