hebrew
1)

Why did Balak consider it important for Bil'am to see some of them, but not all of them?

1.

Seforno: On the one hand, it was necessary to see some of them for the curse to take effect, 1 whilst on the other, if he sets his eyes on all of them, he will not achieve his aim. 2

2.

Targum Yonasan: Refer to 22:41:2:2.

3.

Ateres Chachamim on the Hagadah 'Lavan Bikesh La'akor Es h'Kol': Bil'am wanted to say 'Kalem' (finish them off


1

Refer to 22:41:2:1*.

2

Since Balak did not want to annihilate Yisrael, only to reduce them.

3

Ateres Chachamim: The Hagadah contrasts Pharaoh and Lavan. Lavan's intent could not be fulfilled, but Pharaoh's intent, to kill only the males, could be.

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