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In Genesis 43:11 Rashi's commentary on אֵפוֹא is
then: Heb. אֵפוֹא. This is a redundant word, used for stylistic
purposes in the Hebrew
I was under the impression that the Torah is concise to the extent that not one letter is redundant. Is there a discussion of Rashi's comment with respect to אֵפוֹא in other sources?
asked Dec 10, 2015 at 14:30
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Yaakov said this and the Torah is repeating word for word what Yaakov said. Rashi is saying that Yaakov said אֵפוֹא, even though it was redundant. Not that the Torah has a redundant word.
answered Dec 10, 2015 at 14:42
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