The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Half-Tribe (שֵׁבֶט‎, shevet). Refers to the divisions within the tribe of Manasseh.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Half-tribe[Heb aṣî šēḇeṭ (Nu. 32:33; 34:13–15; Dt. 3:13; 29:8; Josh. 1:12; 12:6; 13:29; 21:5f; etc.); NEB also HALF. The designation always refers to a portion of the Israelite tribe of Manasseh. Permission was granted to Reuben, Gad, and one-half of Manasseh to settle E of the Jordan River
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Half-TribeA reference to the two segments (Heb. ḥăṣɩ̂ šēḇeṭ) of the tribe of Manasseh. The Machirites settled in Transjordan, in the northern part of Gilead and in Bashan N of Gad’s territory (Num. 32:33–42; Deut. 3:13–15; Josh. 13:8–12). The rest of Manasseh received territory W of the Jordan
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
HALF-TRIBE — a term used in the Old Testament to refer to the two separate settlements of the tribe of Manasseh—one east of the Jordan River and the other in central Palestine west of the Jordan. During the days of Moses, half of the people of the tribe of Manasseh requested permission to settle the
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Half Tribe
HALF TRIBE Used to designate a segment of the tribe of Manasseh that received territory on both sides of the Jordan River. The term usually refers to that part of Manasseh dwelling to the east of the Jordan along with Reuben and Gad (Num. 32:33; Deut. 3:13; Josh. 1:12; 4:12; 22:1). Those living west
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Half-Tribe of Manasseh
half-tribe of Manasseh. The part of Manasseh that settled in Gilead and Bashan E of the Jordan (Deut. 3:13 et al.). See Manasseh, tribe of. Like the tribes of Reuben and Gad, the half-tribe of Manasseh was obliged to help the main body of the Hebrews in the conquest of Palestine (Josh. 1:12–18). Its
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
HALF-TRIBE [חֲצי שֵׁבֶטkhatsi shevet]. A term used to describe the two portions of the tribe of Manasseh because they settled in separate locations. When the tribes of Gad and Reuben requested to settle east of the Jordan River, half of the tribe of Manasseh made the same request (Num 32:33–42; 34:13–15).