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.
17:3 Now Zelophehad son of Hepher, son of Gilead, son of Makir, son of Manasseh, had no sons, only daughters. These are the names of his daughters: Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah. 17:4 They went before Eleazar the priest, Joshua son of Nun, and the leaders and said, “The Lord told Moses to assign us land among our relatives.” 5 So Joshua 6 assigned them land among their uncles, as the Lord had commanded. 7 17:5 Manasseh was allotted ten shares of land, 8 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 it belonged to the sons of Manasseh who remained.”
5 tn Heb “The
6 tn Heb “he.” The referent is probably Joshua, although Eleazar is mentioned first in the preceding list.
7 tn Heb “and he assigned to them in accordance with the mouth [i.e., command] of the
8 tn Heb “and the allotted portions of Manasseh fell out ten.”