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I might be way off base here, and if so please let me know, but I don't understand why it's a question. Every time it says "And G-D spoke to Moses" it doesn't say "and he told him to write as follows" it just says what He told him. It is a historical fact of what took place. (I.e. at this or that time, or at this it that place, G-D said ...


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Rashi on that verse states: עפר מן האדמה. צָבַר עֲפְרוֹ מִכָּל הָאֲדָמָה מֵאַרְבַּע רוּחוֹת, שֶׁכָּל מָקוֹם שֶׁיָּמוּת שָׁם תְּהֵא קוֹלַטְתּוֹ לִקְבוּרָה. דָּ"אַ נָטַל עֲפָרוֹ מִמָּקוֹם שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר בּוֹ מִזְבַּח אֲדָמָה תַּעֲשֶׂה לִּי (שמות כ'), הַלְוַאי תִּהְיֶה לוֹ כַפָּרָה וְיוּכַל לַעֲמֹד: עפר מן האדמה DUST OF THE EARTH — He gathered his dust (i. ...


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Refer to the Sforno there: וייצר ה' אלהים אמנם להוית בעלי חיים לא הספיק זה אבל היתה יצירת היוצר ית' על אופנים מתחלפים וזה כי ליצירת האדם בירר עפר מן האדמה חלק נכבד ממנה: וייצר ה' אלוקים, the animals had not rated involvement of both attributes of G-d in their creation and formation. Not only that, but in order to create man G-d had used עפר מן האדמה, the ...


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My opinion. The Torah doesn't begin with "God spoke to Moses saying:..." because Moses didn't need to exist according to the Torah. The Torah does not seem to take for granted that everything that happens was intended to happen. Somethings are definitely foreshadowed and prophecies are given, but that isn't true for everything. Case in point is ...


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