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The consonantal text of Genesis 1:1 as quoted by OP is the only ancient Hebrew text known for this verse: בראשית ברא אלהים את השמים ואת הארץ brʾšyt brʾ ʾlhym ʾt hšmym wʾt hʾrṣ The oldest known manuscript of this famous text is from the Dead Sea Scrolls, 4Q7 = 4QGeng. Unfortunately it is a broken text, but there is sufficient visible (for the purposes ...


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Rashi points out an interesting fact about the threefold division (bold mine): Le zent in O. F., the 100 (zuz weight). Menahem, however, connected it to the word מִנְיָן, a number (p. 118). We have here 240 “zuz,” [four zuz to a shekel]. From here we derive that the “maneh” of the Sanctuary was double, and they added a sixth to it in Ezekiel’s time, ...



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