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According to the sefer סדר הדורות הקצר, p.9 - It writes that in the year 2047 (counted from the creation of the world) Avraham was aged 99 when he performed milah on himself and his sons on the 13th Nissan. It was at this time his name was changed. Please find a photo of the page below (please note that the highlighted text is not all relevant to the answer):...


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It seems clear from Bereishit 17:1-5 that he was 99 years old.


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Sotah is using the allegorical nomenclature of the midrash in your quotation. It is discussing a kind of mystical, meditative practice. In this case, his image or icon (דיוקנו) is referring to the letters of Yaacov Avinu's name, meaning: י״עקב. That the letter Yud connects to heel עקב. The word in a window בחלון is understood as in a dream בחלום (that Yosef ...


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