375. HE RESPONDS: It is just that so many people are naked without it. Some of them say that he was a gatherer of wood, ZELOPHEHAD, because it says, "But he died in his own sin" (Ibid.). Some say this way and some say that way. I learned on the day my father fell on his sickbed; they taught me this, and I saw that which I saw, which my father forbade me from revealing. AND I WAS TAUGHT that there were many, many who died in the desert, and not on account of the sins of Korah or on account of the sin of the spies, when the decree was pronounced THAT ALL WILL DIE OUT IN THE WILDERNESS. But THEY DIED prior to the giving of the Torah and after those who misled the world, MEANING THE MIXED MULTITUDES, and those who followed them, made the golden calf. ZELOPHEHAD COULD HAVE BEEN AMONG THOSE, BUT THERE IS NO PROOF FROM THE VERSE: "BUT HE DIED IN HIS OWN SIN," THAT HE WAS THE GATHERER OF WOOD.