Section: Questions Category: Chumash
|Chumash - Moshe in Eretz Yisroel?|
|Submitted by shmuel Answered by Rabbi Shaul Rosenberg|
|Answer: I would say that you are right. According to Targum Yonason, Moshe did go in to Eretz Yisroel before the Gezairah. I just wanted to point out that some say a Remez to Targum Yonason from this week's Parsha. Before Sheni it says, "VaYivianu El Hamom Hazeh (the Bais Hamikdosh) Vayiten Lanu Es HaAretz Hazos (Eretz Yisroel). " Why does the Torah mention first the place of the Mikdash and then Eretz Yisroel? Didn't they first enter Eretz Yisroel before coming to the Makom Hamikdosh?|
According to Targum it is very good, since they first came to the Makom Hamikdosh at the time of Yitzias Mitzrayim.