Saturday, January 8, 2011

Avraham's Running


Shir haShirim 7:6 describes Gd as מלך אסור ברהטים, which translates literally as “the King, bound in [your] tresses.” However, the word רהטים may also refer to “running.”

“Gd said to Israel: It is as though I was bound by an oath to you. In what merit? In the merit of the two times Avraham ran before Me: ‘And to the cattle Avraham raced’ and ‘He saw and he raced to greet them’ [to take care of his guests].

"Thus, the king is bound by running.”

(Midrash Tanchuma Tetzaveh 6)

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