Who knows two hundred forty-nine?

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

  • Upvote all interesting and relevant answers.

  • Accept the what I think is the "best" answer.

  • Go on to the next number.

Prime factorization: 3 X 83

  • you've started 250, and haven't accepted one here.
    – msh210
    Commented Jun 5, 2011 at 6:53
  • @msh210 Oh. Thanks. It was an oversight. I'm surprised that 250 doesn't have more answers yet.
    – Isaac Moses
    Commented Jun 5, 2011 at 7:09

3 Answers 3


Yosef was born 249 years before the Exodus.

(He was 39 when Yaakov and his family arrived there, and the Egyptian exile lasted 210 years.)


Reportedly, the last transport from Zawiercie (October 17, 1943) included 249 Jewish men who were registered into Birkenau.


כלב בן יפנה = 249..............

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