Zelophehad's Daughters

Numbers 27-28

Today's reading included some positive bits that are few and far between in the book of Numbers. Here we see Zelophehad's daughters stand up for womens rights in a culture that had very little room for gender equality and yet when these woman request attention when it comes to property rights the community makes adjustments, they hear the voices of Z's daughters, women without a man representing them...my guess is that this was a shock to the Hebrew men and yet when they inquired of the LORD, God said:

“What Zelophehad’s daughters are saying is right." Numbers 27:7

After that the peaceful transition of power between Moses and his sucessor Joshua is discussed. I wonder if that seemed weird? Were these Hebrews used to seeing a transition of power that didn't include sucession or bloodshed?

Anyway, it was enjoyable for me to read today's stories that seemed to include a great deal of light and hope in the midst of a book that we ofetn struggle to see such things. Keep Reading.