1)

Who was Chur?

1.

Rashi He was the son of Miryam and Calev.

2)

Why was it necessary for Aharon and Chur to accompany Moshe up on to the hill?

1.

Rashi (citing the Mechilta): They were fasting, 1 and we learn from here that on a fast-day, three people must stand by the Amud. 2

2.

Chizkuni: The Torah also needs to mention them, so that, when it writes (in Pasuk 12) that "they took a stone ... ", we know who "they" is referring to.


1

As they tended to do when they went to war.

2

The Chazan and one person on either side, in the way that we do by Kol Nidrei.

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