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I wondered what the differences and similarities of the roots פרס and פרש are? I noticed that both roots are used in Jeremiah 16:7 and Lamentations 4:4 for the 'deviding or sharing' of bread.

Any clues why in one verse פרס is used and in another פרש ? (p.s. it seems to me that both verbs are related, is that correct?).

  • Check out R Meir Zikal's article in Yerushaseinu Vol. 6 about the end of the Hashkivenu blessing on Friday night. – Double AA Jan 26 '18 at 21:15
  • Doesn't פרס mean "to spread out"? – DanF Jan 29 '18 at 17:11

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