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To answer your first question, in the Torah journal הבאר here R. Tzorofsky quotes the explanation of the Rav from Ostrovtsi: Why did Avrohom tell Sarah to make three seah of flour, a very large amount? Even more difficult to explain is the opinion of the Midrash that there was a total of nine seah! But the Ramban discusses this and suggests that the adult ...


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Abraham did so out of gratitude....if God comes to you, you can only offer Him everything you got! It's what He deserves! Next, that's being a servant. Humility to God (or His presence through his angels). Lastly, Abraham served them the best he got (and he feared God for He is to be feared) you don't give God the leftovers....you should give Him the BEST ...


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Welcome to Mi Yodeya! In answer to your first question, the Ramban on that verse asks your question - that is a lot of bread! He suggests that Avraham knew they were angels (which is consistantly the opinion of the Ramban) and the massive bread serving was a type of "gift" to Heaven. In answer to your second question, he stood by them to be ready to get ...



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