In the entire Tanach the moon is generally called Yareach. There are 3 instances where it is called Levana. One is ישעיהו: כד. כג. וחפרה הלבנה ובושה החמה. Another one is ישעיהו: ל. כו. והיה אור הלבנה כאור החמה. The third one is שיר השירים: ו. י. מי זאת הנשקפה כמו שחר יפה כלבנה. Why is it called Levana at times when most of the times it is known as Yareach?
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