Mi Yodeya is a question and answer site for those who base their lives on Jewish law and tradition and anyone interested in learning more. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Who knows two hundred fifty-eight?

Please cite/link your sources, if possible. At some point between twenty-four hours and a few days from now, I will:

  • Vote up all interesting and relevant answers.

  • Accept what I consider the "best" answer.

  • Move on to the next number.

share|improve this question
up vote 2 down vote accepted


The Aron was made out of 3 boxes - 1 inside the next. 3 x Elokim = 258 which is also the Gematria of Charan. Betzalel made three arks corresponding to three times Elokim.

Charan, is the name of the city from which Avraham made Aliyah. It was in the city of Charan, at the age of seventy, that Hashem first appeared to Avraham and commanded him to travel to what was at that time Eretz Canaan.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.