Deut. 22:8 *yiphol nophel*

Ruthy & Baruch alster at
Mon Mar 12 14:13:22 EST 2001


r w ponder, jr. wrote:

>My own reading of Deut. 22:8 always has taken the participle *nophel* to

have a substantive
>meaning of its own -- something like, "one who is prone to falling."

See the Midrashic reading of this verse, as quoted by Rashi:  "ki yippol
hannofel.  This person deserves to fall, but even so, his death should not
come about on your account."

Kol Tuv,
Baruch Alster
Kochav Ya`akov, Israel

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