28 Do not remove the ancient boundary stone That your ancestors set up.
al ta-SAYG g’-VUL o-LAM a-SHER a-SU a-vo-TE-kha
כח אַל־תַּסֵּג גְּבוּל עוֹלָם אֲשֶׁר עָשׂוּ אֲבוֹתֶיךָ׃
22:28 Do not remove the ancient boundary stone
This verse reinforces the significance of a heritage in the Promised Land. When the Israelites arrived there after leaving Egypt, Hashem instructed Moshe to divide the land by drawing lots. Each tribe was given a region, and each family was assigned a portion of their tribe’s land to be passed down through the generations (Numbers 26:52-56). Israel’s family bonds to the land are so great, that when Tzelofchad died without sons, his daughters demanded the right to inherit their father’s portion (Numbers 27). They were granted the inheritance on condition that they marry within their tribe, so the land not be absorbed into another tribe’s portion (Numbers 36:6-7).