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The daughters of Zelophchad asked Moshe and the Elders “ Why should the name of our father be taken away from among his family, because he had no sons? Give to us therefore a possession among the brothers of our father.” Zelophchad’s daughters approached Moshe and the Elders in the aftermath of the national census taken as preparation for settling the Land of Israel (see generally BaMidbar 26 and 26:53).
Mahlah, Noah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Tirzah, Zelophchad’s five daughters…Continue
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The allocation of territory among the Tribes of Israel consisted of two elements. The apportionment was proportional to a particular tribe’s population (BaMidbar 26:54) Simultaneously the tribes’ borders were to be set by lottery (26:55) 26:56 repeats the requirement that the assignment of tribal lands in the Land of Israel be by lottery.…Continue
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