Numbers 36 Outline
– The family heads of Gilead complained about land passing on into another tribe through marriage of Zelophehad’s daughters (Numbers 36:1-4)
– God prohibited marriage outside the tribe so that the land cannot be passed into another tribe (Numbers 36:5-13)
Numbers 36 Summary
The family heads from the clan of Gilead, son of Makir, son of Manasseh appealed to Moses that if Zelophehad’s daughters marry into other clans, their possession will automatically become the possession of the tribe they marry into. Later, God commanded Moses concerning the issue that Zelophehad’s daughter must marry within the tribe so that the land inheritance cannot be passed on from tribe to tribe. Therefore, Zelophehad’s daughters married their cousins and their inheritance remained within their own tribe.
Numbers 36 Bible Study
1. God is fair
The tribal leaders of the Gilead clan complained about land being passed into other tribe if Zelophehad’s daughters marry the men from other tribes. Then, God commanded that the daughters can only married within the tribe so that the tribe can keep its own inheritance. God is fair when coming to making judgment on every case (Psalm 11:7; Psalm 7:9; Psalm 7:11; Psalm 16:11; Psalm 17:15; Psalm 33:5; Psalm 37:28; Psalm 45:7; Psalm 99:4; Psalm 140:13; Psalm 146:8).