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1. Manasseh's oldest son (Joshua 17:1) or probably his only son (see)

(1 Chronicles 7:14,15) comp. (Numbers 26:29-33; Joshua 13:31) His descendants are referred to under the name of Machirites, being the offspring of Gilead (Numbers 26:29) They settled in land taken from the Amorites (Numbers 32:39,40; Deuteronomy 3:15) by a special enactment

(Numbers 36:1-3; Joshua 17:3,4) He is once mentioned as the representative of the tribe of Manasseh east of Jordan

(Judges 5:14)

2. A descendant of the preceding, residing at Lo-debar, where he maintained Jonathan's son Mephibosheth till he was taken under the care of David (2 Samuel 9:4) and where he afterwards gave shelter to David himself when he was a fugitive (2 Samuel 17:27)

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