Who knows two hundred thirty-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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Peleg ben Eber lived 239 years

Reu ben Peleg lived 239 years

יח וַיְחִי-פֶלֶג שְׁלֹשִׁים שָׁנָה וַיּוֹלֶד אֶת-רְעוּ. יט וַיְחִי-פֶלֶג אַחֲרֵי הוֹלִידוֹ אֶת-רְעוּ תֵּשַׁע שָׁנִים וּמָאתַיִם שָׁנָה וַיּוֹלֶד בָּנִים וּבָנוֹת. כ וַיְחִי רְעוּ שְׁתַּיִם וּשְׁלֹשִׁים שָׁנָה וַיּוֹלֶד אֶת-שְׂרוּג. כא וַיְחִי רְעוּ אַחֲרֵי הוֹלִידוֹ אֶת-שְׂרוּג שֶׁבַע שָׁנִים וּמָאתַיִם שָׁנָה וַיּוֹלֶד בָּנִים וּבָנוֹת.


In the year 239 CE, the Tanach was first published in numerous translated languages.


The Roshei Teivos of בלהה רחל זלפה לאה is ברזל

ברזל = 239

  • +1 why would this have been downvoted??
    – Danield
    Commented Oct 27, 2012 at 18:29

239 is the North American telephone area code for a large area of Southwest Florida.
That area covers a large section of Florida beach, which (to the best of my knowledge) has many Jews living in that region.

  • I know this is incredibly off topic, but which is the real Florida area code - 229 or 225? The real question is was this downvoted because the '239' of SW FL is not technically numerical but only a signifier, or because it was somehow judged to have less religious merit than necessary for the venue?
    – WAF
    Commented May 22, 2011 at 3:29
  • 239 is the code for one section of Florida beach, and I included it because (to the best of my knowledge) many Jews live in that region.
    – AviD
    Commented May 22, 2011 at 8:13
  • So I suspected. Add that infomation to the answer and I bet you'll get more upvotes.
    – WAF
    Commented May 22, 2011 at 12:31

239 years from Avraham's birth to Ever's death.

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