In the Year of the Small Count https://mosaicmagazine.com/observation/history-ideas/2017/08/in-the-year-of-the-small-count/

On the once-prevalent practice of rendering Hebrew publication dates by means of numerically coded verses from the Bible.

August 9, 2017 | Philologos
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From The Interior of the Portuguese Synagogue in Amsterdam by Emanuel de Witte, 1680. Wikimedia.

Judith Ronat writes:

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