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וילך - "And (He) Went"

Weekly parashah #52: Vayelech

(In regular years read with previous parashah.
In leap years read by itself.)

Moshe Anoints Yehoshua- CW Taylor 2010

 

Deuteronomy 31:1

So Moses went and spoke these words to all Israel.

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The Hebrew Word

Vayelech is a conjugation of the Hebrew verb halak (Strong's #1980) which is a primitive root which means "to walk". It is used 1558 times in 1340 verses in the Tanakh.

First use in Scripture

The first time halak is used in Scripture is in Genesis 2:14.

Genesis 2:14

The name of the third river is Tigris; it flows [literally: walks] east of Assyria. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.

 

Last use in Scripture

The last time halak is used in Scripture is in Malachi 3:14.

Malachi 3:14

"You have said, 'It is vain to serve God; and what profit is it that we have kept His charge, and that we have walked in mourning before the LORD of hosts?


Parashah Outline

  • Moshe's Last Council - Deuteronomy 31:1
  • Prophecy That Israel Will Fall Away - Deuteronomy 31:14
  • Y'hoshua is Commissioned - Deuteronomy 31:14


Portraits of Messiah

 

Verse by Verse Notes

 

 

 

 

Other Observations

 


 

2 of the traditional 613 commandments is found in this parashah:

  • 198- To assemble all the people on the Sukkot following the seventh year - Deuteronomy 31:10-12
  • 74- Each male must write a Torah scroll - Deuteronomy 31:19

 


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1340 verses that include halak (Strong's #1980)

 

 

View list of verses on BlueLetterBible.com

 

Torah Portion

כּי תבוא (Ki Tavo)

 

 

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Today is

Yom Sheni, 16 Elul, 5779

Monday, September 16, 2019

 

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