Dictionary Mode: easton:Machir
Machir @ sold. (1.) Manasseh's oldest son Joshua:17:1), or probably his only son (see 1Chronicles:7:14-15; comp. 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:32:39-40; Deuteronomy:3:15) by a special enactment Numbers:36:1-3; Joshua:17:3-4). He is once mentioned as the representative of the tribe of Manasseh east of Jordan Judges:5:14). (2.) 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 ( 2Samuel:9:4), and where he afterwards gave shelter to David himself when he was a fugitive (17:27).
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