Who knows two hundred seventy-seven?

?שבעה ושבעים ומאתים - מי יודע

In the spirit of the song "Echad - mi yodeya", please post interesting and significant Jewish facts about the number 277.

I see no need to seed this particular entry with a lazy gematria.

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According to Rebbi in Sanhedrin 17b-18a, a town must have a minimum of 277 residents in order to be fit for the formation of a Sanhedrin court. See Rashi there (top of 18a) for the details about how this number is derived.

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