Parashat Korah / The truth of liars
Rabbah bar bar Hana is also presented with a rather inscrutable possibility related to hell: that the fact that 'sons of Korah died not' is actually their punishment.
“Korah and all his company” (Numbers 16:6) sought to nullify the hierarchy existing between the people and its leaders. Ever since “the earth opened her mouth and swallowed them up” (Num. 16:32), their fate has never ceased to fire the imagination of biblical commentators. The Torah teaches that “notwithstanding the sons of Korah died not”...
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