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Yitzchok Avinu was 179 when the Sar Ha'Mashkim and Sar Ha'Ofim had their dreams interperted by Yosef.
Yitzchok = 179
Yaakov = 119
Yosef = 28
Yosef became the Mishne L'Melech when he was 30 years old thus 2 years earlier he interperted the dreams.
Kenan lived until Noach was 179. (Mahalal'el was 65 at Yered's birth, Yered 162 at Chanoch's, he 65 at M'sushelach's, he 187 at Lemech's, and he 182 at Noach's. That's 661 of the 840 years Kenan lived after Mahalal'el's birth, leaving 179.)
The 1939 white paper passed the House of Commons with 179 nays to the 268 ayes.
Supposedly (but I have no good source), אלקים appears in 179 verses of בראשית.
Supposedly (but I have no good source), מימרא דה׳ appears in אונקלוס 179 times. Perhaps someone has a script that can check this.