Head of Household

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Head of Household is the title given to the person who bears responsibility for, and exercises authority over the people living in one house, or together as one family unit, including any slaves or servants. The Head of Household also is the responsible owner of the house and its land (if there is a house and land), and the produce of that land (including livestock, fruit, or raw materials). The authority of the Head of Household is stewardship authority, derived from God, as a steward of God's possessions. The Head of Household is normally a patriarch, but in the absence of a patriarch it can be a matriarch (see the case of Zelophehad's daughters in Numbers chapter 36).