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1)

How can the Torah consider "Im Lo'Shachav Ish osach ... Hinaki", which implies guilt, a Shevu'ah?

1.

Rashi: The Shevu'ah lies in the inference


1

In Pasuk 19.

2

In Pasuk 20. And it only repeats "Vehsihbi'a osah ha'Kohen ... " on account of the lengthy wording of the first part of the Shevu'ah (Ramban).

2)

Why does the Pasuk add the phrase "Im Lo Shachav Ish osach, ve Im Lo Satis Tum'ah Tachas Ishech"?

1.

Ramban #1: to clarify that he (the Kohen) is referring to another an, other than her husband, who is also a man, and with whom she was entitled to have been intimate.

2.

Ramban #2: Assuming that the word "Ish" is missing a 'Hey', the Pasuk means that she did not lie with the man in question, nor with any other man. 1

3.

Seforno: The Pasuk means that she did not commit adultery on this occasion or on any previous occasion. 2


1

Ramban: As Chazal learn from the words "Amen, Amen" (Refer to 5:22:3:1).

2

Refer to 5:22:3:1.

3)

What are the connotations of "Hinaki"?

1.

Rashi, Targum Onkelos and Targum Yonasan: It means that the Sotah will be proven innocent.

2.

Seforno: Bearing in mind the Pasuk the Pasuk in Shemos, 20:7, "Ki Lo Yinakeh Hashem es asher Yisa es Sh'mo la'Shav", implicating anyone who swears

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