In Sanhedrin 43b it says that Joshua tells Achan that if he confesses he will be pardoned (והיפטר). Rashi explains that Joshua verbally deceived Achan into confessing, making Achan think he would not be killed. How was Joshua allowed to do this?

  • Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/104503/15256 Jun 5, 2019 at 14:44
  • It probably refers to Olam Haba, should he admit his guilt. Jun 5, 2019 at 14:51
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    @DanielRoss As the question says, Rashi explains it to mean that he was made to think that he wouldn't be killed
    – b a
    Jun 5, 2019 at 15:45


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