I am interested to know if there were cockroaches on Noah's ark?

I was asked this question by someone and didn't have the answer.


Great question!

Apparently, 2 cockroaches were on the ark. Breishit (Gen.) 6:20 mentions "all that crawls on the land". I would include insects in that category.

Apparently, they made it out of the ark alive, too as Breishit 8:17 implies. Miraculous that the elephants didn't squash them and the cats didn't eat them :-)

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    Rashi seems to be saying that each species was in its own cage. – Ypnypn Oct 19 '14 at 19:25

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