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Bible Names N-Z: Zelophehad


Daughters of Zelophehad in Wikipedia The Daughters of Zelophehad (Hebrew: בְּנוֹת צְלָפְחָד‎) were five sisters in the Hebrew Bible who lived during the Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt, and who raised before Moses the case of a woman’s right and obligation to inherit property in the absence of a male heir in the family. Zelophehad (possibly meaning "first born"), a man of the Tribe of Manasseh, had five daughters: Mahlah, Noa, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah; but no sons, and thus no male heirs. (Num. 26:33 27:3, Josh. 17:3. ) The text tells little of Zelophehad himself, save that he died during the 40 years when the Israelites were wandering in the wilderness. (Num. 27:3. )...

Zelophehad in Easton's Bible Dictionary first-born, of the tribe of Manasseh, and of the family of Gilead; died in the wilderness. Having left no sons, his daughters, concerned lest their father's name should be "done away from among his family," made an appeal to Moses, who, by divine direction, appointed it as "a statute of judgment" in Israel that daughters should inherit their father's portion when no sons were left (Num. 27:1-11). But that the possession of Zelophehad might not pass away in the year of jubilee from the tribe to which he belonged, it was ordained by Moses that his daughters should not marry any one out of their father's tribe; and this afterwards became a general law (Num. 36).

Zelophehad in Fausset's Bible Dictionary Son of Hepher; descendant of Manasseh by Machir (Joshua 17:3). Died in the wilderness without male issue. He had no share in Korah's rebellion. His five daughters at the close of the second numbering came to Moses begging for their father's inheritance (Numbers 26:33; Numbers 26:27). Their petition was granted, and subsequently it was ordained that they and females under like circumstances should marry in their own tribe, that the tribal inheritances might not be confounded (Numbers 36).

Zelophehad in Hitchcock's Bible Names the shade or tingling of fear

Zelophehad in Naves Topical Bible -(Grandson of Gilead) -His daughters petition for his inheritance Nu 27:1-11; 36; Jos 17:3-6; 1Ch 7:15

Zelophehad in Smiths Bible Dictionary (first-born), son of Zepher, son of Gilead, son of Machir, son of Manasseh. Jos 17:3 (B.C. before 1450.) He was apparently the second son of Hepher. 1Ch 7:15 Zelophehad came out of Egypt with Moses, but died in the wilderness, as did the whole of that generation. Nu 14:35; 27:3 On his death without male heirs, his five daughters, just after the second numbering in the wilderness, came before Moses and Eleazar to claim the inheritance of their father in the tribe of Manasseh. The claim was admitted by divine direction. Nu 26:33; 27:1-11

Zelophehad in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE ze-lo'-fe-had (tslophchadh, meaning unknown): Head of a Manassite family who died without male issue (Nu 26:33; 27:1,7; 36:2,6,10,11; Josh 17:3; 1 Ch 7:15). His daughters came to Moses and Eleazar and successfully pleaded for a possession for themselves (Nu 27:1 ff). This became the occasion for a law providing that in the case of a man dying without sons, the inheritance was to pass to his daughters if he had any. A further request is made (Nu 36:2 ff) by the heads of the Gileadite houses that the women who were given this right of inheritance should be compelled to marry members of their own tribe, so that the tribe may not lose them and their property. This is granted and becomes law among the Hebrews. Gray says (ICC on Nu 26:33) that the "daughters" of Zelophehad are towns or clans. David Francis Roberts

Zelophehad Scripture - Numbers 27:1 Then came the daughters of Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of Manasseh the son of Joseph: and these [are] the names of his daughters; Mahlah, Noah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Tirzah.

Zelophehad Scripture - Numbers 27:7 The daughters of Zelophehad speak right: thou shalt surely give them a possession of an inheritance among their father's brethren; and thou shalt cause the inheritance of their father to pass unto them.

Zelophehad Scripture - Numbers 36:2 And they said, The LORD commanded my lord to give the land for an inheritance by lot to the children of Israel: and my lord was commanded by the LORD to give the inheritance of Zelophehad our brother unto his daughters.

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