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  • #1159848
    writersoul
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    Correct—- but what’s weird is I was only thinking of one of those (the king of Moav). The other one I was thinking of was Shaul almost killing Yonatan (albeit against his will) for eating honey on a fast day.

    Who was Shalum ben Tikvah?

    #1159849
    sam4321
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    Husband of Chulda

    #1159850
    longarekel
    Member

    We are all familiar with Shmuel Hanavi. Who else in tanach has the name shmuel? Who are the two people with the name shaul besides Shaul Hamelech? How many people in the torah have the name Chanoch? What are Shlomo Hamelech’s other names(he has four others mentioned in tanach)? And now a hard one: What shevet was the navi Hoshea from?

    #1159851
    sam4321
    Participant

    Shlomo,yedidiah,koheles and R’ Yehoshua Ben Levi added agur,yakeh,lemuel,and itiel.

    #1159852
    sam4321
    Participant

    Hoshea was from Reuvien.Just like Reuvien was first to repent so too Hoshea will be the first to urge bnei Yisrael to do tshuva.

    #1159853
    writersoul
    Member

    Shlomo

    Yedidya

    Kohelet

    Lemuel (I’m pretty sure)

    Is there another one in Tanach? I know of others but I don’t think they’re in Tanach.

    #1159854
    sam4321
    Participant

    What tribe did the prophet Yehshayahu(Isaiah) come from?

    #1159855
    sam4321
    Participant

    Saul of Rechovot (bereishis 36:37)

    #1159856
    sam4321
    Participant

    Chanoch- Kayin son,Noach’s Great grandfather,Reuvein’s son,son of Midian

    #1159857
    longarekel
    Member

    Yeshayahu was from Yehudah. His father Amotz was King Amatzia’s brother. So here’s another question: who else in tanach has the name Amatzia? I’m still waiting for the other Shmuel. Here’s another question(hard): Who was Chavakuk’s mother(she is mentioned in tanach,though not where one would think)?

    #1159858
    sam4321
    Participant

    Shumanite woman story with Elisha. Who was his father,and was he a kohen levi or yisroel?

    #1159859
    writersoul
    Member

    A kohen of the egel in beit el— in Amos

    I just helped someone study Amos for their midterm!

    #1159860
    writersoul
    Member

    I meant Amotz, just to clarify.

    Come on, we need to wake this thread up a bit!

    Who was Yehudis? (bearing in mind, of course, that this is a TANACH trivia thread…)

    #1159861
    sam4321
    Participant

    Daughter of Yochanan Kohen Gadol.

    #1159862
    longarekel
    Member

    Shmuel is found in Parshas Masei. The Yehudis of Tanach is one of Esav’s wives. Here’s another 2 questions: 1)What do Yirmiya, Tzefania, and Chulda have in common? 2)What do Noach, Daniel, and Iyov have in common?

    #1159863
    writersoul
    Member

    Sam2: GOTCHA!!!

    2sense: correct!

    Yirmiyah, Tzefanya and Chuldah were the major neviim in the time of the Churban Bayit Rishon. Yirmiyah spoke in the marketplace, Tzefanya prophesied in the beit medrash, and Chuldah taught from her home by Shaar Chuldah.

    Thanks for giving me a review for my navi midterm in two days!

    #1159864
    sam4321
    Participant

    Writer: Indeed you did,I was thinking the story of Yehudis is not in kesuvim rather in antioachis,gave it a try anyways even though it seemed to easy.

    #1159865
    writersoul
    Member

    Sorry about that, Sam! That sounded kind of… infantile of me.

    What are alternate names to each of the chamisha chumshei torah?

    #1159866
    longarekel
    Member

    Writersoul: Hatzlacha on your midterm. Here’s another two questions:1) What was Daniel’s babylonian name? 2)What was Tzidkiyahu’s original name?

    #1159867
    sam4321
    Participant

    Out of the 10 plauges who brought which ones,and for how long did each makka last for?

    #1159868
    writersoul
    Member

    2sense: thanks!

    Tzidkiyahu was Shalom, I believe, and Daniel was Balteshatzar.

    #1159869
    longarekel
    Member

    Tzidkiyahu was Matania. Here’s another: Who was the king of Yehuda when the Aseres Hashvatim went into galus?

    #1159870
    sam4321
    Participant

    writer: were you referring to Mechilta,sifri,sifra and mechilta l’sefer devarim?

    2sense: At which point, the galus happened in intervals?

