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1)

Who was the 'man who found him wandering around in the field?

1.

Rashi and Targum Yonasan: It was the angel Gavriel. 1

2.

Hadar Zekenim, Rosh: "Ish" is the Gematriya of Refa'el.


1

Who is referred to (in Daniel, 9:21) as "ha'Ish Gavriel". See also Ba'al ha'Turim.

2)

What is the significance of the phrase that Yosef "was wandering around ... "?

1.

Ramban #1 and Rashbam: This teaches us Yosef''s Tzidkus - despite his brother's hatred, he refused to return to his father without having fulfilled his mission.

2.

Ramban #2: Moreover, it teaches us that when Hashem issues a decree, nothing can prevent its fulfillment. Having decreed that the Galus was due to begin, 1 when Yosef could not find his brothers (who were destined to set the Galus in motion), Hashem sent an angelic guide to lead him to them.

3.

Da'as Zekeinim: The word "To'eh", and also "va'Echar Ad Atah" (Bereishis 32:5) hints at the three Galuyos - 400 years of Galus Mitzrayim ('Tav'), 70 years of Galus Bavel ('Ayin') and Galus Edom, which will end after the year 5000 ('Hei'). 2


1

Refer to 37:14:2:1**

2

I do not know the source that Galus Edom was destined to end then (PF). Chazal generally discussed four Galuyos after Matan Torah - Bavel, Madai, Yavan and Edom (Bereishis Rabah 2:4).

3)

רש"י: זה גבריאל: מנין שהיה זה מלאך?

1.

גור אריה: אם לא כן, למה סיפר הכתוב את המעשה עם האיש? אלא ללמדך שה' שלח מלאך כדי שיגיע יוסף לאחיו.

4)

רש"י: זה גבריאל: מנין שהיה זה גבריאל?

1.

גור אריה: בספר דניאל כתוב "והאיש גבריאל" כי 'גבר' הוא 'איש'.

2.

די היה לכתוב 'וימצאהו איש וישאלהו' בלי "וישאלהו האיש", [אלא לדרוש שזה גבריאל שנקרא איש].

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