How do we reconcile this Pasuk, which gives the space around the town as one thousand Amos, with the next Pasuk, which gives it as two thousand Amos?


Rashi (from Makos, 12a): The inner thousand Amos are Migrash 1 , the outer thousand, fields and vineyards.


Ramban #2: Given that the town itself measured thousand Amos square, they first left thousand Amos by five hundred on each side - corresponding to the town itself, and then added to that - filling in the corners so that the Migrash extended beyond the town - making a total of two thousand Amos square with the town in the middle. 2


Refer to 35:2:1:1.


See Ramban who elaborates.

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