Milkah, daughter of Zelophehad

Milkah was of the Tribe of Manasseh and was one of five daughters of Zelophehad. Her sisters were Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah and Tirzah.

In Numbers 27:1-11, Noah and her sisters argued before Moses that they should inherit their deceased father's possessions, because he had no sons to inherit them. They were successful and were awarded their father's possessions.

Milkah is mentioned by name in Numbers 26:33; Numbers 27:1; Numbers 36:11; Joshua 17:3.

The name Milkah means "Queen" or "counsel."

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