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עִזִּים מָאתַיִם וּתְיָשִׁים עֶשְׂרִים
רְחֵלִים מָאתַיִם וְאֵילִים עֶשְׂרִים׃
גְּמַלִּים מֵינִיקוֹת וּבְנֵיהֶם שְׁלֹשִׁים
פָּרוֹת אַרְבָּעִים וּפָרִים עֲשָׂרָה
אֲתֹנֹת עֶשְׂרִים וַעְיָרִם עֲשָׂרָה׃
200 she-goats and 20 he-goats;
200 ewes and 20 rams;
30 milch camels with their colts;
40 cows and 10 bulls;
20 she-asses and 10 foals. (Gen 32.15)

It has two different kinds of pairs:
couples - goats, sheep, cows,
mother and offspring - camels and asses.

Why is this difference?


Note:

  1. in Hebrew, עיר stands for a foal, a grown-up male is called חמור
  2. some say פר also stands for עגל not for שור like פר בן בקר
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  • Is your question why the couples were - goats, sheep, cows, and mother and offspring were camels and asses? Maybe because one group is kosher and the other not? (Or maybe just random that's what he decided?) – larry909 Dec 15 '19 at 3:09
  • Have a look at Rash"i. I think he explains some part of this. However, even after I read it, I'm confused. – DanF Dec 17 '19 at 3:21

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