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Machir

Machir [N] [H] [S]

sold.

  • Manasseh's oldest son ( Joshua 17:1 ), or probably his only son (see 1 Chronicles 7:14 1 Chronicles 7:15 ; Compare Numbers 26:29-33 ; Joshua 13:31 ). His descendants are referred to under the name of Machirites, being the offspring of Gilead ( Numbers 26:29 ). They settled in land taken from the Amorites ( Numbers 32:39 Numbers 32:40 ; Deuteronomy 3:15 ) by a special enactment ( Numbers 36:1-3 ; Joshua 17:3 Joshua 17:4 ). He is once mentioned as the representative of the tribe of Manasseh east of Jordan ( Judges 5:14 ).

  • A descendant of the preceding, residing at Lo-debar, where he maintained Jonathan's son Mephibosheth till he was taken under the care of David ( 2 Samuel 9:4 ), and where he afterwards gave shelter to David himself when he was a fugitive ( 17:27 ).

    These dictionary topics are from
    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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

    Bibliography Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Machir". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • Machir [N] [E] [S]

    selling; knowing
    Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Machir'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

    Machir [N] [E] [H]

    (sold ).

    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.