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Who knows two hundred forty-four?

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.

Shavu'a Tov, and happy La"G Ba'omer!

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Yitzchak spoke 244 words that are recorded in the Tora:

(I'm counting phrases hyphenated in the cantillation as comprising separate words and not one each.)

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244 is the difference between the Christian and Jewish timelines (Seder Ha'olam vs the Bishop Ussher Timeline)

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  • They differ from one another by 244 years?
    – WAF
    May 23, 2011 at 0:00
  • Yep. Seder Olam says the world was created in 3760 BCE, and the King James says 4004 BCE
    – avi
    May 23, 2011 at 5:04
  • The King James says nothing of the sort. That's Bishop Ussher you're thinking of.
    – TRiG
    Jul 29, 2012 at 4:04
  • @TRiG Thanks, but next time feel free to edit the answer :)
    – avi
    Jul 30, 2012 at 5:16
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.............................גמרא = 244

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Reportedly, the Nazis killed 244 Jews in Henichesk, the Ukraine, in the fall of 1941.

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