Fourth Part of Israel – Numbers 23:10


What does it mean in Numbers 23:10 when it says, “number the fourth part of Israel”?
One translation says, “ashes….”

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  1. Rashi, the foremost commentary on the Torah, explains that the phrase is referring to the offspring of the Jewish People. The reference to ashes actually belongs to the phrase preceding it – “the dust of Jacob” – as one of the explanations is that it is referring to the ashes of the Red Heifer.

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