hebrew
1)

Whenever Hashem is angry, there are repercussions. How come that no repercussions are mentioned here?

1.

Rashi (citing the Gemara in Zecvachim): They are hinted here in the following words "ha'Lo Aharon Achicha ha'Levi?" 1 - which intimate that he would now replace Moshe in the role of the Kehunah.

2.

Ramban: Refer to 4:10:2:3*.

3.

Rashbam: The ramifications appear only in Pasuk 24, where it says that an angel wanted to kill Moshe.


1

Refer to 4:14:2:1.

2)

Why does Hashem refer to Aharon as "ha'Levi"?

1.

Rashi: Because Aharon was supposed to be the Levi, and Moshe, the Kohen. But now, he would become the Kohen, and Moshe the Levi. 1

2.

Seforno: If anybody other than Moshe was worthy of being sent, it was his brother Aharon, who was a gifted speaker 2 and who was undoubtedly wise, like all his brethren the Levi'im.


1

See Divrei ha'Yamim 1, 23:14 (Rashi).

2

Who spoke the language fluently (Rashbam [Refer to 4:10:2:4).

3)

Why did Hashem see fit to tell Moshe about Aharon's reaction to the news that Moshe had been chosen to lead Yisrael?

1.

Rashi, Ramban and Seforno: Contrary to what Moshe thought; not only was Aharon not angry at Moshe's appointment, but he would go out to meet him 1 and would rejoice upon seeing him. 2


1

Of his own accord, without the slightest twinge of jealousy. Moreover, he would be happy to act as Moshe's spokesman (Seforno) without even being asked (Ramban).

2

And as a reward, he would merit wearing the Choshen Mishpat on his heart (Rashi).

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