What is this Pasuk telling us?


Rashi and Targum Onkelos: "va'Niram Avad Cheshbon" - 'They (Mo'av) lost their sovereignty over Cheshbon'; "Ad Divon" - 'and it was removed from Divon'; "Va'nashim ad Nofach" - 'their land was laid waste up to Nofach'; "asher ad Meidva" - 'which bordered Meidva' 1 .


Seforno: It is referring to Yisrael's demolition of the kingdom of Sichon and his army at the hand of Yisrael. "Vaniram Avad Cheshbon" - 'And Cheshbon lost its sovereignty, its fire and its flame 2 up till Divon'.


Rashbam: ?Va'niram? means ?And we destroyed tem ? as if it had written ?Vanachrem osam?. 3


Targum Yonasan: With reference to 21:29:2:2 ? to a place where they will learn Torah, and their sons and daughters will sent far away, exiled by the sword opposite those who rule over the Torah (the Rabanan ? Peirush Yonasan) ? the Amora?im and those who speak in Torah?. 4


Bava Basra, 78b: "Va'niram" - 'The Rasha says that there is no High One (Ein Ram)'; "Avad Cheshbon" - 'the reckoning of the Master of the World is lost'; "va'Nashim ad Novach" - 'there will cone a fire that does not require fanning'; 5 "asher Ad Meidva" - 'until his Soul is saddened', or 'until Hakadosh-Baruch-Hu does what He wants with him'. 6


These are all names of towns in Mo'av.


Mentioned in Pasuk 28.


See Rashbam.


It is unclear what connection Mo?av has with Torah, and why they are even permitted to study it.


See Torah Temimah, note 30.


See Torah Temimah, note 31.

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