Who knows one hundred ninety-six?
Please cite/link your sources, if possible. At some point at least twenty-four hours from now, I will:
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According to the Maharal and many other Seforim the number 7 is for Teva (natural) and the number 8 is for L'Maala Min HaTeva (supernatural). 8 days x 24 hours = 196 hours.
One of the supernatural miracles that was done for Bnei Yisroel was the splitting of the red sea. Hence the Gematria of ים סוף = 196