hebrew
1)

What exactly happened when the mist came up from the ground and watered the ground? What function did this watering serve?

1.

Rashi: Hashem brought the mist from underneath the ground with which He watered the clouds. The clouds, in turn, soaked the ground, producing the mud (clay) from which Hashem formed Adam. 1

2.

Seforno: See 2:5:1:2. 2

3.

Targum Yonasan: The "Eid" was a cloud of glory that descended from underneath Hashem's Kisei ha'Kavod and drew water from the ocean before rising and watering the earth.


1

Moshav Zekenim asks why we do not find that the mist kneaded the earth to produce animals. He answers that they were created through Ma'amar (speech), but man was through Asiyah (action).

2

Onkelus explains the Pasuk like the Seforno, only he translates "Eid" as a cloud (as does Targum Yonasan in 3).

2)

רש"י: לעניין בריאתו של אדם: אולי הכוונה שאד עלה כדי להשקות את האדמה?

1.

גור אריה: כיון שעוד לא נברא האדם שיכיר בטובת הגשמים, בודאי שלא לצורך השקיה עלה האד מהארץ.

3)

רש"י: העלה את התהום: אולי עלו אדים מהים?

1.

גור אריה: כתוב בפסוק "מן הארץ" ולא מהמים.

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