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Territory of East Manasseh
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Manasseh, Tribe of
Manasseh, Tribe of (מְנַשֶּׁה‎, menashsheh). The descendants of Joseph’s firstborn son, Manasseh. One of the twelve tribes of Israel.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Manasseh (Place)
MANASSEH (PLACE) [Heb mĕnaššeh (מְנַשֶּׁה)]. MANASSITE. Name of Israelite tribe in the hills of central Palestine; during the early monarchy it extended to include the inhabitants of central Transjordan (half-tribe of Manasseh).A. Manasseh, Son of Joseph, Son of JacobThe eponym of the tribe of Manasseh
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,
Manasses
Manasses. 1. kjv form of Manasseh, king of Judah, in Matthew 1:10.See Manasseh (Person) #3.2. kjv form of Manasseh, one of Israel’s 12 tribes, in Revelation 7:6.See Manasseh (Person) #1; Manasseh, Tribe of.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Manasseh
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)
Manasses mə-naʹs-ēz.1. (AV Mt. 1:10; Rev. 7:6; AV, NEB, 1 Esd. 9:33; Jth. 8:2f, 7; etc.). See Manasseh.2. A person mentioned in the AV of Tob. 14:10, following Gk. B and A (Manassēs epoíēsen eleēmosýnēn, “Manasses gave alms”). The NEB follows א‎ (en tṓ̧ poiḗsai me eleēmosýnēn, “Because
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
Manasses
MANASSES*1. kjv form of Manasseh, king of Judah, in Matthew 1:10. See Manasseh (Person) #3.2. kjv form of Manasseh, one of Israel’s 12 tribes, in Revelation 7:6. See Manasseh (Person) #1; Manasseh, Tribe of.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Manasseh
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
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
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
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.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Manasseh, Tribe of
MANASSEH, TRIBE OF [muh NASS uh] — the tribe that traced its origin to Manasseh No. 1. The tribe of Manasseh descended through Manasseh’s son, Machir; Machir’s son, Gilead; and Gilead’s six sons (Num. 26:28–34). During their first 430 years in Egypt, the tribe of Ma-nasseh increased to 32,200 men of