A man of Manasseh who died in the wilderness leaving no male heir (Num 26:33; Num 27:3; 1Chr 7:2). His five daughters, Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah, petitioned Moses and Eleazar, the priest, to recognize the right of female inheritance (Num 27:1-11; Josh 17:3-6). The petition was granted with the stipulation that female heirs marry within their own tribe to protect the tribal inheritance (Num 36:1-12).
33Now Zelophehad son of Hepher had no sons, but daughters: and the names of the daughters of Zelophehad were Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.
3“Our father died in the wilderness; he was not among the company of those who gathered themselves together against the Lord in the company of Korah, but died f ... View more
2The sons of Tola: Uzzi, Rephaiah, Jeriel, Jahmai, Ibsam, and Shemuel, heads of their ancestral houses, namely of Tola, mighty warriors of their generations, th ... View more
The Daughters of Zelophehad
1Then the daughters of Zelophehad came forward. Zelophehad was son of Hepher son of Gilead son of Machir son of Manasseh son of Jose ... View more
3Now Zelophehad son of Hepher son of Gilead son of Machir son of Manasseh had no sons, but only daughters; and these are the names of his daughters: Mahlah, Noa ... View more
Marriage of Female Heirs
1The heads of the ancestral houses of the clans of the descendants of Gilead son of Machir son of Manasseh, of the Josephite clans, cam ... View more