    #1159871

    Sam:Please tell us who Chavakuk’s father was.Thanks

    #1159872
    sam4321
    Participant

    I am not 100% sure on this,but I would say Ido based on a Pirkei D’Reb Eliezer who says Shunamite was the wife of Ido.

    #1159873
    writersoul
    Member

    2sense:What could I have been thinking of? I just checked and what I said makes no sense whatsoever. Oh well.

    Sam and 2sense: During all of the stages, Chizkiyahu was king.

    Sam: not those, the alternate names. One, as mentioned above (by Menashe) is Torat Kohanim for Vayikra. If there’s more than one for a sefer say both.

    #1159874
    sam4321
    Participant

    Bereishis = Sefer Hayashor(gemara AZ 25)

    Shemos = Chumash Sheini(Behag)or Sefer Hageula(Ramban)

    Vayikra = Sefer Cohanim

    Bamidbar = Chumash Hapekudim

    Devarim = Mishneh Torah

    ( http://www.hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=40080&st=&pgnum=7&hilite= )

    #1159875
    writersoul
    Member

    Sam: Correct!

    How many Jews were there at the counting in Parshat Naso? In Parshat Pinchas?

    #1159876
    sam4321
    Participant

    I think you meant parshas bamidbar,bamidbar = 603,550, leviem = 22,000. In pinchas = 601,730, leviem = 23,000.

    #1159877
    sam4321
    Participant

    Re-post:Out of the 10 makkos who brought which ones,and for how long did each makka last for?

    #1159878
    longarekel
    Member

    Aharon brought the first three, Hashem brought the next two, Moshe brought the next four, Hashem brought the last. (Aharon helped in the initial stage of sh’chin). Each makka lasted a quarter of a month(Rashi shmos 8 25), with the exception of choshech which lasted three days according to a simple reading of shmos 11 22-23, or six days according to Rashi there. (It could be the last day happened at the yam suf, see shmos 14 20). Noach, Daniel and Iyov are all mentioned in the same pasuk(Yechezkel 14- 14and20). Yes, there actually is such a pasuk. See commentators there for explanation. Now, another few questions: 1)What shevet was Ovadia from? 2)Which were the three main Arei Miklat in Eretz Yisrael proper(not eiver hayarden)? 3)Why couldn’t David Hamelech himself build the Bais Hamikdash? 4)(hard)Which people in tanach were a nazir(besides shimshon)?

    #1159879
    writersoul
    Member

    sam4321: Correct- and yes, as you probably have been able to tell my brain is fried. Midterms will do that to a person.

    longarekel: I like your new screen name! 1) He was a ger from Edom 3) because if he had built it, it could not have been destroyed— we would have been destroyed instead if we deserved a punishment 4) Shmuel was a nazir

    #1159880
    sam4321
    Participant

    Longarekel: I was thinking of Shemos Rabbah regarding the makkos

    Chevron B’Yehuda, Shecehm B’Har Ephraim, Kadesh B’Har Naftali

    #1159881
    longarekel
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    writersoul: Thanks! You have good taste. The reason given in tanach is that David was Ish Damim-involved with wars and killed many people. Therefore the Bais Hamikdash which lengthens people’s lives could not be built by David(similar to not using metal on the mizbeach, and in fact no metal was heard in the building of the entire bais hamikdash). Avshalom too was a nazir. sam: Please elaborate on Shemos Rabbah. Here’s another 2 questions: What was Nechemia’s job in the palace? Who was the last kohen gadol of the bayis rishon?

    #1159882
    Shticky Guy
    Participant

    Longarekel: the rashi that says each makka was a quarter of a month is not in shemos 8, 25 but in shemos 7,25 which is based on that pasuk that says 7 days.

    NEW QUESTION: From where do we know that one getting married should check out the kalla’s brothers? You must bring a source! (Clue: Its not Lavan – unless you find a source. I couldnt find the source with lavan but found the source someplace else).

    #1159883
    BaalHabooze
    Participant

    it says Aharon married BatSheva the brother of Nachshon(ben Aminodov. So the question is, why mention her brother? Answer is because one should check out what kind of person his Kallah’s brother is before he marries her.

    i can’t remember the source, my brain is still sleeping….

    #1159884
    algor
    Participant

    The source is the rashi on shmos perek vav posuk 23. This week’s parsha.

    My question is how is it possible to read the exact same haftorah two Shabbosos in a row?

    #1159885
    sternberger
    Member

    algor – shabbos chanuka when there are two of them???

    okay, now i have one. what are 5 words in a row that start with a “vav” in chumash?

