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1)

Why did Hashem say "Heromu", and not "Hibadlu" as He did earlier (16:21)?

1.

Rashbam: "Heromu" implies further away than "Hibadlu"

2)

Why here, and above (Ibid.) did Hashem instruct the people to leave the vicinity of the sinners? Why could He not simply shield them

1.

Ramban: Because Hashem's anger was vent against the people, to kill them all because they were beginning to join forces with them. 1


1

Ramban: Both earlier, by Dasan and Aviram and here. Indeed, in both cases, the ensuing plague was one that would automatically engulf whoever was to be found in its vicinity. Refer also to 16:21:2:2.

3)

And why did Moshe and Aharon fall on their faces but did not Daven, as he did there?

1.

Ba'al ha'Turim: Because the Tefilah was not fluent 1 in their mouths. 2


1

Ba'al ha'Turim: Which explains why he declared (in Pasuk 11) "Ki Yatza ha'Ketzef".

2

Ba'al ha'Turim: See B'rachos, 34b.

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