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1)

What does the Pasuk mean when it writes "Zemorah ve'Eshkol Echad"?

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Rashi: It means that they cut off a branch with a cluster of grapes hanging on it.

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Targum Onkelos and Targum Yonasan: It means that they cut a branch and a cluster of grapes.

2)

Seeing as "Vayisa'uhu ba'Mot" implies that two people carried it, why does the Torah add the word "bi'Shenayim"?

1.

Rashi: It teaches that they carried the cluster of grapes on two poles


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Since both poles were forked at both ends.

3)

How any Spies carried the fruit?

1.

Rashi: Assuming that one spy carried a pomegranate, and one man, a fig, 1 it transpires that ten Spies carried the fruit, whereas Yehoshua and Calev declined to carry anything, since the intention of their colleagues was to malign Eretz Yisrael.

2.

Targum Yonasan: It seems that two men carried the grapes, two, the pomegranates and two, the figs and the rest carried nothing.


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Which were presumably much larger than those that we have nowadays.

4)

What is the Pasuk now coming to teach us?

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Rashi: It is coming to teach us the incredible size of the fruit of Eretz Cana'an. Bearing in mind that each person of that time was able to carry forty Sa'ah, 1 the size of the cluster of grapes that took eight men to carried is mind-boggling.


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Rashi (citing Sotah, 34a): as we learn from the stones that they took from the Yarden to place in Gilgal

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