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BeHa'alotecha

  
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 11:30  11:31
11:31 God caused a wind to start blowing, sweeping quail up from the sea. They ran out of strength over the camp, and [were flying] only two cubits above the ground for the distance of a day's journey in each direction.
Veruach nasa me'et Adonay vayagaz salvim min-hayam vayitosh al-hamachaneh kederech yom koh uchederech yom koh svivot hamachaneh uche'amatayim al-peney ha'arets.



Commentary:

quail
  See Exodus 16:13.

sea
  The Red Sea (Sforno), or the Mediterranean Sea (Targum Yonathan).

flying
  (Sifri; Targum Yonathan; Rashi). Or, 'they were piled two cubits (3') on the ground' (Saadia; Ibn Ezra; Ralbag; Septuagint).

day's journey
  Around 34 miles; see note on Genesis 30:36.





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