The territory of Manasseh extended from Asher1 to Micmethath2 east of Shechem.3 The boundary ran southward from there to include the people living at En Tappuah.
(Manasseh had the land of Tappuah, but Tappuah4 itself, on the boundary of Manasseh, belonged to the Ephraimites.)
Then the boundary continued south to the Kanah Ravine.5 There were towns belonging to Ephraim lying among the towns of Manasseh, but the boundary of Manasseh was the northern side of the ravine and ended at the sea.
On the south the land belonged to Ephraim, on the north to Manasseh. The territory of Manasseh reached the sea and bordered Asher6 on the north and Issachar7 on the east.811
Within Issachar9 and Asher, Manasseh also had Beth Shan,10 Ibleam11 and the people of Dor,12 Endor,13 Taanach14 and Megiddo,15 together with their surrounding settlements (the third in the list is Naphotha ).1612
Yet the Manassites were not able17 to occupy these towns, for the Canaanites were determined to live in that region.
However, when the Israelites grew stronger, they subjected the Canaanites to forced labor but did not drive them out completely.18