Who knows forty-eight?
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48 traits with which Torah is attained (Avot 6:6) (see also #30 and #24 in the mi yodeya series)
48 are the verses in Yonah.
48 are the customary minimum number of lines of text per column in a Sefer Torah (some say 42).
Source: Rema Yoreh Deah 275:6