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1)

What are the implications of "Kol ha'Makom asher Tidroch Kaf Ragl'chem ... "?

1.

Rashi (in Yehoshua, 1:3) and Ramban: It means any place that you capture, even outside Eretz Yisrael, 1 will become sanctified and belong to you.

2.

Rashbam: 'Wherever you soles of your feet tread to fight the seven nations will become yours'.


1

Rashi: Bearing in mind that the Torah goes on to define the borders of Eretz Yisrael.

2)

Seeing as the Torah goess on to define the borders of Eretz Yisrael, why does it see fit to insert the words "Kol ha'Makom asher Tidroch Kaf Ragl'chem ... "?

1.

Rashi and Ramban: Refer to 11:24:1:1*. In fact these are two promises - 1. Any land that you conquer in the lands of Shin'ar (Bavel) or Ashur will belong to you 1 and 2. The specified land will be your borders - and you are obligated to conquer it and to destroy the people who live there - Ramban. 2


1

Ramban: And will adopt all the Dinim of Eretz Yisrael - provided you conquer Eretz Cana'an first - See Ramban DH 'u'mi'Ka'an'.

2

Ramban: As the Torah explained in Pasuk 23.

3)

What is the significance of "Midbar", "N'har P'ras" and "Yam ha'Acharon"?

1.

Ramban and Rashbam: "Midbar" 1 is the southern border, "N'har P'ras", the northern border and "Yam ha'Acharon" 2 , the Mediterranean Sea - the western border.


1

Rashi (in Yehoshua, 1:4): With reference to Midbar Ztin, which was situated on the south-eastern tip of Eretz Cana'an, where Yisrael were currently encamped, and from where they entered Cana'an - See Bamidbar 20:16.

2

Rashbam: Seeing as they were currently on the south eastern tip of Eretz Cana'an, the Mediterranean Sea was at the back of Eretz Yisrael. Refer also to Sh'mos, 27:13:1:1.

4)

What does "Levanon" refer to?

1.

Targum Onkelos: It refers to Lebanon.

2.

Targum Yonasan: It refers to Har Levanon - which is synonymous with the Beis-Hamikdash.

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