The עֵרֶב רַב is often connected to the הָאסַפְסֻף and often described by our sages as a group among the Israelites which caused and initiated a lot of the complaints made by the people.

Did this group also lifted up their voice in the verses of Bamidbar 14?; And if so did have some part in this complaint did they also died as a consequence thereof during the forty years in the wilderness?

  • I'm not following your question. In the 1st paragraph, it seems that you have asserted that they did. – DanF Mar 29 '18 at 14:56
  • @DanF Well I was asking because Joshua 5 also talks about this group, these men of war, and I wondered if the erev rav was a part of this group also. But because Joshua 5 is a consequence of Bamidbar 14 I wanted to know this first, before asking other questions. – Levi Mar 29 '18 at 16:22
  • You should probably copy that into your question body, and, ideally, provide a link to the specific verse you're referring to. Without the specific verse, it becomes harder to determine your assumption, esp. since the only verse that I know that uses the term Erev Rav is the one in parshat Bo. – DanF Mar 29 '18 at 16:25
  • I'm speculating - Do you mean Joshua 5:5 when it mentions that all the people of the desert generation died in the desert? Are you asking if the erev rav members were included? – DanF Mar 29 '18 at 16:52
  • @DanF verse 6: ..till all the nation, the men of war that came forth out of Egypt, were consumed.. And yes I wondered if the erev rav or members thereof were included or not. But after I read Bamidbar 26:4 I doubted. – Levi Mar 29 '18 at 18:19

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