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The mishna is not referring to reading a lengthy text. It is referring to reading Tanach and reciting Mishnah. We must remember that in the time of the mishna it was forbidden to write down the mishna. To review a mishna, or to analyze one, a person would have to first recite the mishna from memory. To remember the mishna, scholars would reveiw it ...


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The Bartenura infers and answers your question. מונה נזירות כמנין ימות השנה. שס״ה נזירות כמנין ימות החמה:,אמר רבי יהודה מעשה היה כיון שהשלים מת. ר׳ יהודה שמעיה לרבי דאפליג אתנא קמא ואמר שהאומר הריני נזיר כמנין ימות החמה הוי נזיר עולם. והביא מעשה להוכיח שאינו נזיר עולם, דמעשה היה וכיון שהשלים מת, ובנזיר עולם לא שייך השלמה, אלא ודאי מונה נזיריות. וכן הלכה:&...


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The mishnah might have been making a connection to Chanoch, who lived 365 years and then died. As Rashi comments, he was a tzaddik but weak, and Hashem wanted to make sure he died before he became a rasha. This nazir might have been in the same situation - he became a nazir because he needed the extra discipline in his life. After 365 months of being a ...


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The root קום is from earlier strata of Biblical Hebrew. Later Hebrew uses the near-synonym עמד. Here are some examples of קום and עמד in similar contexts early and late texts illustrating the diachronic shift: (Rooker, Biblical Hebrew in Transition: The Language of the Book of Ezekiel pp. 149-152) The last example illustrates well that the Rabbis ...


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