Numbers 27:10
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English Standard Version
And if he has no brothers, then you shall give his inheritance to his father’s brothers.

King James Bible
And if he have no brethren, then ye shall give his inheritance unto his father's brethren.

American Standard Version
And if he have no brethren, then ye shall give his inheritance unto his father's brethren.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And if he have no brethren, you shall give the inheritance to his father's brethren.

English Revised Version
And if he have no brethren, then ye shall give his inheritance unto his father's brethren.

Webster's Bible Translation
And if he shall have no brethren, then ye shall give his inheritance to his father's brethren.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Claims of Zelophehad's Daughters to an Inheritance in the Promised Land. - Numbers 27:1-4. The divine instructions which were given at the mustering of the tribes, to the effect that the land was to be divided among the tribes in proportion to the larger or smaller number of their families (Numbers 26:52-56), induced the daughters of Zelophehad the Manassite of the family of Gilead, the son of Machir, to appear before the princes of the congregation, who were assembled with Moses and Eleazar at the tabernacle, with a request that they would assign them an inheritance in the family of the father, as he had died in the desert without leaving any sons, and had not taken part in the rebellion of the company of Korah, which might have occasioned his exclusion from any participation in the promised land, but had simply died "through his (own) sin," i.e., on account of such a sin as every one commits, and such as all who died in the wilderness had committed as well as he. "Why should the name of our father be cut off (cease) from the midst of his family?" This would have been the case, for example, if no inheritance had been assigned him in the land because he left no son. In that case his family would have become extinct, if his daughters had married into other families or tribes. On the other hand, if his daughters received a possession of their own among the brethren of their father, the name of their father would be preserved by it, since they could then marry husbands who would enter upon their landed property, and their father's name and possession would be perpetuated through their children. This wish on the part of the daughters was founded upon an assumption which rested no doubt upon an ancient custom, namely, that in the case of marriages where the wives had brought landed property as their dowry, the sons who inherited the maternal property were received through this inheritance into the family of their mother, i.e., of their grandfather on the mother's side. We have an example of this in the case of Jarha, who belonged to the pre-Mosaic times (1 Chronicles 2:34-35). In all probability this took place in every instance in which daughters received a portion of the paternal possessions as their dowry, even though there might be sons alive. This would explain the introduction of Jair among the Manassites in Numbers 32:41; Deuteronomy 3:14. His father Segub was the son of Hezron of the tribe of Judah, but his mother was the daughter of Machir the Manassite (1 Chronicles 2:21-22). We find another similar instance in Ezra 2:61 and Nehemiah 7:63, where the sons of a priest who had married one of the daughters of Barzillai the rich Gileadite, are called sons of Barzillai.

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kinsman

Leviticus 25:25,49 If your brother be waxen poor, and has sold away some of his possession, and if any of his kin come to redeem it...

Ruth 4:3-6 And he said to the kinsman, Naomi, that is come again out of the country of Moab, sells a parcel of land...

Jeremiah 32:8 So Hanameel my uncle's son came to me in the court of the prison according to the word of the LORD, and said to me, Buy my field...

a statute

Numbers 35:29 So these things shall be for a statute of judgment to you throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

1 Samuel 30:25 And it was so from that day forward, that he made it a statute and an ordinance for Israel to this day.

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Numbers 27:9
And if he has no daughter, then you shall give his inheritance to his brothers.

Numbers 27:11
And if his father has no brothers, then you shall give his inheritance to the nearest kinsman of his clan, and he shall possess it. And it shall be for the people of Israel a statute and rule, as the LORD commanded Moses.'"

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