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Joshua 17
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Manasseh’s Allocation

17The territorial allotment for the tribe of Manasseh, the first born of Joseph, was allocated first to Machir the first born of Manasseh and father of Gilead. Since he had been a man of war, Gilead and Bashan were allocated to him.H1486H4294H4519H1060H3130H4353H1060H4519H1H1568H376H4421H1568H1316 2Now allotments were made with respect to the remaining descendants of Manasseh according to their families: for the descendants of Abiezer, the descendants of Helek, the descendants of Asriel, the descendants of Shechem, the descendants of Hepher, and the descendants of Shemida—the male descendants of Joseph's son Manasseh, according to their families.H3498H1121H4519H4940H1121H44H1121H2507H1121H844H1121H7928H1121H2660H1121H8061H2145H1121H4519H1121H3130H4940 3Hepher's son Zelophehad, grandson of Gilead and great-grandson of Manasseh's son Machir had no sons, only daughters. These are the names of his daughters: Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.H6765H1121H2660H1121H1568H1121H4353H1121H4519H1121H1323H8034H1323H4244H5270H2295H4435H8656 4They appeared before Eleazar the priest and Nun's son Joshua and declared, "The Lord commanded Moses to give us an inheritance among our relatives." So in keeping what the Lord had commanded, he gave them an inheritance among their ancestor's relatives.H7126H6440H499H3548H6440H3091H1121H5126H6440H5387H559H3068H6680H4872H5414H5159H8432H251H6310H3068H5414H5159H8432H251H1 5That is why ten allotments fell to Manasseh, besides the land of Gilead and Bashan beyond the Jordan River,H5307H6235H2256H4519H776H1568H1316H5676H3383 6since the granddaughters of Manasseh received an inheritance along with his sons. (The land of Gilead belonged to the rest of the Manassites.)H1323H4519H5157H5159H8432H1121H3498H4519H1121H776H1568 7The border of Manasseh proceeded from Asher to Michmethath east of Shechem, then turned south to include the inhabitants of En-tappuach.H1366H4519H836H4366H6440H7927H1366H1980H3225H3427H5887 8(The territory of Tappuach belonged to Manasseh, but Tappuach itself, on the border of Manasseh, was allocated to the Ephraimites.)H4519H776H8599H8599H1366H4519H1121H669 9The border proceeded to the Kanah brook and proceeded south. These cities belonged to Ephraim among the cities of Manasseh, with the border of Manasseh on the north of the brook, terminating at the Mediterranean Sea.8H1366H3381H5158H7071H5045H5158H5892H669H8432H5892H4519H1366H4519H6828H5158H8444H3220 10The southern area was allocated to Ephraim and the northern area to Manasseh. The Mediterranean Sea was the border, extending to Asher on the North and to Issachar on the east.H5045H669H6828H4519H3220H1366H6293H836H6828H3485H4217 11In Issachar and Asher, Manasseh held Beth-shean and its towns, Ibleam and its towns, the inhabitants of En-dor and its towns, the inhabitants of Taanach and its towns, and the inhabitants of Megiddo and its towns, and the three coastal districts.H4519H3485H836H1052H1323H2991H1323H3427H1756H1323H3427H5874H1323H3427H8590H1323H3427H4023H1323H7969H5316 12The descendants of Manasseh did not take possession of these cities, because the Canaanites predominated in that territory.H1121H4519H3201H3423H5892H3669H2974H3427H776 13Later on, when the Israelites had become strong, they forced the Canaanites to work for them, but they never did expel them completely. 1711H1121H3478H2388H5414H3669H4522H3423H3423

Protests by the Tribe of Joseph

14At that time, the descendants of Joseph asked Joshua, "Why did you give us only one allotment and portion for an inheritance, since we're numerous and the Lord has blessed us all along?"H1121H3130H1696H3091H559H5414H259H1486H259H2256H5159H7227H5971H5704H3068H1288H3541 15So Joshua replied to them, "Since you're so numerous, go up to the forest and clear ground there for yourselves in the territory where the Perizzites and Rephaim are, because the hill country of Ephraim is too narrow for you."H3091H559H7227H5971H5927H3293H1254H776H6522H7497H2022H669H213 16The descendants of Joseph replied, "The hill country isn't sufficient for us, but all the Canaanites who live on the plain have iron chariots, both those in Beth-shean and its villages as well as the inhabitants of the Jezreel Valley."H1121H3130H559H2022H4672H3669H3427H776H6010H7393H1270H1052H1323H6010H3157 17So Joshua said to the tribes of Joseph, which were Ephraim and Manasseh, "You're truly a numerous group, and you have great power. You are not to have only one allotment,H3091H559H1004H3130H669H4519H559H7227H5971H1419H3581H259H1486 18but the hill country shall also belong to you. Even though it's a forest, you will clear it and possess it to its farthest borders. You'll drive out the Canaanites, even though they have iron chariots and even though they're strong."H2022H3293H1254H8444H3423H3669H1270H7393H2389


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