[b-hebrew] Gen 7:2 'by sevens' vs. 'seven pairs'

Oun Kwon kwonbbl at gmail.com
Fri Jul 17 20:05:58 EDT 2009


Thanks Steve,

Since the 7th does not make one pair, I wondered whether it should be
male or female. Though I have found it is male which is to be
sacrificed for sheep/lamb/goat in Lev. I conjecture that Noah had the
same idea.

Oun.

P.S. How about pigeons?  ;-)

On Fri, Jul 17, 2009 at 7:06 PM, Steve Miller <smille10 at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>
> Oun,
> Yes, you are correct. The same construct is used in 7:9 and 15, where "two
> two" clearly means "two of each" or "two by two", not "two pairs".
>
> As you said, the 7th one is apparently for sacrificing. I don't know if it
> would be male or female.
>
> Sincerely,
> -Steve Miller



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