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January 7, 2018

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Reading along with us in Joshua? Here’s today’s reading:

Joshua 17 (ESV)

Then allotment was made to the people of Manasseh, for he was the firstborn of Joseph. To Machir the firstborn of Manasseh, the father of Gilead, were allotted Gilead and Bashan, because he was a man of war. And allotments were made to the rest of the people of Manasseh by their clans, Abiezer, Helek, Asriel, Shechem, Hepher, and Shemida. These were the male descendants of Manasseh the son of Joseph, by their clans.

Now Zelophehad the son of Hepher, son of Gilead, son of Machir, son of Manasseh, had no sons, but only daughters, and these are the names of his daughters: Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah. They approached Eleazar the priest and Joshua the son of Nun and the leaders and said, “The Lordcommanded Moses to give us an inheritance along with our brothers.” So according to the mouth of the Lord he gave them an inheritance among the brothers of their father. Thus there fell to Manasseh ten portions, besides the land of Gilead and Bashan, which is on the other side of the Jordan, because the daughters of Manasseh received an inheritance along with his sons. The land of Gilead was allotted to the rest of the people of Manasseh....Continue Reading

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  1. Three things that jumped out at me here. The son of Manasseh and his family are noted for their ability to fight and they receive the inheritance based on the victories they won. Zelophehad’s (that’s a mouthful) daughters are given land inheritance because he had no sons. And the tribes of Joseph are commanded to take the land of the Canaanites in spite of their strength and armaments. All that matters little in God’s economy. His power and provision are greater still. Always.

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