Is there any single verse in Chumash that contains all 22 letters of the aleph-beis?

  • judaism.stackexchange.com/q/44887/759
    – Double AA
    Commented Jan 3, 2021 at 22:35
  • Thanks for that. Perhaps this comment should go there, but I noticed that there is no שׂ (sin) in that possuk, only שׁ (shins). This is perhaps a topic of discussion itself - whether they can be regarded as two independent letters, but on the side that they are, would be that some words, when spelled with these have completely unrelated meanings, ex. שׂם (he placed) Vs. שׁם (there). Commented Jan 3, 2021 at 22:56
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    @ShadyChareidi if you want to count שׂ and שׁ separately, then you will have a lot more than 22 letters in your aleph-beis.
    – simyou
    Commented Jan 4, 2021 at 11:53
  • Not necessarily. In any given word, interchanging beis with veis, or pey with fey, or kaf with chaf etc will never dramatically change the core meaning of the word. But Shin with sin can result in such a categorical change. Commented Jan 4, 2021 at 15:50
  • שׂ Is more a version of ס than of שׁ. See judaism.stackexchange.com/q/4286 Commented Mar 16, 2022 at 15:17

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Shemos 16:16

זֶ֤ה הַדָּבָר֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר צִוָּ֣ה יְהֹוָ֔ה לִקְט֣וּ מִמֶּ֔נּוּ אִ֖ישׁ לְפִ֣י אָכְל֑וֹ עֹ֣מֶר לַגֻּלְגֹּ֗לֶת מִסְפַּר֙ נַפְשֹׁ֣תֵיכֶ֔ם אִ֛ישׁ לַֽאֲשֶׁ֥ר בְּאָֽהֳל֖וֹ תִּקָּֽחוּ

Devarim 4:34

א֣וֹ | הֲנִסָּ֣ה אֱלֹהִ֗ים לָ֠ב֠וֹא לָקַ֨חַת ל֣וֹ גוֹי֘ מִקֶּ֣רֶב גּוֹי֒ בְּמַסֹּת֩ בְּאֹתֹ֨ת וּבְמֽוֹפְתִ֜ים וּבְמִלְחָמָ֗ה וּבְיָ֤ד חֲזָקָה֙ וּבִזְר֣וֹעַ נְטוּיָ֔ה וּבְמֽוֹרָאִ֖ים גְּדֹלִ֑ים כְּ֠כֹ֠ל אֲשֶׁר־עָשָׂ֨ה לָכֶ֜ם יְהֹוָ֧ה אֱלֹֽהֵיכֶ֛ם בְּמִצְרַ֖יִם לְעֵינֶֽיךָ

Here is a link for other places in Nach. https://www.biu.ac.il/jh/parasha/veethcha/mer.html

  • Thank you. How did you find that? Commented Jan 3, 2021 at 22:32

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