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1)

And why does the Torah see fit to add that Moshe counted them in Midbar Sinai?

1.

Ramban (on Pasuk 18): To teach us that although he began to count them immediately, 1 he did not manage to complete the census on the same day. 2

2.

Rashbam: Because when they were counted a second time they were counted in the Plains of Mo'av, as the Torah states in Shemos 26:3.


1

Refer to 1:18:1:1.

2

Ramban: As if to say 'Moshe counted them in the same location but not on the same day.

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