daughters of Zelophehad

daughters of Zelophehad

devotions from Jefferson Vann # 2344

Numbers 26:26-41

Num 26:26 The sons of Zebulun, according to their clans: of Sered, the clan of the Seredites; of Elon, the clan of the Elonites; of Jahleel, the clan of the Jahleelites.
Num 26:27 These are the clans of the Zebulunites as they were listed, 60,500.
Num 26:28 The sons of Joseph according to their clans: Manasseh and Ephraim.
Num 26:29 The sons of Manasseh: of Machir, the clan of the Machirites; and Machir was the father of Gilead; of Gilead, the clan of the Gileadites.
Num 26:30 These are the sons of Gilead: of Iezer, the clan of the Iezerites; of Helek, the clan of the Helekites;
Num 26:31 and of Asriel, the clan of the Asrielites; and of Shechem, the clan of the Shechemites;
Num 26:32 and of Shemida, the clan of the Shemidaites; and of Hepher, the clan of the Hepherites.
Num 26:33 Now Zelophehad the son of Hepher had no sons, but daughters. And the names of the daughters of Zelophehad were Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.
Num 26:34 These are the clans of Manasseh, and those listed were 52,700.
Num 26:35 These are the sons of Ephraim according to their clans: of Shuthelah, the clan of the Shuthelahites; of Becher, the clan of the Becherites; of Tahan, the clan of the Tahanites.
Num 26:36 And these are the sons of Shuthelah: of Eran, the clan of the Eranites.
Num 26:37 These are the clans of the sons of Ephraim as they were listed, 32,500. These are the sons of Joseph according to their clans.
Num 26:38 The sons of Benjamin according to their clans: of Bela, the clan of the Belaites; of Ashbel, the clan of the Ashbelites; of Achiram, the clan of the Achiramites;
Num 26:39 of Shephupham, the clan of the Shuphamites; of Hupham, the clan of the Huphamites.
Num 26:40 And the sons of Bela were Ard and Naaman: of Ard, the clan of the Ardites; of Naaman, the clan of the Naamites.
Num 26:41 These are the sons of Benjamin according to their clans, and those listed were 45,600.

daughters of Zelophehad

We will see these daughters of Zelophehad again in the last chapter of this book. Theirs is a special case because Zelophehad did not have any sons. The land inheritance that would have normally gone to his sons will go to these daughters instead.

Under the new covenant, there are no gender restrictions at all. In Christ there is no male and female (Galatians 3:28). We are living in societies that define us by race, social status and gender. But our future will have no such restrictions. Our present is a time where we can learn to live with the new freedom we will inherit.

LORD, teach us how to respect the presence of the Holy Spirit within us all, and treat one another as equals.

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About Jefferson Vann

Jeff is a former Christian missionary.
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