Why was Joshua asked (5:15) to take off only one shoe when he met the angel?
Ibn Kaspi points out that in Yehoshua 1:3 it says
"Everywhere that the sole of your foot steps will
be yours". There too it could have said "the soles
of your feet", but it amounts to the same thing.
Here too, "Take your shoe off your foot" amounts
to the same thing as "Take your shoes off your
feet". With Moses the plural was used (Ex.3:5)
and with Joshua the singular, but in both cases
both shoes were meant.
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