Numbers 27:1-8

The Daughters of Zelophehad

1Then drew near the daughters of aZelophehad the son of Hepher, son of Gilead, son of Machir, son of Manasseh, from the clans of Manasseh the son of Joseph. The names of his daughters were: Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah. 2And they stood before Moses and before Eleazar the priest and before the chiefs and all the congregation, at the entrance of the tent of meeting, saying, 3“Our father bdied in the wilderness. He was not among the company of those who gathered themselves together against the Lord cin the company of Korah, but ddied for his own sin. And he had no sons. 4Why should the name of our father be taken away from his clan because he had no son? eGive to us a possession among our father’s brothers.”

5Moses fbrought their case before the Lord. 6And the Lord said to Moses, 7“The daughters of Zelophehad gare right. hYou shall give them possession of an inheritance among their father’s brothers and transfer the inheritance of their father to them. 8And you shall speak to the people of Israel, saying, ‘If a man dies and has no son, then you shall transfer his inheritance to his daughter.
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