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Women of the Hebrew Bible, Part 5: Five daughters of Zelophehad

The Five Daughters of Zelophehad (c) 2010, Sheila Orysiek

By Sheila Orysiek

SAN DIEGO–Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah as the only heirs of their deceased father, were determined to claim an inheritance and therefore honor their father’s name.  Moses and the elders in Israel considered their plea and agreed. This set a precedent for women to inherit.

One of a series of seven concerning women of the Hebrew Bible illustrating the moment in their lives when they were at pivotal point, contributed significantly to subsequent events and/or set a precedent in the history of our people.

 The original is pen and ink on paper, measuring 16 by 20.

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Orysiek is a freelance writer and artist based in San Diego

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