Many people use the story of the daughters of Zelophehad to say that women can own land in Yehovah’s kingdom. I think this whole idea comes from our erroneous “wishful thinking” that has aligned itself with the doctrines and traditions of men that we have all learned and accepted as true. But it is not true! We have learned lies, worthless and unprofitable things.Â Most folks read what is said about the daughters of Zelophehad in Numbers 27 and simply see what they want or expect to see, but chapter 36 add greater light to this story.
The whole subject of this story is about a MAN (an eesh) who dies and has no son as an heir. It has nothing to do with a woman (an ishshah) who dies. Here is what it says.
And you shall speak to Israel’s seed, saying: ‘If a man [eesh, there are no female eesh] dies and has no son, then you shall cause his inheritance to pass to his daughter. If he has no daughter, then you shall give his inheritance to his brothers. If he has no brothers, then you shall give his inheritance to his father’s brothers. And if his father has no brothers, then you shall give his inheritance to the relative closest to him in his family, and he shall possess it.’ ” And it shall be to Israel’s seed a statute of judgment, just as Yehovah commanded Moses. (Num 27:8-11)
Because we, in our ignorance, build a doctrine based on a single paragraph (and ignore the whole of Yehovah’s eternal and unchanging word) and then try to make the paragraph fit with the perverted doctrines and traditions of men which we have accepted as truth all our lives,Â we miss the truth that is right in front of us. “If a man dies…”
We have failed to understand that the woman is a possession of her man. Please, don’t get mad at me, instead learn what Yehovah says. We can see this truth easily in the 10th commandment which Yehovah gave to Israel’s seed, His Ezrach men.
“You shall not covet your neighbor’s house [a possession of the man]; you shall not covet your neighbor’s woman [a possession of the man], nor his male servant [a possession of the man], nor his female servant [a possession of the man], nor his ox [a possession of the man], nor his donkey [a possession of the man], nor anything that is your neighbor’s [hopefully you have my point by now].” (Exo 20:17)
Again, the woman is a possession of her man, and what she possesses, he possesses.
So let’s look at the daughters of Zelophehad in light of the bigger picture. We read, Continue reading Daughters Of Zelophehad