- How did nahala (inheritance/patrimony) work? Was it controlled by the Bet Av? By the Mishpochah?
- What was the composition of the Bet Av and the Mishpochah?
It looks like an ancient Israelite from one tribe could've married a woman from another tribe provided that she did not stand to inherit tribal property--which might mean that the whole tribal identity really came down to a connection to the tribal allotment. And that might, in turn, explain how those identities persisted and, on occasion, were lost.