||A petition was presented by the daughters of Tzelafchad, son of Chefer, son of Gilead, son of Makhir, son of Manasseh, of the family of Joseph's son Manasseh. The names of these daughters were Machlah, No'ah, Chaglah, Milkah and Tirtzah.
Vatikravnah benot Tslofchad ben-Chefer ben-Gil'ad ben-Machir ben-Menasheh lemishpechot Menasheh ven-Yosef ve'eleh shmot benotav Machlah No'ah veChoglah uMilkah veTirtsah.
||They now stood before Moses, Eleazar the priest, the princes, and the entire community at the Communion Tent entrance with the following petition:
Vata'amodnah lifney Moshe velifney El'azar hakohen velifney hanesi'im vechol-ha'edah petach ohel-mo'ed lemor.
|daughters of Tzelafchad|
See Numbers 26:33. Josephus states that this took place after the battle against Midian (Antiquities 4:7:5).
|the princes, and...|
Some say that they had previously brought their case to all the lower courts, who now came with them to Moses (Tanchuma 9; cf. Tosefta, Sanhedrin 7:1). Some say that the question was actually asked by the elders (Josephus, Antiquities 4:7:5).