More Discussions for this daf
1. Borders of Shevet Binyamin 2. How does this happen? 3. The Location Of The Mikdash
4. The Yesod ha'Mizbe'ach 5. ומביא סיד וקוניא וזפת

Mark Bergman asked:

The Gemoro on 54b learns that the Beis HaMikdosh was built in Shevet Binyomin because the psukim in Sefer Yehoshua refer to "VeYorad Hagvul" and "VeOloh Hagvul". However, Rashi in Chumash, Parshas Masei says that the Torah uses the expression VeYorad Hagvul when the border moves from North to South.

Do you have any comment? (maybe in Yehoshua the borders are patently not North-South, and in Masei not down-up?)

Kol Tuv

Mark Bergman, Manchester UK

The Kollel replies:

The Maharsha in Zevachim (54b) explains that the terms of "v'Yarad" and "v'Alah" in Yehoshua (specifically) are regarding the portions of Yehudah and the other Shevatim, not your typical North-South.

All the best,

Yaakov Montrose