2

Who knows one hundred seventeen?

Please cite/link your sources, if possible. At some point at least twenty-four hours from now, I will:

  • Upvote all interesting answers.

  • Accept the best answer.

  • Go on to the next number.

4

There were 117 judges sitting on the Temple Mount. Source: Rambam, Sanhedrin chapter 1: 71 in the main body, plus two smaller bodies of 23 each.

| improve this answer | |
4

The shortest perek in Tanach is Ps. 117.

| improve this answer | |
4

Shir HaShirim has 117 Pesukim

| improve this answer | |
2

Gematria from the Parsha - HoOdom HoOdom Hazeh = 117

| improve this answer | |
2

117 ADE is the year the Kitos War ended. (This answer is not a good one, as it's using an halachically arbitrary starting point for the count of years, but I figured I'd throw it in anyway.) Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitos_War.

| improve this answer | |
  • By any chance, did you mean ADS (anno... suorum)? Cute coinage, anyway. – Alex Nov 3 '10 at 14:29
  • 1
    @Alex, I don't know Latin, but I asked someone who does (Ryan Platte, at Washington University) how to say "in the year of their lord", and he said that it's anno domini sui (which he translated as "in the year of their own lord") if the "their" refers back to the subject of the sentence, but anno domini eorum if the "they" merely means "some people". – msh210 Nov 3 '10 at 14:55
  • 2
    Honorable mention for the aforediscussed coinage and for the affectation "an halachically." – Isaac Moses Nov 3 '10 at 20:48

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .