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1)

Why does the Torah refer to the gift of wagons as "Korbanam"?

1.

Ramban #1: Because the Nesi'im brought them for the needs of the Korbanos. 1

2.

Ramban #2: Because they contained the Korbanos that the Pasuk lists later in the Parshah. 2


1

Ramban: Similar to "Vanakrev es Korban Hashem ... " (Bamidbar 31:50), with regard to Korban Bedek ha'Bayis.

2

Ramban: In which case, "Eglos" means (not 'wagons', bit) 'wagons-full', with reference to their contents

2)

What are "Eglos Tzav"?

1.

Rashi #1 and Targum Onkelos: "Eglos Tzav" are covered wagons.

2.

Rashi #2 (in Yeshayah, 66:20): They are wagons well rigged-out, with walls and a cover.

3.

Ramban #1: "Eglos Tzav" means 'large wagons'.

4.

Ramban #2: It means 'full wagons'. 1

5.

Rashbam: Wagons that were ready to go to war and travel long distances. 2

6.

Targum Yonasan: Covered wagons well rigged-out.


1

Refer to 7:3:1:2.

2

Rashbam: According to the context, as in Yeshayah, 66:20.

3)

Why did the Nesi'im donate a wagon between two Nesi'im?

1.

Seforno: It was a sign of the camaraderie that existed between them, rendering them worthy of the Shechinah resting among them. 1


1

Seforno: As the Pasuk indicates Devarim 33:5, as opposed to what the Navi writes in Hoshe'a, 10:2.

4)

What are the implications of "Vayakrivu osam Lifnei ha'Mishkan"?

1.

Rashi: It implies that they brought their gift to before the Mishkan, but Moshe did not accept it, until Hashem instructed him to do so


1

Refer to 7:3:1:2.

2

Ramban: Only Hashem instructed Moshe "Nasi Echad la'Yom!".

5)

What prompted the Nesi'im to come forward with their gift in honor of the Mishkan?

1.

Rashi: After their belated donation 1 towards the construction of the Mishkan was almost rejected, 2 they learned their lesson and hurried to donate a gift the moment the construction was complete.


1

Refer to Vayakhel, Sh'mos, 35:27:1:1.

2

Rashi: See Ibid. 36:7.

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