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Bible Commentaries
Numbers 36

Grant's Commentary on the BibleGrant's Commentary

Verses 1-13



The daughters of Zelophehad had before been assured of inheriting the possession of their father who had died. The problem remained for his tribe (Manasseh) as to whether these daughters might be married to husbands of a different tribe. God gave the answer that these daughters must not marry outside their own tribe. In the Church of God today there are no tribes, for it is "one body," but believers are warned not to be unequally yoked together with unbelievers (2 Corinthians 6:14), a matter that every believer should carefully observe. It is good that these young women submitted to these instructions, and married within their tribe.

Numbers ends with the insistence that these judgments were given by the Lord to the children of Israel by the hand of Moses.

Bibliographical Information
Grant, L. M. "Commentary on Numbers 36". Grant's Commentary on the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/lmg/numbers-36.html. 1897-1910.
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