Who knows two hundred twenty-nine?

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

  • Upvote all interesting answers.

  • Accept the best answer.

  • Go on to the next number.

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The verse in the Chumash with the lowest gematria is Bamidbar 21:8: וּבְנֵי פַלּוּא אֱלִיאָב. - And the children of Pallu: Eli'av. The gematria of this verse is 229.


The Ramban's famous Disputation at Barcelona (against an apostate Jew and a supporting cast of Christian priests) took place in the summer of 1263. This was 229 years before the Jews were expelled from Spain in 1492.

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