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

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Mon Jun 30 18:49:09 EDT 2008


Shoshanna,

Besides the fact that you didn't sign your post, I fail to see the relevance 
of this passage to the discussion at hand. No-one was asking whether the 
spies had good intentions or bad ones.


Yigal Levin


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Shoshanna Walker" <rosewalk at concentric.net>
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Sent: Monday, June 30, 2008 7:14 PM
Subject: [b-hebrew] Gemara Sotah on the names of the spies


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> Sotah 35
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> 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 
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> they departed.
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