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Who knows two hundred fifty-six?

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 "best" answer.

  • Move on to the next number.

It's been a while since our last power of two, and it'll be a longer while until the next one ...

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אהרן = 256

256 = דברים

Moshe told Hashem לא איש דברים אנכי

Hashem responded ויאמר הלא אהרן אחיך הלוי ידעתי כי דבר ידבר Aharon will be the איש דברים

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Cute! Your own discovery? – Isaac Moses Jun 28 '11 at 20:17
Never saw it anywhere. – Gershon Gold Jun 28 '11 at 20:29

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