hebrew
1)

How could fire be contained inside the hail?

1.

Rashi: This was a miracle within a miracle - two opposing forces made peace in order to fulfill the will of their Creator.

2.

Rashbam: Refer to 9:14:1:3.

3.

Seforno: It wasn't. What happened was that the power of the swiftly moving hailstones heated up the air, turning it into fire 1 and created thunder.


1

Seforno (on Pasuk 23): Which due to the same swiftness of the hail descended down to earth.

2)

What does "Mislakachas b'Soch ha'Barad" mean?

1.

Hadar Zekenim, from Pesikta: It means that they formed a sort of mixture.

2.

Targum Yonason: It means that the fire jumped about inside the hail.

3.

Chizkuni: After the hail struck someone, the fire took him (Lokcho) and burned him.

4.

Ba'al ha'Turim: Sparks and light came out. 1


1

Ba'al ha'Turim: Like "ve''Eish Mislakachas ve'Nogah Lo Saviv"

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