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Bible Commentaries
Numbers 36

Barnes' Notes on the Whole BibleBarnes' Notes

Verses 1-13

The daughters of Zelophehad had obtained an ordinance Numbers 28:6-11 which permitted the daughters of an Israelite dying without male issue to inherit their father’s property. The chiefs of the Machirites, of whom Zelophehad had been one, now obtain a supplemental enactment, directing that heiresses should marry within their own tribe.

Numbers 36:4

Be taken away - i. e. be permanently taken away. The jubilee year, by not restoring the estate to the tribe to which it originally belonged, would in effect confirm the alienation.

Numbers 36:11

Unto their father’s brothers’ sons - Or more generally, “unto the sons of their kinsmen.”

Bibliographical Information
Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Numbers 36". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bnb/numbers-36.html. 1870.
 
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