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Joshua 17:1-2

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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.”



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