38:24ל״ח:כ״ד
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כמשלש חדשים. רֻבּוֹ שֶׁל רִאשׁוֹן וְרֻבּוֹ שֶׁל אַחֲרוֹן וְאֶמְצָעִי שָׁלֵם (נדה מ"נ). וּלְשׁוֹן כְּמִשְׁלֹשׁ חֳדָשִׁים כְּהִשְׁתַּלֵּשׁ הַחֳדָשִׁים, כְּמוֹ וּמִשְׁלֹחַ מָנוֹת (אסתר ט'), מִשְׁלוֹחַ יָדָם (ישעיהו י"א), וְכֵן תִּרְגֵּם אֻנְקְלוֹס כִּתְלָתוּת יַרְחַיָּא:

כמשלש חדשים ABOUT THREE MONTHS AFTER — the greater part of the first, the greater part of the third and the entire middle (second) one (Genesis Rabbah 85:10). The expression כמשלש חדשים signifies “when the months repeated themselves three times”. The word משלש is similar in form to (Ester 9:19) “and sending (ומשלח) portions”; (Isaiah 11:14), “sending (משלח) forth their hand”. Onkelos renders it similarly כתלתות ירחיא (where תלתות is the infinitive of תַּלַּת “when the months become three”).

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הרה לזנונים. שֵׁם דָּבָר, מְעֻבֶּרֶת כְּמוֹ אִשָּׁה הָרָה, וּכְמוֹ בָּרָה כַּחַמָּה:

הרה לזנונים SHE IS WITH CHILD BY HARLOTRY — The word הרה is an adjective, meaning pregnant, like (Exodus 21:22) “a pregnant (הרה) woman” (where הרה can be only an adjective) and as (Song. 7:10) “Clear (ברה) as the sun” (where ברה is an adjective; Rashi perhaps quotes this example to prove also that הרה is from root הרר just as ברה is from ברר)

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ותשרף. אָמַר אֶפְרַיִם מִקְשָׁאָה מִשּׁוּם רַבִּי מֵאִיר, בִּתּוֹ שֶׁל שֵׁם הָיְתָה, שֶׁהוּא כֹהֵן, לְפִיכָךְ דָּנוּהָ בִשְׂרֵפָה:

ותשרף AND LET HER BE BURNT — Ephraim the Disputant said in the name of Rabbi Meir: She was the daughter of Shem who was a priest (see Rashi on Genesis 14:18) on this account they sentenced her to be burnt (cf. Leviticus 21:9) (Genesis Rabbah 85:10).