Mahlah

Mahlah (Mah´luh)

1 One of the daughters of Zelophehad of the tribe of Manasseh. She and her sisters appealed to Moses and won the right to inherit their father’s property since he had died with no male heirs (Num 27:1-5; Josh 17:3). Their appeal led to a statutory ordinance that allowed women the right of inheritance (Num 7:7-11). A later appeal by other Manassites who feared the dispersal of tribal lands under such a law brought a modification of the law that required the daughters to marry only within the family group of their tribe to be eligible for the inheritance (Num 36:1-12). 2 A descendant of Manasseh (1Chr 7:18).

Num 27:1-5

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Josh 17:3

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Num 7:7-11

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Num 36:1-12

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1Chr 7:18

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