חמשים. עתה הזכיר מספר הלולאות: FIFTY. Scripture now mentions the number of loops.
ומלת מקבילות זאת לקבל זאת. ויש אומרים כי כמוהו ויכהו קבל עם. ומחי קבלו. [OPPOSITE.] The word makbilot (opposite) means this one was opposite the other.16So Weiser and Krinsky. However, Filwarg renders: each loop was ready to receive (le-kabbel) the other loop. There are those who say that the word koval (before)17Or opposite. in and smote him before the people (II Kings 15:10) and kavolo (opposite it) in and shall strike that which is opposite it (Ezek. 26:9)18Translated literally. The reference is to a battering ram. are similar.
ופירוש אשה. עצם דבר וכן איש. על כן והאיש גבריאל: [ONE.] The word ishah (one)19Literally, a women. Hence I.E.’s comment. means the very thing.20For an explanation of this comment see I.E. on Gen. 15:10 and the notes thereto. Also see I.E. on Ex. 15:3. The same is true with the word ish (man). Scripture therefore reads, ve-ha-ish gavri’el (the man Gabriel) (Dan. 9:21).21The meaning of which, according to I.E., is the being Gabriel, as Gabriel is not a man.