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Torah Fact #1

How many letters are in the written Torah?

There are 304,805 letters in the written Torah.

Torah Fact #2

What is the frequency of letters in the written Torah?

The frequency of letters in the Ashkenazi Torah are as follows:

LetterFrequency
Alef27,059
Beit16,345
Gimmel2,109
Dalet7,032
Hei28,056
Vav30,513
Zayin2,198
Chet7,189
Tet1,804
Yud31,531
Kaf8,610} 11,968
Kaf Sofit3,358
Lamed21,570
Mem14,466} 25,090
Mem Sofit10,624
Nun9,867} 14,126
Nun Sofit4,259
Samekh1,833
Ayin11,250
Peh3,975} 4,805
Peh Sofit830
Tzaddi2,927} 3,962
Tzaddi Sofit1,035
Kuf4,695
Reish18,125
Shin15,595
Tav17,950
Total:304,805

The Sefardi Torah differs by only a few letters, notably the spelling of Daka in Devarim 23:2.  The Sefardi Torah contains 304,801 letters.

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