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Machir (grandson of Joseph)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Machir, Son of Manasseh
Machir, Son of Manasseh (מָכִיר בֶּן־מְנַשֶּׁה‎, makhir ben-menashsheh). A prominent figure related to the region of Gilead in the northern Transjordan. Genealogies list him as a son of Manasseh and father of Gilead.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Machir (Person)
MACHIR (PERSON) [Heb mākı̂r (מָכִיר‎)]. 1. The eldest of Manasseh’s sons, whose name came to designate a large segment of the patriarch’s tribe. Since his name derives from the Hebrew root mkr, it has been proposed that his name meant “bought,” perhaps marking him as an orphan or waif (Hicks IDB 3: 218;
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Machir
Machir. 1. Joseph’s grandson and the firstborn son of Manasseh through his Aramaean concubine (Gn 50:23; 1 Chr 7:14). Machir was the father of Gilead and the founder of the Machirite family (Nm 26:29). His descendants dispossessed the Amorites living in the land of Gilead east of the Jordan during the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Machir
Machir māʹkər [Heb. māḵîr]; MACHIRITES māʹkər-its [Heb. māḵîrî]; NEB also MACHIRITE FAMILY.1. The firstborn son of Manasseh (Gen. 50:23; Josh. 17:1); the father of Gilead (Nu. 26:29; 27:1; 36:1; Josh. 17:3; 1 Ch. 2:21, 23; etc.). The genealogy of 1 Ch. 7:14–19, which appears to have undergone
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Machir
MACHIR*1. Joseph’s grandson and the firstborn son of Manasseh through his Aramean concubine (Gn 50:23; 1 Chr 7:14). Machir was the father of Gilead and the founder of the Machirite family (Nm 26:29). His descendants dispossessed the Amorites living in the land of Gilead east of the Jordan during the
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Machir
Machir (may´kihr; Heb., possibly “property [of God]”).1 The son of Ammiel from Lo-debar who harbored Mephibosheth, Saul’s grandson (2 Sam. 9:4–5), and was an ally of David (2 Sam. 17:27).2 Either the oldest (Josh. 17:1–2) or only (Num. 26:29) son of Manasseh. His mother was Aramean (1 Chron. 7:16),
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Machir
MACHIR1. The oldest grandson of Joseph and Asenath, the son of Manasseh and the Syrian concubine (1 Chr 7:14; Gen 50:23). The name is always connected with the idea of strength and daring and wild exploits. Machir’s descendants became strong fighters and ferocious leaders among the clans of Manasseh.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Machir
MACHIR (Heb. māḵîr). 1. A grandson of Joseph and son of Manasseh was named Machir (Gn. 50:23). We later learn that he was the father of Gilead, ancestor of the Gileadites (Nu. 26:29). His children later took Gilead, dispossessing the Amorites (Nu. 32:39–40). Gilead is later attributed to Machir (Jos.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Machir
Machir (Heb. māḵɩ̂r)1. The son of Manasseh (Gen. 50:23), father of Gilead, and eponymous head of the Machirite clan (Num. 26:29; 27:1). Machir’s children were “born on Joseph’s knees” (Gen. 50:23), an idiom for legal adoption. Thus, the Machirite group originated in Egypt and belonged to Joseph’s
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Machir
MACHIR The son of Manasseh, the grandson of the patriarch Joseph, and the father of Gilead—hence he is ancestor of the Gileadites (Gen 50:23; Num 26:29). His role as father of the Gileadites stems from the conquest of Gilead, which lies directly east of the Jordan, and the expulsion of the Amorites (Num
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Machir
Ma´chir (sold).1. The eldest son, Josh. 17:1, of the patriarch Manasseh by an Aramite or Syrian concubine. 1 Chron. 7:14. At the time of the conquest the family of Machir had become very powerful, and a large part of the country on the east of Jordan was subdued by them. Num. 32:39; Deut. 3:15.2. The
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Relatives
Manasseh Father
Asriel Brother
Maacah Wife
Gilead Son
Peresh Son
Joseph Grandfather
Ephraim Uncle
Asenath Grandmother
Hepher Grandson
Shuthelah Cousin
Tahan Cousin
Helek Grandson
Iezer Grandson
Sheerah Cousin
Beriah Cousin
Ezer Cousin
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