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Chumash - kosher animal
Submitted by jascha  Answered by Rabbi Shaul Rosenberg

The Malbim in Parshas Shimini says , the fact that the Torah lists 3 animals that chew their cud but do not have split hooves (Gamal, Shafan and Arneves) and lists 1 animal that has split hooves and does not chew its cud (the pig) is a proof that G-D wrote the Torah.

If a human would have written it, he would have never written something that could be proven wrong in years to come. Maybe somebody would find another specie that chews it cud but doesn't have split hooves besides for those 3? Only G-D who knows all the animals in the world could have made such a statement that has yet to be disproven!

posted:2010-04-12 15:33:26