One god. A tithe (literally meaning a tenth). “Round” numbers. Ibn Ezra lets us in on the secret of sacred numbers.
Moses calls God “a devouring fire”. What aspect of devouring or of fire are we supposed to relate to God’s action here? Ibn Ezra clarifies.
God hopes that the people of Israel will be reverent – does this mean they have free will? Or does God still control a great deal through laws of nature?
Ibn Ezra references the “secret of the twelve.” This phrase raises a question that has haunted Jewish tradition – did Moses write the entire Torah?
Someone who accidentally kills another can flee to a city of refuge. The person seeking refuge is then restricted to that city until the high priest dies.