    #1159886
    longarekel
    Member

    Shticky Guy: In my edition of the chumash it is in 8 25. Algor: When Purim Mukafim falls out on shabbos the Mukafim read Pakod Pakaditi for parshas zachor and then again the following shabbos on Purim. Great riddle. Another question: Which foreign country backed the assasination of Gedalya? (My previous two questions are still pending).

    #1159887
    writersoul
    Member

    Longarekel: yes, but that answer is incomplete. The question would still remain, why would he be forbidden from doing a mitzvah because he performed a mitzvah? The answer I gave was the rest of the answer.

    BaalHabooze; her name was ELIsheva.

    Longarekel: 1) he was the butler/wine taster 3) Amon

    Challenge- name all of the shoftim without looking them up. You’re on your honor!

    How many years did Moshe live in Midyan?

    #1159888
    algor
    Participant

    Longarekel: great answer. That is it.

    Writersoul: we know them through a song that we learned in school.

    #1159889
    longarekel
    Member

    Seraya(Ezra’s father)was the last kohen gadol.He was killed by the babylonians. Hashem Yinkom Damo. Another question: Who are the two nevi’im named zecharia?

    #1159890
    sam4321
    Participant

    Zecharia Ben Yehoiada,Zecharia Ben Berechiah

    #1159891
    Shticky Guy
    Participant

    Longarekel why in that rashi that we talked about does he say the makka was for a ‘reva chodesh’ when the pasuk says 7 days? Besides being an unusual expression it is not the same, as months have 29 or 30 days so a quarter of that is more than 7 days.

    #1159892
    sam4321
    Participant

    Shticky Guy: Shemos Rabbah learns 7 days of makka and 24 days of warning or vice versa.

    #1159893
    MDG
    Participant

    4)(hard)Which people in tanach were a nazir(besides shimshon)?

    Avshalom, that’s how he got caught, when his long nazarite hair got tangled in a tree.

    #1159895
    Toi
    Participant

    MDG- would be a tough but im learning nazir.

    How did Yehudah ascertain that tamar was jewish?

    #1159896
    Shticky Guy
    Participant

    Sam thanx for your answer but my question was if the pasuk says the makka lasted 7 days why does rashi give a different time span saying it lasted for of a quarter of a month which is longer than what the pasuk says.

    Also, if it took makkas kinim to force paraoh’s magicians to recognize that it came from Hashem and not kishuf then what was the point of bringing the first two plagues before kinim?

    #1159897
    sam4321
    Participant

    Because Rashi knew the Medrash I am assuming, and a quarter was the makka and the rest(24 days ) was a warning.

    With regard to your second question I think the Medrash Tanchuma answers it. The Medrash says the 10 makkas are equal to the strategy of laying siege on a city(dam = cut water supply,frogs = make loud noise,kinnim = shooting arrows…).

    #1159898
    Shticky Guy
    Participant

    ??? ???? does NOT equal 7 days as a ???? is not 28 days but 29 or 30.

    With regard to my second question, ???? I found an answer in a gevaldiger ??? ????? ????? on the ???? by ??? ??? of ???? ?? ???: ?? ???? ?????

    ??? ???? ?? ?? ??????

    I was looking thru the ?????? to find ??? in why ??? ??? is called ?? ??????, and more puzzlingly, what could ???? mean when he writes that ????? ???? ???? ?????? ????? ???? ?? ????? , how on earth does that fit in here by saying ?? ?????? refers to ??? ??? ???

    Answer to everything: The ??? ????? says that even though another 3 ???? were coming but this one would be equal to all the PREVIOUS ???? brought so far as they got progressively worse, with ??? ?????? being the worst. This is why it called the current plague ?? ?????? (though according to that logic, every plague was worse than the one preceeding it so every plague could have been referred to as ?? ???????) This explains the order of the ???? and why ?? brought the first two plagues before ?????. Obvoiusly ?? was not as bad as ????? which was not as bad as ????? so it had to be in that order.

    And my question why not bring ????? first to show that even ?? + ????? were not down to ????? but from ??, the ??? ????? continues that ???? was convinced that all the ???? were ????? and not from ?? – even by ????? when his magicians told him ???? ?-????? ??? he just assumed that ??? ????? were even greater magicians and could create something on a level that even his magicians could not achieve. Only by ??? ??? did even he have to admit that it must be from ?? as it was bringing hail and fire down from the heavens. This could only be ???? ????-??.

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