Who knows seventy-six?

Please cite/link your sources, if possible. At some point in the next few days, I will:

  • Upvote all interesting answers.

  • Accept the best answer.

  • Go on to the next number.


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Sarai was 76 when Hagar gave birth to Yishmael. (10 yrs behind Avram)


Seventy-six is the length of the Slaughterhouse. (See Mishneh Torah: Hilchot Beit Habechira 5:15-16 and 5:12.)

  • Good find! I always pictured the boards that the hooks were attached to for hanging and skinning as being vertical. I guess you learn something new every number.
    – WAF
    Aug 13, 2010 at 17:43
  • Well, who knows if this artist's rendering is authoritative on that point.
    – Isaac Moses
    Aug 13, 2010 at 18:20
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    I hope this isn't all we learn from this number. I haven't yet had to accept my own answer in this series, and I don't want to start now.
    – Isaac Moses
    Aug 13, 2010 at 18:34

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