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  • #1159949
    longarekel
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    Evil Merodach released King Yehoyachin from prison. Shir Hashirim, Koheles, and Esther don’t mention the shem havaya. I think this is the reason that there is a dispute among tanaim regarding these three sefarim in particular whether they were written with Ruach Hakodesh ( Yadayim 3-5 and Megilah 7a). Sam4321, that is amazing. I have a comment but I want to look up the R’ Efraim first. On a similar note see Rashi top of Bechoros 8a where he mentions a mermaid (part fish part human). QUESTION: Which two incidents in tanach involve the place called Ararat?

    #1159950
    longarekel
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    Sam4321: I looked up the R’ Efraim. He does not say that Binyamin was a werewolf Chas V’Shalom. What he says is that the Ze’ev that Binyamin is compared to is reffering to the werewolf. He then goes on to show similarities between Binyamin and a werewolf. However, Binyamin was a human being like the rest of us. As a matter of fact he was a tremendous Tzadik and one of the four people who never sinned (Bava Basra 17a).

    #1159951
    sam4321
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    Longarekel: I hear, it seems literal,the point is the idea of werewolf is mentioned(I also read inside). Ofcourse Binyamin was a tzaddik that in non-debatable it is a interesting periush(like sefer chassidim 464).

    #1159952
    longarekel
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    The fact that he mentions the werewolf is very interesting, to say the least. Thanks for the sefer chassidim reference. I didn’t know that either. Quite frankly I don’t know what to make of it. Could it be that these things once existed but no longer exist, like many inyanim of kishuf and sheidim etc. Or perhaps since this is what the world accepted as truth, the chachamim accepted it as well (at least misafeik), similar to what the world believes today to be scientific ‘facts’, but will be proven wrong tomorrow(as is often the case).

    #1159953
    sam4321
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    Longarekel: I am sorry,I forgot to post Rabbeinu Ephraim from vayigash. This seems very literal(you can argue).

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    #1159954
    sam4321
    Participant

    Longarekel: the Teiva on har Ararat,and Shancheirav’s children fled to Ararat.

    It is interesting to note nisroch who he was praying to was a board from the teivah(Rashi), and after his sons killed him they fled to Ararat which has affiliation to the teivah.

    #1159955
    bekitzur
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    Hey! No one answered my question!

    Here’s another one:

    Who was Asniel ben Kenaz’s wife?

    #1159956
    writersoul
    Member

    The daughter of Kalev. What’s her name. Achsah. I always forget it. I always think it’s Asnat or something.

    Who wore horns (artificial, and NOT ‘karan or panav’)?

    #1159957
    writersoul
    Member

    Oh and I meant at Gilgal, when he hid with the luggage.

    I thought that Er never had children, and that was the reason why he was punished? Or am I making that up?

    #1159958
    sam4321
    Participant

    writersoul: you are correct,he did not have children.

    #1159959
    bekitzur
    Participant

    Writersoul – yes, it was Achsah.

    #1159960
    longarekel
    Member

    Sam4: The R’ Efraim in vayigash definitely seems literal(I didn’t look it up yet). What do you think of all this(please see my previous post)? Regarding ararat, I also had that observation. There is a medrash that sancheriv planned on killing his two sons as a korbon to nisroch and that’s why they killed him. So maybe they ran to ararat to ‘atone’ for nisroch(board of taiva) not receiving the korban. Here’s something interesting: Sancheriv is the same gematria as nisroch. His son Esar Chadon who was king after him is also gematria nisroch. Therefore since they ran to ararat to seek asylum by the taiva itself, they were spared since the taiva was the avoda zara of the king. Lehavdil in this week’s parsha, if a murderer runs to the mizbai’ach he is not spared. Writersoul: Tzidkiya Ben Cena’ana made horns of iron, however I am not aware that he wore them. Bekitzur: Malbim says that the cold waters of the yarden would normally have a negative effect on tzara’as. Therefore to make the neis bigger he used those waters to heal him. I suspect there might be another answer.

    #1159961
    sam4321
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    Longarekel: I guess it is like the same machlokes concerning aggada or science of Chazal.Concerning the two sons it is a gemara in Sanhedrin 96.Interesting pshat.

    #1159962
    bekitzur
    Participant

    1) The yarden flows from a high place to a low place, sign that Naaman should lower his gaava.

    2) To show that a small river in E”Y is better than the great rivers of Aram

    Who was Shemaya HaNavi?

    #1159963
    writersoul
    Member

    Longarekel: I always learned that he and his followers wore them.

    Who was the name of the Plishti man who converted and was a companion of Dovid Hamelech? (How is he related to the question about the crown of Malchus Bais Dovid?

    #1159964
    sam4321
    Participant

    bekitur: Navi during Rechavams rule.

    Writersoul: It was Ittai.He placed the crown on Dovid?

    #1159965
    longarekel
    Member

    Who was Shemaya NOT the navi. And while we’re at it, who was Daniel NOT the one of sefer daniel? BTW where exactly is Ararat?

    #1159966
    bekitzur
    Participant

    Daniel = Dovid’s son Kil’av.

    #1159967
    sam4321
    Participant

    Shmaya and avtalyon,har ararat is in Turkey.

    #1159969
    postsemgirl
    Member

    Sam I was going to say Shmaya and Avtalyon but this is a Tanach trivia thread.

    #1159970
    snapplegrl
    Member

    Hasach in megillas esther is Daniel?

    #1159971
    chevraman
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    New Question:

    In Parshas Ki-Sisa 33,11 – Rashi in the 1st D”H V’shov el hamachane (twds end), states that on 10 Tishrei (Yom Kippur), HaShem was appeased to Klal Yisroel with simcha and a complete heart, and he told Moshe “Solachti Kidvorecha” and then gave him the 2nd luchos.

    Can anyone tell me what Rashi’s source is?

    (To my knowledge, the only time Hashem said Solachti Kidvorecha was in Parshas Shelach after the sin of the Meraglim).

    #1159972
    bekitzur
    Participant

    In the war with the Pelishtim where Shaul was killed, where were the Pelishtim gathered?

    #1159973
    bekitzur
    Participant

    Bump.

    #1159974
    sam4321
    Participant

    Har Gilboa?

    #1159975
    sam4321
    Participant

    Chevraman: See meshches Taanis 30b Rashi Sh’nitnu bo, and Rashi ends with Kach Shemati.

    #1159976
    chevraman
    Participant

    sam4321: Interestingly, in that Rasi in Taanis which is very similar to the one in KiSisa, he does not say SOLACHTI KIDVORECHA. I don’t dispute the fact that HaShem gave us a kaparah on Yom Kippur. My question was, what is Rashi’s source that HaShem said Solachti Kidvorecha. It’s a common refrain on Yom Kippur, but I haven’t found it in Tanach.

    #1159977
    bekitzur
    Participant

    Sam – nope, the answer’s Shunam.

    #1159978
    bekitzur
    Participant

    How many people lived in Ninveh when Yonah went to give them mussar?

    #1159979
    benignuman
    Participant

    The posuk says that there were more than 120 thousand people that don’t know their right from their left. Rashi and others understand that to mean 120 thousand children. If you assume a 2:1 ratio between adults and children, there were more than 180 thousand people in Ninveh at the time.

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