Hoglah

HOGLAH (hŏg'la). One of the five daughters of Zelophehad, a Manassite. Their father had no sons, so a new law was made that permitted daughters to inherit, provided they did not marry outside the tribe (Num.26.33; Num.27.1-Num.27.11; Num.36.1-Num.36.12; Josh.17.3-Josh.17.4).


HOGLAH hŏg’ lə (חָגְלָ֥ה, partridge). The third of the five daughters of Zelophehad of the tribe of Manasseh (Num 26:33). Since Zelophehad had no son, a law was enacted that if a man dies and has no son, the inheritance was to pass to his daughter, but the daughter must marry within her father’s tribe in order that no part of the tribal possession be acquired by another tribe (Num 27:1; 36:11; Josh 17:3).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

The third of five daughters of Zelophehad of the tribe of Manasseh (Nu 26:33). Zelophehad leaving no male heir, it was made a statute that the inheritance in such cases should pass to the daughters, if such there were, as joint heirs, on condition, however, of marriage within the tribe (Nu 27:1-11; 36:1-12; Jos 17:3 f).