I've read multiple questions/answers that discuss Eilu V'eilu. However, the seem to always come back to the discussion of how it applies to Halacha. My question is stemming from somewhere else.
If Midrashim and Rishonim's explanations of the Torah are all from mesorah, how can they argue about practical historical things.
As an example, In parshas Noach, Chapter 7 verse 2, it says 'Of every pure animal take unto you seven by seven etc.' There is a Machlokes whether that means 7 pairs of animal or just 7 individual animals (see Rashi and Medrash Rabbah).
They cannot both be True. How can this be reconciled?
Maybe I am approaching this wrongly, but I want to treat the explanations of the Torah as divine. I find it difficult to understand how they can all be divine if they cannot all be True.
EDIT: After reading a couple of answers and comments, I feel the need to clarify a little. I understand that the way to understand the meaning of the Torah was given in the oral part of the Torah (i.e. midrashim). But if that's the case then how can there be contradictions in the explanation of the Torah itself. I'm not referring to arguments among the sages or the like. In the example I give by Noach, how am I supposed to understand the words of the Torah? Both explanations cannot be true, and if you say only one is true, then where did the other one come from? Aren't all the explanations from the oral Torah passed down?