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 17:2 The rest of Manasseh’s descendants were also assigned land 4 by their clans, including the descendants of Abiezer, Helek, Asriel, Shechem, Hepher, and Shemida. These are the male descendants of Manasseh son of Joseph by their clans.
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 it belonged to the sons of Manasseh who remained.”