[b-hebrew] Gemara Sotah on the names of the spies

Shoshanna Walker rosewalk at concentric.net
Mon Jun 30 12:14:43 EDT 2008





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Sotah 35

1) WERE THE SPIES RIGHTEOUS OR WICKED
QUESTION: The Gemara expounds the verse, "And they went, and they returned" 
(Bamidbar 13:26), and says that "just as the Meraglim returned with evil 
plans, when they departed they already had evil intentions." This is also 
evident from the Gemara earlier (34b) which says that the names of the 
Meraglim (which the Torah lists) hint to the evil intentions they had before 
they departed.





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