And I will drive you out of my sight just like I drove out your relatives, the people of Israel.’” 1
Manasseh and Ephraim were born to Joseph in the land of Egypt. Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest of On, 1 bore them to him.
After these things Joseph was told, 1 “Your father is weakening.” So he took his two sons Manasseh and Ephraim with him.
Joseph positioned them; 1 he put Ephraim on his right hand across from Israel’s left hand, and Manasseh on his left hand across from Israel’s right hand. Then Joseph brought them closer to his father. 2
Israel stretched out his right hand and placed it on Ephraim’s head, although he was the younger. 1 Crossing his hands, he put his left hand on Manasseh’s head, for Manasseh was the firstborn.
The descendants of Joseph were considered as two tribes, Manasseh and Ephraim. The Levites were allotted no territory, though they were assigned cities in which to live, along with the grazing areas for their cattle and possessions. 1
Joshua replied to them, “Since you have so many people, 1 go up into the forest and clear out a place to live in the land of the Perizzites and Rephaites, for the hill country of Ephraim is too small for you.”
Joshua said to the family 1 of Joseph – to both Ephraim and Manasseh: “You have many people and great military strength. You will not have just one tribal allotment.
So they selected 1 Kedesh in Galilee in the hill country of Naphtali, Shechem in the hill country of Ephraim, and Kiriath Arba (that is, Hebron) in the hill country of Judah.
The rest of Kohath’s descendants were allotted ten cities from the clans of the tribe of Ephraim, and from the tribe of Dan and the half-tribe of Manasseh.
They buried him in his allotted territory 1 in Timnath Serah in the hill country of Ephraim, north of Mount Gaash.
They came from Ephraim, who uprooted Amalek, 1 they follow 2 after you, Benjamin, with your soldiers. From Makir leaders came down, from Zebulun came 3 the ones who march carrying 4 an officer’s staff.
He placed troops in all of Judah’s fortified cities and posted garrisons 1 throughout the land of Judah and in the cities of Ephraim that his father Asa had seized.
Hezekiah sent messages throughout Israel and Judah; he even wrote letters to Ephraim and Manasseh, summoning them to come to the Lord’s temple in Jerusalem 1 and observe a Passover celebration for the Lord God of Israel.
The messengers journeyed from city to city through the land of Ephraim and Manasseh as far as Zebulun, but people mocked and ridiculed them. 1
But I will restore the flock of Israel to their own pasture. They will graze on Mount Carmel and the land of Bashan. They will eat until they are full 1 on the hills of Ephraim and the land of Gilead. 2