SEV Biblia, Chapter 27:1 Â¶ Y las hijas de Zelofehad, hijo de Hefer, hijo de Galaad, hijo de Maquir, hijo de Manasés, de las familias de Manasés, hijo de José, los nombres de las cuales eran Maala, y Noa, y Hogla, y Milca, y Tirsa, llegaron;
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Numbers 27:1 Verse 1. The daughters of Zelophehad] The singular case of these women caused an additional law to be made to the civil code of Israel, which satisfactorily ascertained and amply secured the right of succession in cases of inheritance. The law, which is as reasonable as it is just, stands thus: 1. On the demise of the father the estate goes to the sons; 2. If there be no son, the daughters succeed; 3. If there be no daughter, the brothers of the deceased inherit; 4. If there be no brethren or paternal uncles, the estate goes to the brothers of his father; 5. If there be no grand uncles or brothers of the father of the deceased, then the nearest akin succeeds to the inheritance. Beyond the fifth degree the law does not proceed, because as the families of the Israelites were kept distinct in their respective tribes, there must always be some who could be called kinsmen, and were really such, having descended without interruption from the patriarch of the tribe.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 1. Then came the daughters of Zelophehad , etc.] Who are mentioned among the families of Manasseh, under that of the Hepherites, ( Numbers 26:33), their father being dead, and they having no brethren, when they heard the land was to be divided among those that were numbered, and who were only males of twenty years old and upwards, were concerned, lest they should have no share in the division of the land; and therefore came, according to the Targum of Jonathan, to the house of judgment, or court of judicature, where Moses, the princes, etc. were now sitting: the genealogy of Zelophehad is given; he was the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, the son of Joseph ; by which it appears he was of the tribe of Manasseh, and of the fourth generation from him: and these are the names of his daughters, Mahlah, Noah, ann Hoglah, and Milcah, and Tirzah ; in the same order their names are given in ( Numbers 26:33 Joshua 17:3), but in ( Numbers 36:11), it is a little altered, Noah and Tirzah change places, which Jarchi says shows they were upon an equality one with another.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 1-11 - The five daughters of Zelophehad considered themselves as lef destitute, having neither father nor brother to inherit any land. Their believing expectation that the word of the Lord would be performed i due season, and their desire of an interest in the promise inheritance; and the modest, candid manner in which they asked, withou secret murmurs or discontents, are a good example. They ask for possession in the land of Canaan. Herein they discovered, 1. Stron faith in the power and promise of God, concerning the giving of the land of Canaan to Israel. 2. And earnest desire of a place and name in the land of promise, which was a type of heaven. 3. Respect and honou for their father, whose name was dear to them now he was gone. He neve had done any thing that might bar his children's claim. It is a comfor to parents when they come to die, if though they have smarted for their own sin, yet they are not conscious of any of those iniquities whic God will visit on their children. God himself gives judgment. He take notice of the affairs, not only of nations, but of private families and orders them according to his will. The petition is granted. Thos who seek an inheritance in the land of promise, shall have what the seek for, and other things shall be added to them.
Original Hebrew ותקרבנה 7126 בנות 1323 צלפחד 6765 בן 1121 חפר 2660 בן 1121 גלעד 1568 בן 1121 מכיר 4353 בן 1121 מנשׁה 4519 למשׁפחת 4940 מנשׁה 4519 בן 1121 יוסף 3130 ואלה 428 שׁמות 8034 בנתיו 1323 מחלה 4244 נעה 5270 וחגלה 2295 ומלכה 4435 ותרצה׃ 8656