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The Prophet from the land of Kedar

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Deu 33-2Devarim 33-2

Rabbi Shlomo ben Yitzhak (Rashi) 1  in his Perush ‘al ha-Torah on the Sefer Devarim (Deuteronomy) 33:2, wrote:

וזרח משעיר למו שפתח לבני עשו שיקבלו את התורה ולא רצו ספרי :
הופיע להם מהר פארן שהלך שם ופתח לבני ישמעאל שיקבלוה ולא רצו ספרי :ואתה לישראל

(“And He rose from Seir unto them. He offered the Torah to the children of Esau, and they did not desire my scripture. He shined forth to them from mount Paran because He went there and offered the Torah to the children of Ishmael, that they should accept it but they did not desire my the scripture. And You came unto Israel”).

This piece of commentary is really interesting because it shows that jewish scholarship understand that God speaks not only to the Israelites at mount Sinai but God also speaks to Edomites at Seir, and God too speaks to the Arabs at…

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