17:1 The tribe of Manasseh, Joseph’s firstborn son, was also allotted land. 1 The descendants of Makir, Manasseh’s firstborn and the father of Gilead, received land, for they were warriors. 2 They were assigned Gilead and Bashan. 3
17:5 Manasseh was allotted ten shares of land, 4 in addition to the land of Gilead and Bashan east of the Jordan, 17:6 for the daughters of Manasseh were assigned land among his sons. The land of Gilead belonged to the rest of the descendants of Manasseh.
1 tn Heb “and the lot belonged to the tribe of Manasseh, for he was the firstborn of Joseph.”
2 tn Heb “to Makir, the firstborn of Manasseh, the father of Gilead, for he was a man of war.”
3 tn Heb “Gilead and Bashan belonged to him.”
sn On the assignment of Manasseh’s territory in Gilead and Bashan, see Josh 13:31.
4 tn Heb “and the allotted portions of Manasseh fell out ten.”