Tanwîr al-Miqbâs min Tafsîr Ibn ‘Abbâs
(He) Moses (said: Throw) first whatever you are going to throw! (And when they threw) 70 staffs and 70 ropes (they cast a spell upon the people's eyes, and overawed them) scared them, (and produced a mighty spell) it is also said that this means: a clear lie.
Tafsir Ibn 'Abbas, trans. Mokrane Guezzou
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