Thursday, June 25, 2015

Hey Doug, this is for you

I don't want to distract you from the arguments you're enjoying on the posts beneath this one, but I have another example of Ramban disregarding and contradicting midrash aggadah to share with you.

Its found in his commentary on Chukat, (20:1 or in some versions 20:8) where he disagrees with Rashi saying
"These are divrei aggadah, but they don't clarify the matter" 
Ramban then proceeds to present his own reading of the verses, a reading that does not coincide with the Midrash's.

Tangential discussion here.

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