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1)

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

1.

Rashi: It means 'desolate passes' 1 via which one crosses over Har Nevo to enter Eretz Kena'an. They were situated on the east side of Mo'av.

2.

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

3.

Hadar Zekenim (10): Iyei is like Iyei spelled with an Aleph (islands). 2 "Ha'Avarim" is an expression of Evrah (anger).


1

Rashi: Iy (of which only the 'Ayin' is a root letter) means a ruin. I do not know why they are called Iyim.

2

Bechor Shor: Aleph and Ayin are interchangeable. They were islands [in the river] used to cross it (one steps from one to the other).

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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