And the separate cities for the children of Ephraim
The tribe of Ephraim, being much larger than the half tribe of Manasseh, besides the lot that fell to it, described before by its boundaries, had several particular and distinct cities given to it: which
[were] among the inheritance of the children of Manasseh;
some that were upon the borders of Ephraim, and within the territory of Manasseh, and it may be where it jetted out in a nook or corner, see ( Joshua 17:8 Joshua 17:9 ) ;
all the cities with their villages;
not the separate cities only, but the little towns adjacent to them.