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1)

What are the connotations of the unusual word "Vayenahalem ba'Lechem"?

1.

Seforno and Ramban (on Pasuk 18): He provided them with their minimal needs and no more. 1


1

In keeping with the Gemara in Ta'anis, 11a, that someone who goes hungry in the time of famine, spares himself a horrible death. Conversely, the medical experts say that satiating oneself after going hungry brings on an illness from which one dies.

2)

Which year is "that year" referring to?

1.

Rashi: Refer to 47:13:1:1, refer to 47:12:1:3.

2.

Seforno: It refers to the sixth year of the famine. 1


1

See also Rashi and Seforno on Pasuk 18 and refer to 47:18:1:1.

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