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Hitchcock's Bible Names DictionaryZelophehad
Smith's Bible DictionaryZelophehad
(first-born), son of Zepher, son of Gilead, son of Machir, son of Manasseh. (Joshua 17:3) (B.C. before 1450.) He was apparently the second son of Hepher. (1 Chronicles 7:15) Zelophehad came out of Egypt with Moses, but died in the wilderness, as did the whole of that generation. (Numbers 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. (Numbers 26:33; 27:1-11)
ATS Bible DictionaryZelophehad
A descendant of Joseph, whose death in the wilderness, leaving five daughters and no sons, led to the establishment of a law that in such cases daughters should inherit the patrimony of their father; but they were not to marry out of their tribe, Numbers 26:33 27:1-11 Joshua 17:3,4.
Easton's Bible DictionaryFirst-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 (Numbers 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 (Numbers 36).
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaZELOPHEHAD
ze-lo'-fe-had (tslophchadh, meaning unknown): Head of a Manassite family who died without male issue (Numbers 26:33; Numbers 27:1, 7; 36:2, 6, 10, 11 Joshua 17:3 1 Chronicles 7:15). His daughters came to Moses and Eleazar and successfully pleaded for a possession for themselves (Numbers 27:1). 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 (Numbers 36:2) 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.
Strong's Hebrew8656. Tirtsah -- daughter of Zelophehad, also a Canaanite city
... 8655, 8656. Tirtsah. 8657 . daughter of Zelophehad, also a Canaanite city.
Transliteration: Tirtsah Phonetic Spelling: (teer-tsaw') Short Definition: Tirzah ...
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4244. Machlah -- a daughter of Zelophehad, also a Gileadite
6765. Tselophchad -- a man of Manasseh
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ThesaurusZelophehad (9 Occurrences)
... But that the possession of Zelophehad might not pass away in the year of jubilee
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Zelophehad's (1 Occurrence)
Zeloph'ehad (8 Occurrences)
Mahlah (5 Occurrences)
Tirzah (17 Occurrences)
Milcah (10 Occurrences)
Machir (20 Occurrences)
Daughters (246 Occurrences)
Eleazar (74 Occurrences)
Descendant (32 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceZelophehad (9 Occurrences)
Numbers 26:33 Zelophehad the son of Hepher had no sons, but daughters: and the names of the daughters of Zelophehad were Mahlah, and Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.
Numbers 27:1 Then drew near 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.
Numbers 27:7 "The daughters of Zelophehad speak right: you shall surely give them a possession of an inheritance among their father's brothers; and you shall cause the inheritance of their father to pass to them.
Numbers 36:2 and they said, "Yahweh commanded my lord to give the land for inheritance by lot to the children of Israel: and my lord was commanded by Yahweh to give the inheritance of Zelophehad our brother to his daughters.
Numbers 36:6 This is the thing which Yahweh does command concerning the daughters of Zelophehad, saying, Let them be married to whom they think best; only into the family of the tribe of their father shall they be married.
Numbers 36:10 The daughters of Zelophehad did as Yahweh commanded Moses:
Numbers 36:11 for Mahlah, Tirzah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Noah, the daughters of Zelophehad, were married to their father's brothers' sons.
Joshua 17:3 But Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, had no sons, but daughters: and these are the names of his daughters: Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.
1 Chronicles 7:15 and Machir took a wife of Huppim and Shuppim, whose sister's name was Maacah; and the name of the second was Zelophehad: and Zelophehad had daughters.
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