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1)

What is the nature of the fear that Hashem will cast upon the Cana'anim?

1.

Rashi, Ramban, Rashbam, Targum Onkelos and Targum Yonasan: It consists of a feeling of dread that causes them to become confused.

2.

Sotah, 36a: When Yisrael crossed the Yarden, there was not a soul who could stand up to them, and anyone who attempted to do so, suffered stomach upset, 1 as the Torah writes "Es Eimasi Ashalach Lefanecha ... ".

3.

Oznayim la'Torah: It is answer to Moshe Rabeinu's request 2 "Tipol aleihem Eimasah va'Fachad".


1

Because terror oftern results in a stomach-upset See Torah Temimah, note 123.

2

In the Shirah. See Oznayim la'Torah.

2)

What are the connotations of "ve'Hamosi ... "?

1.

Seforno, Targum Onkelos and Targum Yonasan: It refers to the confusion that results from the terror-stricken feeling. 1

2.

Rashbam: It refers to the thunderous noises that Hashem will bring about that will cause terror among the enemy nations. 2


1

With the result that they will turn round and flee (as the Pasuk concludes), like we find with the Egyptians, when, by the Yam-Suf, they proclaimed "Let us flee before Yisrael, because Hashem is fighting against Egypt on their behalf (Shemos 14:25 [Seforno]).

2

Like we find in Shmuel 1, 7:10, in connection with the P'lishtim (Rashbam).

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