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1)

And why does the Torah write "Hikriv" twice, once here and once in the next Pasuk?

1.

Rashi: On account of the two reasons that Yisachar merited to follow Yehudah: Because they were Torah scholars 1 and because they 2 suggested to the Nesi'im to bring the listed Korbanos.


1

Rashi: As the Pasuk specifically writes in Divrei Hayamim 1, 12:33.

2

Rashi (citing R. Moshe ha'Darshen in the name of R. Pinchas ben Ya'ir). It was Nesanel ben Tzu'ar who suggested it. See Ba'al ha'Turim

2)

Why did the Nesi'im bring the Korbanos that they brought, and why did they bring them in the vessels that they brought them? "Ka'aras Kesef"?

1.

Rashi 1 (citing R. Moshe ha'Darshen) and Ramban #1 (on Pasuk 2): The Gematriyah (930) corresponds to the years that Adam ha'Rishon lived.

2.

Ba'al ha'Turim: Corresponding to the seventy years that Adam left for his children 2 and to save Yisrael from the seventy nations.


1

The fact that Rashi only explains the Nesi'im's gift on the second day, in connection with the gift of Nesanel ben Tzu'ar (Refer to 7:19:1:1**) suggests that, in his opinion, all the Nesi'im brought their gifts for the same reason (as suggested by Nesanel ben Tzu'ar). Refer also to 7:18:1:2*, 7:18:1:3 & 7:18:1:4.

2

He died at nine hundred and thirty instead of a thousand, leaving his offspring with a life-span of seventy years.

3)

"Sheloshim u'Me'ah Mishkalah"?

1.

Rashi (citing R. Moshe ha'Darshen) and Ramban #1: Corresponding to the age of Adam ha'Rishon, when he gave birth 1 (to Sheis


1

Rashi: See Bereishis, 5:3.

2

The Ba'al ha'Turim's comments refer to the first day (on Pesukim 13-17).

4)

"Mizrak Echad Kesef"?

1.

Rashi (citing R. Moshe ha'Darshen) and Ramban #1: Corresponding to the combined Gematriyah of No'ach when he gave birth (500) and twenty years prior to that, when the decree to destroy the world was issued. 1


1

Rashi: As Rashi explained in Bereishis, 6:3.

5)

"Shiv'im Shekel"?

1.

Rashi (citing R. Moshe ha'Darshen) and Ramban #1: Corresponding to the seventy nations that descended from him.

2.

Ba'al ha'Turim: Corresponding to the seventy souls that went down to Egypt. 1


1

Ba'al ha'Turim: "Shiv'im Shekel" has the same Gematriyah as "Shiv'im Nefesh".

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