The Classic Midrash: Tannaitic Commentaries on the Bible
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BUT THE LORD SAID TO MOSES , “ IF HER FATHER SPAT IN HER FACE
WOULD SHE NOT BEAR HER SHAME FOR SEVEN DAYS ! " ( Num . 12:14 ) . R.
Ahai b . R. Joshia says , “ It is as if she were doubly chastised . Had her father ,
This is the source of the teaching : There are seven groups of the righteous in
paradise , one higher than the other . The first : RIGHTEOUS MEN SHALL
PRAISE YOUR NAME ; THE UPRIGHT SHALL DWELL IN YOUR PRESENCE (
Ps . 140 ...
The verse mentions SEVEN YEARS twice in order to indicate an analogy : Just
as SEVEN YEARS in the case of land is the same for everyone , so the SEVEN
YEARS in the case of loans is the same for everyone . R. Jose the Galilean says
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Notes to Introduction
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