In the past weekly portion, Shelach, the names of the twelve scouts are mentioned by name + the names of their fathers.
Only Yehoshua is termed “bin Nun”.
Why the “chireq”?
Kol tuv.


In the sefer Sharei Aharon, he brings from the Ramban in Parshas Ki Tisa, that sometimes a chirik is used in place of a segel. The reason why it was chosen to use it here, and in fact he is usually called Yehoshua bin Nun, because it sounds like binun, from the word binah- understanding. This is to bring out the praise that there is no one that is a chacham v’navon (smart, understanding person) lie him.

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