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Inconsistencies Inconsistency in listing creeping things in Noach's Ark's population

The animal population of Noach's Ark is commanded/listed threesix times in Parashat Noach:

  1. Genesis 6:19-20 (Initial command)

  2. Genesis 7:2-3 (Reiteration of command)

  3. Genesis 7:8-9 (Entry to the Ark)

  4. Genesis 7:14-16 (Reiteration of entry)

  5. Genesis 8:17 (Command to exit)

  6. Genesis 8:19 (Exit)

In eachEach of these, lists include animals, birds, and creeping things are listed in that order, except for:

  • In the second list, creeping things are omitted.

  • In the final list, creeping things precede birds.

the second, which omits creeping things. Why these two inconsistencies?

Inconsistencies in listing creeping things in Noach's Ark's population

The animal population of Noach's Ark is commanded/listed three times in Parashat Noach:

  1. Genesis 6:19-20 (Initial command)

  2. Genesis 7:2-3 (Reiteration of command)

  3. Genesis 7:8-9 (Entry to the Ark)

  4. Genesis 7:14-16 (Reiteration of entry)

  5. Genesis 8:17 (Command to exit)

  6. Genesis 8:19 (Exit)

In each of these, animals, birds, and creeping things are listed in that order, except for:

  • In the second list, creeping things are omitted.

  • In the final list, creeping things precede birds.

Why these two inconsistencies?

Inconsistency in listing creeping things in Noach's Ark's population

The animal population of Noach's Ark is commanded/listed six times in Parashat Noach:

  1. Genesis 6:19-20 (Initial command)

  2. Genesis 7:2-3 (Reiteration of command)

  3. Genesis 7:8-9 (Entry to the Ark)

  4. Genesis 7:14-16 (Reiteration of entry)

  5. Genesis 8:17 (Command to exit)

  6. Genesis 8:19 (Exit)

Each of these lists include animals, birds, and creeping things, except the second, which omits creeping things. Why?

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Inconsistencies in listing creeping things in Noach's Ark's population

The animal population of Noach's Ark is commanded/listed three times in Parashat Noach:

  1. Genesis 6:19-20 (Initial command)

  2. Genesis 7:2-3 (Reiteration of command)

  3. Genesis 7:8-9 (Entry to the Ark)

  4. Genesis 7:14-16 (Reiteration of entry)

  5. Genesis 8:17 (Command to exit)

  6. Genesis 8:19 (Exit)

In each of these, animals, birds, and creeping things are listed in that order, except for:

  • In the second list, creeping things are omitted.

  • In the final list, creeping things precede birds.

Why these two inconsistencies?