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The eight statements are from eight different sages. Presumably, as in other places where the g'mara says "A says X, B says Y, etc", they are disagreeing with each other. Sometimes when there are multiple opinions the g'mara reconciles them (A was talking about this specific case where X applies, B was talking about this other case where Y applies, they ...


What you say is similar - somewhat - to what the Ralbag explains there. He says it refers to the covenant that Abraham made with Abimelech not to fight with each other: The blind refers to Isaac who- towards the end of his life - lost his sight. The lame refers to Jacob who - after the fight with the angel - limped for a while. וַיֵּלֶךְ הַמֶּלֶךְ ...

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