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1)

Why did Lavan speak before his father Besu'el?

1.

Rashi: Because he was a Rasha.

2.

Ramban (in Parshas Vayeitzei): Because Besu'el was a nonentity.

2)

What caused Lavan and Besu'el, who were idolaters, to acknowledge that Hashem had orchestrated the above-mentioned events?

1.

Rashi: They realized the truth on account of Eliezer's portrayal of the events that had transpired. 1


1

Refer to 24:42:2:1.

3)

What did they mean by "bad or good"?

1.

Rashi: They meant that they were unable to refuse using foul means (via a harsh answer) or fair (via straight, logical one).

2.

Seforno and Rashbam: they could neither refuse nor uphold the Divine decree (which did not need their acknowledgement). 1


1

Seeing as, whether they agreed or not, the Rashbam explains, Hakadosh-Baruch-Hu, put His plan into action.

4)

רש"י: לא נוכל...למאן...לא על ידי תשובת דבר רע ולא על ידי תשובת דבר הגון: לרש"י "דבר...טוב" פרושו שלא יוכלו למאן ע"י תשובת דבר הגון, ולכאורה יכל לפרש שלא יוכלו לדבר כלל- להסכים או לסרב?

1.

גור אריה: אין טעם שלא יוכלו לדבּר טוב [ולהסכים], אלא כוונתם שאינם יכולים למאן ע"י תשובה הגונה.

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