Who knows one hundred thirty-seven?

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

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  • Interesting cluster of relatively-significant ages, so far. Any idea if they're linked?
    – Isaac Moses
    Dec 1, 2010 at 20:16

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Yishmael lived for 137 years (Genesis 25:17).

Amram, father of Moshe, lived for 137 years (Exodus 6:20).

  1. Avraham's age in the time of Akedat Yitzchak (and consequently - when Sarah died)

  2. The Tehilim verse that is said before Birkat Hamazon every day that is not Shabbat or holiday


Levi the son of Yaakov Avinu lived for 137 years. He was the longest living son of Yaakov.


Yitzchak's age when Yaakov left Yeshivas Shem v'Ever

123 when he sent Yaakov away (derived from Megilla 17a)

14 years of Yaaakov learning

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