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Why does the Torah refer to "Ez" which is feminine, when "v'Hikrivo" later in the Pasuk is masculine?

1.

Ramban #1 (citing Targum Onkelos), Moshav Zekenim and Targum Yonasan: The Torah is referring to the species (the species of Eiz), 1 not to the goat itself.

2.

Ramban #2, Moshav Zekenim: The Torah is simply not particular about gender when it comes to animals, seeing as in most cases, there are not different names for the male and female species. 2 Consequently, even where are different names, 3 we find that the Torah will refer to Seh and Shor 4 even when it refers to a female animal. 5


1

Like the Torah did specifically above, in Vayikra 1:10 (Ramban).

2

Such as Gamal, Chamor, Shafan Arneves and Chazir among the animals, and Tor and Yonah among the birds (Ramban).

3

Such as Shor and Parah, Kesev and Kisbah, Tayish and Eiz (Ramban).

4

Instead of Kisbah and Parah (Ramban).

5

See for example 22:28. (See also Ramban who cites other examples).

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