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The Mishna does sometimes include extra details in stories. DoubleAA points us at Ketubbot 102b מעשה היה ושחטוהו ערב הפסח even though it doesn't really matter that it was on Erev Pesach. Brachot 2a includes the fact that Rabban Gamliel's sons were returning from a wedding, even though their obligation in Shema would be the same regardless of what they were ...


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Chazal often took pesukim out of context to teach lessons homiletically; this is an example of that. Does this mean that they maintained that Isaiah 53 speaks of the Messiah? Simply not. Actually each school is choosing a name for the Messiah resembling in sound and meaning the name of that school or its head (see Rashi). One passage on Sotah 14a ...


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The verse says וַאֲנַ֣חְנוּ חֲשַׁבְנֻ֔הוּ נָג֛וּעַ, "and we considered him 'afflicted'," which the Talmud considers to a name of Moshiah. That didn't mean that the person described in the passage actually is the messaiah; his death proves that he is not. It just means that the people being spoken for in the prophecy thought that he would be the messaiah as ...


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The slope of Mount Nebo could have been one of the walls of the valley. One can be on the mountain and in the valley if he is standing on the slope of the mountain. Notice that there are two words for valley: Emek and Gei. Perhaps Emek is reserved for when there is a plateau at the bottom (scroll down) https://www.earthtrekkers.com/2-days-in-death-...


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Possibly on verse 1 Moses sees the promised land, but it's not that he is buired there, as described on verse 6 The Sefri addresses this question. It says the the location of the grave was miraculously unreachable, is you were on the top of the mountain. it looked like it's in the valley, but if you were in the valley it looked like it was on the top. If ...


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