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Radak writes in his commentary to Genesis 15:2 that Abraham gave his servant the name Eliezer: או אפשר שהיה שמו דמשק כשבא אל אברם והוא קרא אותו אליעזר כי אליעזר לשון עברי הוא Why he specifically chose the name Eliezer may be based on the Midrash in Bereishit Rabbah Parshah 44: הוא דמשק אליעזר שבשבילו רדפתי מלכים עד דמשק ועזרני האל Here it seems that ...


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As the Tablets included the Holy names, it is strictly forbidden Deoraytah (Rambam Yesodei Hatora 6.1): כָּל הַמְאַבֵּד שֵׁם מִן הַשֵּׁמוֹת הַקְּדוֹשִׁים הַטְּהוֹרִים שֶׁנִּקְרָא בָּהֶם הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא לוֹקֶה מִן הַתּוֹרָה. שֶׁהֲרֵי הוּא אוֹמֵר בַּעֲבוֹדַת כּוֹכָבִים (גמרא שבת קכ ב) "וְאִבַּדְתֶּם אֶת שְׁמָם מִן הַמָּקוֹם הַהוּא לֹא תַעֲשׂוּן ...


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What an excellent question. Though first let’s define our terms. For the sake of brevity, I will share two links to previous answers defining prophecy and the nature of G-d's all-knowingness. Now to the question. Why didn’t Jonah immediately obey God’s command to go into Nineveh? After all, didn't Abraham ‘blindly’ obeyed to sacrifice Isaac? Is it possible ...


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