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1)

What is the meaning of "Terem Tir'un"?

1.

Rashi, Rashbam and Seforno: "You do not yet fear (Hashem)". 1

2.

Ramban #1 (citing Ibn Ezra): It means before I spread out my hands you fear Hashem, but the moment the plague ceases, you will retract. 2

3.

Ramban #2: With reference to past occasions, 3 he pointed out he saw how, before (the cessation of the Makah) the Egyptians fear Hashem, but afterwards not. 4

4.

Targum Yonasan: Moshe knew that before he sent Yisrael away, Par'oh would finally fear Hashem.


1

Ramban: As if the Torah had written "Terem Zeh Tir'un". Oznayim la'Torah (on Pasuk 31): The word always implies that it will happen later but the time has not yet arrived. See Oznayim la'Torah (Ibid).

2

See also Ba'al ha'Turim.

3

Ramban: As happened by the frogs and the wild animals.

4

Ramban: And that is clearly how it would continue.

2)

Seeing as Moshe knew that Par'oh would not abide by his word, why did he Daven for Hashem to remove the Barad.

1.

Oznayim la'Torah: In order to leave over something for the locusts to devour in the plague of Arbeh that followed. 1


1

Oznayim la'Torah: Seeing as it was Hashem's plan throughout the Makos to leave Par'oh alive in order to increase the Makos

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