New Defender's Study Bible Notes
36:2 unto his daughters. See Numbers 27:1-11. The daughters of Zelophehad had been given an inheritance in the land of Manasseh because their father had no sons. This inheritance might be lost, however, if the daughters should marry outside the tribe. Hence they were instructed by the Lord through Moses (Numbers 36:6) to marry only within their tribe. The same principle was to apply in similar circumstances throughout all the tribes (Numbers 36:8-9).
36:13 These are the commandments. This apparently was the last of the commands given by Moses before his death. The book of Deuteronomy was essentially a review by Moses of all the events since the departure from Egypt. The inheritance of these women was in Manasseh, which was on the east of the Jordan, and was the final question that arose before they were all to cross the Jordan River into Canaan.