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 11:26
11:26 Two men remained in the camp, and the spirit [also] rested on them. The name of one was Eldad, and the name of the second was Medad. Although they were among those registered, they did not go out to the [Communion] Tent, but they spoke prophetically in the camp.
Vayisha'aru shney-anashim bamachaneh shem ha'echad Eldad veshem hasheni Meydad vatanach alehem haruach vehemah baktuvim velo yats'u ha'ohelah vayitnabe'u bamachaneh.



Commentary:

Eldad....Medad
  Some say that they were the sons of Eltzafan son of Parnach (Numbers 34:25), born to Yocheved while she was divorced from Amram, and hence, half-brothers to Moses (Targum Yonathan). Others say that Eldad was Elidad son of Chislon of Benjamin (Numbers 34:21) and that Medad was Kemuel son of Shiftan of Ephraim (Numbers 34:24) (BeMidbar Rabbah 15:19).

registered
  There were six from each of the twelve tribes, making a total of 72, and these two were then excluded by lot (Sifri; Rashi).





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