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ואתחנן - "And I Pleaded"

Weekly parashah #45: Va'etchanan

PLEADING WITH G-D - unknown

 

Deuteronomy 3:23

"I pleaded with the LORD at that time, saying,

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The Hebrew Word

Chanan (Strong's #2603) is a primitive root which means properly to "bend" or "stoop" in kindness. It is used 99 times in 74 verses in the Tanakh.

First use in Scripture

The first time chanan is used in Scripture is in Genesis 33:5.

Genesis 33:5

He lifted his eyes and saw the women and the children, and said, "Who are these with you?" So he said, "The children whom G-d has graciously given your servant."

 

Last use in Scripture

The last time chanan is used in Scripture is in Malachi 1:9.

Malachi 1:9

"But now will you not entreat God's favor, that He may be gracious to us? With such an offering on your part, will He receive any of you kindly?" says the LORD of hosts.

 

Parashah Outline

  • Israel Urged to Obey G-d's Torah - Deuteronomy 4:1
  • The Ten Commandments Reiterated -Deuteronomy 5:1
  • Moshe Interceded -Deuteronomy 5:22
  • Obey G-d and Prosper -Deuteronomy 6:1
  • Warnings -Deuteronomy 7:1

 

Portraits of Messiah

 

Verse by Verse Notes

 

Other Observations

 


 

12 of the traditional 613 commandments are found in this parashah:

  • 126- Do not desire another's possession - Deuteronomy 5:18
  • 3- To know that G-d is One, a complete Unity - Deuteronomy 6:4
  • 4- To love G-d - Deuteronomy 6:5
  • 72- To learn Torah- Deuteronomy 6:7
  • 143- To say the Shema twice daily - Deuteronomy 6:7
  • 148- To wear tefillin (phylacteries) on the head - Deuteronomy 6:8
  • 149- To bind tefillin on the arm - Deuteronomy 6:8
  • 150- To put a mezuzah on each door post - Deuteronomy 6:9
  • 8- Do not test G-d unduly - Deuteronomy 6:16
  • 112- Do not make a covenant with idolaters - Deuteronomy 7:2
  • 113- Do not show favor to idolaters - Deuteronomy 7:2
  • 215- Do not marry non-Israelites (people outside the covenant) - Deuteronomy 7:3

 


 

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73 verses that include chanan (Strong's #2603)

 

 

View list of verses on BlueLetterBible.com

 

Torah Portion

בּהעלתך (Beha'a lot'cha)

 

 

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Today is

Yom Rishon, 13 Sivan, 5779

Sunday, June 16, 2019

 

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