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Thank you Fred for sourcing it. The majority opinion in the Talmud is that a warning "this carries the death penalty" is sufficient, without specifying what method of execution. As Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan's Living Torah puts it: Since it was not specified what must be done to him, they placed him under guard. The death penalty was specified (Exodus ...


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The doubling of words and expressions like this is a type of idiomatic expression in Hebrew. It usually means that something is applied to each item or individual of a listed series. In the case you are bringing, it is applied to the Princes of the tribes. By doubling this expression, it means that one Prince from the series will bring an offering for each ...



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