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1)

What is the meaning of "Iyei ha'Avarim"?

1.

Rashi and Rashbam: It means 'desolate passes' 1 via which one crossed over Har N'vo to enter Eretz Cana'an.

2.

Targum Onkelos and Targum Yonasan: It means the desolate plains.


1

Rashi: Iy (of which only the 'Ayin' is a root letter means a ruin, and Rashi ddoes not know why the Torah refers to the passes ain this way.

2)

Where were these passes situated?

1.

Rashi: They were situated on the east side of Mo'av, on a strip of land that jutted out from the Emori that bordered the River Arnon.

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