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1)

What does "Vayish'alu... l'Ishto" mean?

1.

Rashi: It means (not that they asked his wife, rather,) 'they asked about his wife.' 1

2.

Ha'amek Davar: They asked (Malbim - also) his wife.


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Rashi: As above, 20:13.

2)

Why, when Yitzchak told them that Rivkah was his sister, did they not question him about the children (Yaakov and Esav)?

1.

Ramban: Because, as far as they were concerned, they may well have been somebody else's children. 1


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They could even have been his sister's or his own children.

3)

Why was he afraid lest they kill him due to Rivkah?

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Malbim: He suspected everyone, because [all] "Anshei ha'Makom" asked about her, and they also asked her herself.

4)

Why didn't Yitzchak tell her to say that she is his sister, like Avraham told Sarah?

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Ha'amek Davar: He did not need to, for she was exceedingly reverent of Yitzchak, and would never do anything against his desire, as explained above (refer to 24:62:1:7*).

5)

Why was Yitzchak afraid? HaSh-m had told him, "v'Ehyeh Imcha" (26:3)?

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Ha'amek Davar: "V'Ehyeh Imcha," to save you from the hatred and envy of Avimelech and his nobles - but not from people's desire for Rivkah. 1


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I do not understand the source to say so, especially since this Berachah was before there was hatred or envy (he did not prosper there yet)! (PF)

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