Devarim: Language and Translation

“The Amorite who dwell on that mountain went out against you and pursued you as the bees [devorim] would do; they struck you in Seir until Hormah.” — Deuteronomy/Devarim 1:44.

There are many commentaries on what the bees are doing here. Some of the more interesting, I think, center around the similarity between devarim, words, and devorim, bees. Check out this post from Kolel: The Adult Centre for Liberal Jewish Learning in Toronto. The Centre, by the way, offers on-line classes and other great learning opportunities.

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