G-d gives Pinhas a covenant of peace; G-d explains the apportionment of the Land of Israel; the daughters of Tzelophechad petition to inherit their father’s portion; Moses appoints Joshua his successor. G-d said to Moses, “The priest Pinhas turned My anger away from the sons of Israel by bringing My rights to bear in their midst.Therefore, I shall give to him My covenants of Peace and everlasting priesthood.” After the death of the idolatrous Israelites, G-d told Moses to take a count of the entire community of the sons of Israel from 20 years old and upward, according to their father’s houses. Each of the families was counted and numbered as G-d commanded. After the people were counted, G-d told Moses, “The land shall be apportioned as an inheritance according to the number of names. To the numerous, you shall give a large inheritance, and to the few, a small inheritance. By lot this land shall be divided and it shall be received as a possession according to the names of the tribes of the fathers.” Now during this counting and apportionment of land, the five daughters of Zelophehad, came near and placed themselves before Moses and Eleazar the priest and the entire community in the entrance of the Tent of Appointed Meeting. They said, “Our father died in the wilderness. He was not among the company that banded together against G-d. He was not among Korah’s allies, but he died because of his own sin, and he had no sons. Why should the name of our father disappear from the midst of his family, just because he did not have a son? Please give us a possession too.” Moses brought their legitimate claim before G-d. And G-d responded, “The daughters of Zelophehad speak justly. Certainly you shall give them, according to the legal right of males, a hereditary possession, and you shall cause their father’s inheritance to pass to them.