Moses prayed 515 Times to be allowed to enter the land of Israel

Drops of Light project video: The midrash says that Moses prayed hundreds of times for the chance to see the Holy Land.

Rabbi Ari N. Enkin, | updated: 11:27

Judaism Rabbi Ari Enkin
Rabbi Ari Enkin

"And I pleaded with the LORD at that time, saying, ‘O Lord GOD, you have only begun to show your servant your greatness and your mighty hand. For what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do such works and mighty acts as yours? Please let me go over and see the good land beyond the Jordan, that good hill country and Lebanon.’ But the LORD was angry with me because of you and would not listen to me. And the LORD said to me, ‘Enough from you; do not speak to me of this matter again..." (Deuteronomy 3)

Why did G-d wait until Moses prayed 515 times to give the final no to his hopes of entering the Land of Milk and Honey?