Zelophehad’s Daughters

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Welcome to Zelophehad’s Daughters!

If you’re not familiar with the story to which our title refers, it comes from the book of Numbers. In a nutshell, Zelophehad died without sons, and his daughters came to Moses with the request that rather than having the property pass out of the family, they be allowed to inherit. Moses took the case to the Lord, and got this response:

“The daughters of Zelophehad speak right: thou shalt surely give them a possession of an inheritance among their father’s brethren; and thou shalt cause the inheritance of their father to pass unto them.” (Num 27:7)

It’s a fun story because it’s about women who aren’t afraid to speak up for something which has been denied them in a patriarchal society, and God even takes their side. (Also, the name Zelophehad just sounds kind of cool.)

We’re particularly interested in blogging about subjects related to Mormonism, feminism, and academia. But we might also from time to time tackle other very important topics such as Cheetos, pop culture, and Star Wars.

Thanks for coming by! You can contact us at zdaughters at gmail.com.

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