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  • Udodirim Amaefule on Genesis 50
    The name of the son of Manasseh Machir was mentioned in chapter 50. My question is , where was Manasseh at this time?.
  • Hope This is Helpful - in Reply on Genesis 50
    Manasseh was, according to the Book of Genesis, the first son of Joseph and Asenath ( Genesis 41:50-52). Asenath was an Egyptian woman whom the Pharaoh gave to Joseph as wife, and the daughter of Potipherah, a priest of On ( Genesis 41:50-52). Manasseh was born in Egypt before the arrival of the children of Israel from the land of Gershwin.

    Machir was the son of Manasseh, grandson of Joseph, and father of Gilead. Joseph lived to see and to play a part in the up-bringing of Machir and his children.

    In the Torah's account of the journey of the Israelites after the Exodus, Machir (the individual) is portrayed as conquering the territories known as Gilead and Bashan, which had previously been occupied by Amorites. Half of the tribe of Manasseh, those descended from Machir, are described as having settled in Gilead and Bashan,and consequently they were important in Gilead's history.

    According to the Books of Samuel, Machir son of Ammiel was the name of a descendant of the Machir mentioned above, who resided at Lo-Debar. The text states that here he looked after Meribaal, the son of Jonathan, until David took over his care, and also looked after David himself, when David found himself a fugitive.


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