More Discussions for this daf
1. Gezeirah Shavah from the Navi 2. 4 meanings of "Ki" 3. Days of the Week
4. Daryavesh's years 5. Kings of Persia around the time of Nechemya
DAF DISCUSSIONS - ROSH HASHANAH 3

Barry Epstein asked:

In 3b it uses a gezeirah shavah in Ezra-Nehemiah to prove a point. I am certain that in an earlier tractate of the Daf Yomi that it was stated that a gezeirah shavah is only legitimate for Humash and can not be used for Nach. If so, why was this not questioned and how can it stand up?

Barry Epstein

The Kollel replies:

Barry, I don't remember the quote you mention in your question. Is it possible that you are referring to Bava Kama 2b (and elsewhere), where a Gezeirah Shavah explaining a verse is rejected because "Divrei Torah mi'Divrei Kabalah Lo Yalfinan?" If so, that is not applicable here, since we are not explaining a verse in the torah with this Gezeirah Shavah, but rather another verse in the Navi.

-Mordecai

Barry Epstein asked:

From my research it appears that a gezeirah shavah is only valid within a group of books (the 3 groups are Torah, Neviim and Ketuvim), not between 2 groups. An example of a valid connection is between 2 books of Prophets but not between Humash and Prophets.

Is this your understanding?

The Kollel replies:

I am not familiar with such a principle. (The Gemara only says that we do not derive a law about a verse in the Torah from a Gezeirah Shavah with a verse in Nevi'im or Kesuvim.)

M. Kornfeld