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Avaraham recognized his Creator for 172 years.
[Nedarim 32a learns that Avraham recognized Hashem at 3 years old from the pasuk עֵקֶב אֲשֶׁר-שָׁמַע אַבְרָהָם בְּקֹלִי - *Since Avraham listened to My voice. The gematria of Ekev= 172. So: For 172 years Avaraham listened to My voice. Avraham died at 175. 175-172=3]
*The exact meaning of עֵקֶב is debated
In this weeks parashas Yisro, there are 172 words in the Aseres haDibros. (Count 'em.)
On a year with only 1 Adar and Chesvon 29 days / Kislev 30 days we say Mashiv HaRuach for 172 days
172 years after the USA declared its independence, the State of Israel was established.
1948 - 1776 = 172