The Daughters of Zelophehad
 

The Torah had specific rules dealing with inheritance.  There is the case when Zelophehad had five daughters with no sons.  The daughters approached Moses and asked that the family linage not be lost and no inheritance among the brethren of their father in the Promise Land.  Moses asked the Lord and the Lord directed the Law to be written so that they would obtain an inheritance along with any woman who's father dies without a son.

Numbers 27:8:   "And thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a man die, and have no son, then ye shall cause his inheritance to pass unto his daughter."

Later on as Israel came into the Promise Land:

Joshua 17:3 - 6: "But Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, had no sons, but daughters: and these are the names of his daughters, Mahlah, and Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.  And they came near before Eleazar the priest, and before Joshua the son of Nun, and before the princes, saying, The LORD commanded Moses to give us an inheritance among our brethren. Therefore according to the commandment of the LORD he gave them an inheritance among the brethren of their father.  And there fell ten portions to Manasseh, beside the land of Gilead and Bashan, which were on the other side Jordan;  Because the daughters of Manasseh had an inheritance among his sons: and the rest of Manasseh's sons had the land of Gilead."

We learn that the Husband is adopted by the father of the Bride as his son.  Recall from Deuteronomy 17:6 "two or three witnesses" to establish a truth and here is two scriptures:

Ezra 2:61: "And of the children of the priests: the children of Habaiah, the children of Koz, the children of Barzillai; which took a wife of the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite, and was called after their name"

Nehemiah 7:63: "And of the priests: the children of Habaiah, the children of Koz, the children of Barzillai, which took one of the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite to wife, and was called after their name."

All of this gave the daughters land of their own.  The name of their father would be preserved by the inheritance of the land since the daughters could then marry men, who would enter upon the property, which was in their father's name, so possession would be perpetuate the name and property through their offspring.

The Royal Family line leading to the Messiah

Joseph, the legal father of Jesus Christ, had his blood lineage go through Jeconiah which had the blood curse pronounced on it.  By the bloodline of Mary the curse did not apply because in Luke, Mary's lineage with through another son of King David named Nathan and then goes down to Heli.  Many scholars point out that Jesus Christ's can have a claim to both the Blood Line and the throne of King David without the blood curse because Joseph became the son by law (proper Greek) of Heli.

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