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The Vilna Gaon on his commentary to the first blessing of Shemoneh Esrei (pg. 168 in Ishei Yisrael) says that the name א-ל refers to Hashem's existence as beyond and outside the world, a level to which we cannot relate: אל נאמר על אין סוף שמתפשט בלא צמצום אלו-הים, on the other hand, the Nefesh HaChaim (Shaar 3 Ch. 11) writes, refers to Hashem as the ...
On the differences between El, Elohim, (l'havdil) elil, and elilim, what helped me to understand it was Reuven Hammer's commentary on I Chronicles 16:25-26: כִּי גָדוֹל יְהוָה וּמְהֻלָּל, מְאֹד .וְנוֹרָא הוּא עַל-כָּל-אֱלֹהִים כִּי כָּל-אֱלֹהֵי הָעַמִּים, אֱלִילִים .וַיי שָׁמַיִם עָשָׂה Ki gadol Hashem um'huleil m'od v'noreh hu al-kol ...
The first Tanach person who comes to my mind when you say "curiosity" is none other than Moses. The famous "burning bush" scene turns on his turning from his course to investigate a strange phenomenon: וַיֵּרָא מַלְאַךְ יְהֹוָה אֵלָיו בְּלַבַּת אֵשׁ מִתּוֹךְ הַסְּנֶה וַיַּרְא וְהִנֵּה הַסְּנֶה בֹּעֵר בָּאֵשׁ וְהַסְּנֶה אֵינֶנּוּ אֻכָּל An angel of ...
Habakkuk The prophet Habakkuk is thought to be the boy in the incident of Elisha and the Shunamite woman. Episode here: http://www.chabad.org/library/bible_cdo/aid/15910 The second line of his very short book starts "How long..." - your characteristic of impatience. The third line asks god "Why he shown him [iniquity]", - your characteristic of ...
Are not the names of most of Jacob's sons technically puns?
Ex 13:14 ויהי בשלח פרעה את העם ולא נחם אלהים דרך ארץ פלשתים כי קרוב הוא כי אמר אלהים פן ינחם העם בראתם מלחמה ושבו מצרימה
Kings was edited by Jeremiah, the prophet serving during the time of the destruction of the first Temple, to frame things in a way that the people could see how they'd made the downward slide over the past few centuries, and how recently they'd just been circling the drain. The people had thought the Temple would always be around -- and then they needed to ...
The ArtScroll edition of Chronicles (I and II), by Rabbi Moshe Eisenman, focuses on the idea that Kings is about what actually happened, while Chronicles is about the deeper meaning. That's why Chronicles often uses many names for one person, referring to his essence, not his real name. Also, Chronicles ends by explicitly stating that the exile was because ...
The generally accepted position in academic bible study is that the book of Kings was written first and gives more specifics for the time period from the death of David to the Babylonian conquest. The book of Chronicles is usually judged to be written later, around the time of Ezra the Scribe. Some scholars claim that Ezra himself was the author due to ...
Some places in the Torah need special format such as the 10 Commandments and the Song by the Sea. There is also a concept that some paragraphs are supposed to end on full lines and others are supposed to end in the middle of a line and the next paragraph begins on the same line (and there is supposed to be a gap). I don't know if these rules apply to the ...
I have never heard of a restriction. Most (if not all) copies of Tanach I've seen are justified. In fact, copies of the Pentateuch that are written in the traditional style (handwritten on parchment, etc.) should be justified (except that some sections should end mid-line) — but that rule doesn't apply to print, paper copies. Note, though, that, ...
Adam was given a get like a woman (Bereishis 3:24 - Vayegaresh Et HaAdam, literally "and He (God) divorced the man") Opening of Tana D'bei eliyahu This probably has kabalistic meanings
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