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How many animals total of each Kosher species were in the teivah during the flood?

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According to the Sifsei Chachomim, Minchas Yehudah, and Be'er Yitzchak, - 4 males and 3 females - 3 pairs for preservation and 1 male from each species for a Korban.

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According to Rabbeinu Bachyeh, 16 of each: 7 males for korbanos, 7 females for korbanos, and a male and a female for species preservation. (And same for the birds!) According to others, 14 of each, 7 of each gender for both korbanos and species preservation.

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Although, according to Rabbi Chavel, Rabbeinu Bachye is saying that there were a total of 14 of each Kosher species it is not proven that that is what he means. He seems to go to an awful lot of trouble to give over a p'shat that would be just like Rashi's opinion. –  Yahu Oct 8 '10 at 17:53

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