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1)

Why did Avraham build a Mizbe'ach at this point?

1.

Rashi: To thank Hashem for the good news that a. he would have children and b. that they would inherit Eretz Yisrael.

2.

Ramban #1: As an act of worship in the 'holy' land of Kena'an. He did not do so immediately upon entering the land because he was afraid, 1 but now Hashem had allayed his fears.

3.

Targum Yonasan and Ramban #2: To pay homage and give thanks to Hashem who had appeared to him.


1

Refer to 13:6:6:3.

2)

רש"י: על בשורת הזרע: הרי כבר הובטח לו זרע כשיצא מחרן?

1.

גור אריה: ההבטחה אז הייתה בתנאי שיצא מארצו, וניתן לחזור ממתנה לפני קיום התנאי.

2.

גור אריה: כאשר המתנה תלויה במעשה, אפשר בקלות להתלכלך בחטא ולהפסיד את ההבטחה.

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