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168 years passed between the two wars that the Jewish People fought against a Yavin king of Chatzor. The first was in Yehoshua's times (Josh. ch. 10), in the year 2488; the second was Devorah and Barak's battle (Jud. chs. 4-5 - last week's haftarah), in 2656.
(Incidentally, both of these battles also featured Hashem orchestrating supernatural celestial displays: the hailstones, and the sun standing still, the first time around; and "the stars in their courses" fighting against the Canaanite army the second time.)
There are 168 sins for which the primary punishment is lashes. Source: Rambam, Sanhedrin 19.