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Machir

Machir [N] [E] [H]

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  1. The eldest son, ( Joshua 17:1 ) of the patriarch Manasseh by an Aramite or Syrian concubine. ( 1 Chronicles 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. ( Numbers 32:39 ; 3:15 )
  2. The son of Ammiel, a powerful sheikh of one of the transjordanic tribes, who rendered essential service to the cause of Saul and of David successively. ( 2 Samuel 9:4 2 Samuel 9:5 ; 17:27-29 )

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Machir'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.