We know that there are no true synonyms in the Torah. What does each of these connote? (to pass the test here - i googled and did not find anything)

  • You left out מלקוח
    – MichoelR
    Aug 22 at 22:15

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"Cherem" implies that it is "off limits" from the general population; it will belong either to the kohanim, the Temple, Hashem, sacrificed, burned, something like that -- the Average Joe isn't going to get anything out of it.

As for the other two, check out Rashi, Bamidbar 31:11

שלל. הֵן מִטַּלְטְלִין שֶׁל מַלְבּוּשׁ וְתַכְשִׁיטִין: בז. הוּא בִזַּת מִטַּלְטְלִין שֶׁאֵינָם תַּכְשִׁיט:

Shalal is clothing/jewelry; baz is any other (non-human, non-animal) object.


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