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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. )...