What is the significance of the ascent onto Har Sinai and its prohibition? Why is the prohibition introduced in Exodus (19:12) not with the more traditional expression of "don't" but with the less common expression of "hishamru"; guard yourselves? Does this imply that there was some great urge to ascend? Is this related to Exodus (19:21) which speaks of of the possibility of the Jews "breaking forth to see"?
- Why the prohibition to ascend in the first place?
- Why the usage of "hishamru"?