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1)

What is the meaning of "Vayachalosh Yehoshua ... "?

1.

Rashi and Targum Yonasan: It means that Yehoshua severed the heads of Amalek's strong men, keeping alive only the weak ones. He did not kill them all, due to the Divine command. 1

2.

Rashbam: It means that he completely vanquished Amalek. 2


1

Lev Eliyahu (p.97): This is because Hashem makes a nation fall only after its Sar (angel) falls, and the Sar of Esav will not fall as long as the Yeitzer ha'Ra is among us.

2

As in Sh'mos 32:18 (Rashbam).

2)

To whom is ythe Pasuk referring when it writes "Amalek"?

1.

Oznahyim la'Torah: Either Amalek the son of Elifaz the son of Eisav was still alive 1 in the time of Moshe, or all the kings of Amalek were called 'Amalek'. 2


1

See Ba'al ha'Turim, who maintains that Amalek informed Lavan that Ya'akov had fled and Par'oh that Yisrael had fled. See also Oznayim la'Torah, DH "Es Amalek ve'es Amo" #2

2

As was common in those days

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