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

The Daughters of Zelophehad
1Then the daughters of Zelophehad came forward. Zelophehad was son of Hepher son of Gilead son of Machir son of Manasseh son of Jose ... View more

Josh 17:3

3Now Zelophehad son of Hepher son of Gilead son of Machir son of Manasseh had no sons, but only daughters; and these are the names of his daughters: Mahlah, Noa ... View more

Num 7:7-11

7Two wagons and four oxen he gave to the Gershonites, according to their service;8and four wagons and eight oxen he gave to the Merarites, according to their se ... View more

Num 36:1-12

Marriage of Female Heirs
1The heads of the ancestral houses of the clans of the descendants of Gilead son of Machir son of Manasseh, of the Josephite clans, cam ... View more

1Chr 7:18

18And his sister Hammolecheth bore Ishhod, Abiezer, and Mahlah.

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