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1)

Why did the spies make a point of mentioning Amalek, who was not even one of the seven Cana'ani nations?

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Rashi: Because they had already been scalded by Amalek, they mentioned Amalek in order to frighten them.

2)

Why did they mention specifically the tribes that they did and the four areas where they lived?

1.

Rashi: Seeing as the mighty Cana'anim lived right next to the River Yarden, they would not even be able to cross it to begin the conquest of Cana'an.

2.

Ramban: They mentioned these mighty nations, who lived in the four areas mentioned, to convey the message 1 that there was no point from which Yisrael would safely be able to attack them without suffering defeat.


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Ramban: Initially they only hinted, and did not say it outright, because they were afraid of Moshe and Aharon.

3)

Why did they omit the answer to the question "ha'Me'at hu Im Rav" and "ha'Tovah hi Im Ra'ah"?

1.

Ramban: Because they planned to say outright to the people "Eretz Ocheles Yoshvehah", indicating that the people were few, but exceptionally strong.

4)

And why did they omit the answer to the question "ha'Me'at hu Im Rav" and "ha'Tovah hi Im Ra'ah"?

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Ramban: Because they planned to say outright to the people "Eretz Ocheles Yoshvehah!", indicating that the people were few but exceptionally strong.

5)

Here it says that Amalek was in the south and Cana'ani by the sea. Below (14:45), "va'Yered ha'Amaleki veha'Cana'ani ha'Yoshev ba'Har" implies that also Amalek was in the mountain!

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Refer to 14:25:151:1, 14:25:152:2 and the note there.

6)

Here it says that Amalek was in the south and Cana'ani by the sea. Below (14:25), it says (14:25) "veha'Amaleki veha'Cana'ani Yoshev ba'Emek"!

1.

Refer to 14:25:151:2, 14:25:152:2 and the note there.

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