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1)

Why did Moshe place the Mitzvah of Shemiras Shabbos before Meleches ha'Mishkan?

1.

Rashi, Ramban and Seforno: To teach them that building the Mishkan does not override Shabbos. 1


1

Because the sanctity of time is greater than that of location. See also Ba'al ha'Turim.

2)

Having taught in Shemos (31:14) that Chilul Shabbos is subject to the death-penalty, why does the Torah see fit to repeat it here?

1.

Seforno: To teach us that he is Chayav Misah even though he was busy with a Mitzvah.

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