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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 ...


Partial answer: Rashi on Numbers 8:16: נתנים נתנים. נתונים למשא נתונים לשיר They are given for carrying the vessels of the Mishkan, and they are given (dedicated / reserved) for singing.

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