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The descendants of Joseph’s firstborn son, Manasseh. One of the twelve tribes of Israel.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
HANNIEL (PERSON) [Heb ḥannı̂ʾēl (חַנִּיאֵל)]. Two persons mentioned in the Hebrew Bible have this name. The name Hanniel has been explained variously but is derived in one case from the root ḥnn, “to be gracious,” “to show favor.” This produces a meaning “god has been gracious.” One suggestion (EncMiqr
JOZABAD (PERSON) [Heb yôzābād (יֹוזָבָד)]. Jozabad occurs only in postexilic biblical writings. While it was quite possibly a common Judean name in the Persian period, the Chronicler seems to have retrojected anachronistically the name of a levitical treasurer from the time of Ezra and Nehemiah (#6)
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Manasseh, Tribe of
Manasseh, Tribe of. Geographically the largest of the 12 tribes of Israel, and unique in having two territories, a half tribe in each. However, isolated from each other by the Jordan River valley, they developed separately. The half tribe west of the Jordan was more important, both in OT and NT times,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Hanniel (son of Ephod)
1. The son of Ephod and a prince of Manasseh who assisted in dividing Canaan among the tribes (Nu. 34:23).
Manasseh mə-naʹsə [Heb. menaššeh—‘(God) has made (me) forget,’ menaššî; Gk. Mannassēs]; AV Apoc. and NT MANASSES; NEB Apoc. MANASSES.
Manasses (giver of alms)
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Manasseh, Tribe of
MANASSEH, TRIBE OF Geographically, the largest of the 12 tribes of Israel, and unique in having two territories, a half-tribe in each. Isolated from each other by the Jordan River valley, they developed separately. The half-tribe west of the Jordan was more important, both in OT and NT times, because
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Jozabad (joh´zuh-bad; a shortened form of Jehozabad; Heb., “the Lord is a gift” or “the Lord has given”).1 A Gederathite who joined David’s warriors at Ziklag (1 Chron. 12:4).2 A Manassite who defected from Saul to join David (1 Chron. 12:20).3 A Levite who helped oversee the collection of the temple
Manasseh (muh-nas´uh).1 Joseph’s elder son, born in Egypt to him and Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera, priest of On (Gen. 41:50–51). His younger brother, Ephraim, receives a superior blessing from his grandfather Jacob and is destined to become preeminent over Manasseh (48:17–20).2 The tribe Manasseh,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
MANASSEH. The name Manasseh means “one who causes to forget.” Joseph’s use of it for his firstborn reflects the effect the child’s birth had on his attitude towards his trials in Egypt (Gen 41:51). Later use was merely as a name drawn from the list of ancestors, so far as records indicate.1. The firstborn
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
MANASSEH (‘making to forget’). 1. Elder son of Joseph, born in Egypt of an Egyptian mother, *Asenath, daughter of *Potiphera, the priest of On (Gn. 41:51). Israel accepted Manasseh and Ephraim as co-equals with Reuben and Simeon, but Manasseh lost the right of firstborn (beḵôr) in favour of his younger
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Manasseh (Heb. mĕnaššeh)1. Firstborn son of Joseph and his Egyptian wife Asenath, daughter of Potiphera the priest of On (Gen. 46:20). In honor of Joseph, Manasseh and his younger brother Ephraim are “blessed” by their grandfather Jacob (Gen. 48:8–22) and thus elevated to the rank of tribal progenitor.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
MANAS´SITES (ma-nasʹīts). Descendants of Manasseh, the elder son of Joseph. The relation between Manasseh and Ephraim seems to have been a little like that between Jacob and Esau, the younger brother having priority of influence, while the elder retained the birthright of material prosperity. The great