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Refers to the divisions within the tribe of Manasseh.
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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 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 שֵׁבֶט khatsi 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).