Machir
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Machir

selling; knowing

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Machir

(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 9:4,5; 17:27-29)
ATS Bible Dictionary
Machir

1. A son of Manasseh, Genesis 50:23. His posterity were active in the conquest of Gilead, Numbers 32:39; Joshua 17:1; and in the war with Jabin and Sisera, Jud 5:14.

2. A friend of Mephibosbeth, the son of Jonathan, 2 Samuel 9:4,5.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Sold.

(1.) Manasseh's oldest son (Joshua 17:1), or probably his only son (see 1 Chronicles 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 (2 Samuel 9:4), and where he afterwards gave shelter to David himself when he was a fugitive (17:27).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
MACHIR; MACHIRITE

ma'-kir (makhir; Macheir), ma'-kir-it:

(1) The eldest son of Manasseh (Genesis 50:23). In Numbers 26:29 it is recorded that Machir begat Gilead, but another narrative informs us that the children of Machir "went to Gilead, and took it, and dispossessed the Amorites that were therein. And Moses gave Gilead unto Machir the son of Manasseh; and he dwelt therein" (Numbers 32:39, 40 Joshua 17:1, 3; compare also 1 Chronicles 2:21, 25; 1 Chronicles 7:14-17 Deuteronomy 3:15 Joshua 13:31). In the song of Deborah, Machir is used as equivalent to Manasseh (Judges 5:14).

(2) Son of Ammiel, dwelling in Lo-debar (2 Samuel 9:4, 5), a wealthy landowner who protected Mephibosheth (Meribbaal), son of Jonathan, until assured of the friendly intentions of David (compare Ant, VII, ix, 8). Afterward, during the rebellion of Absalom, Machir with others came to David's assistance at Mahanaim, bringing supplies for the king and his men (2 Samuel 17:27).

John A. Lees

Strong's Hebrew
4354. Makiri -- descendant of Machir
... descendant of Machir. Transliteration: Makiri Phonetic Spelling: (maw-kee-ree')
Short Definition: Machirites. ... of Machir NASB Word Usage Machirites (1). of Machir ...
/hebrew/4354.htm - 6k

4353. Makir -- two Israelites
... 4352, 4353. Makir. 4354 . two Israelites. Transliteration: Makir Phonetic Spelling:
(maw-keer') Short Definition: Machir. ... NASB Word Usage Machir (22). Machir ...
/hebrew/4353.htm - 6k

Library

How it is Said that Jacob Went into Egypt with Seventy-Five Souls ...
... For there is reckoned there Machir the son of Manasseh, grandson of Joseph, and
Machir's son, that is, Gilead, grandson of Manasseh, great-grandson of Joseph ...
//christianbookshelf.org/augustine/city of god/chapter 40 how it is said.htm

David and Jonathan's Son
... And Ziba said unto the king, Behold, he is in the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel,
in Lo-debar.5. Then king David sent, and fetched him out of the house of ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/david and jonathans son.htm

Barzillai
... Shobi the son of Nahash, and Machir the son of Ammiel, and Barzillai the Gileadite
of Rogelim, brought beds, and cups, and wheat, and barley, and honey, and ...
/.../milligan/men of the bible some lesser-known/barzillai.htm

David's Kindness to Jonathan's Son
... answered, "A son of Jonathan is still living, but he is lame in his feet." David
inquired, "Where is he?" Ziba replied, "He is in the house of Machir in Lodebar ...
/.../sherman/the childrens bible/davids kindness to jonathans son.htm

Deborah's Song
... Men. After thee, Benjamin, among thy peoples". Women. Out of Machir came down governors".
Men. And out of Zebulun they that handle the marshal's staff. Women. ...
/.../various/select masterpieces of biblical literature/iv deborahs song.htm

A Calm Evening, Promising a Bright Morning
... And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third generation: the children also of
Machir the son of Manasseh were brought up upon Joseph's knees. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture k/a calm evening promising a.htm

Women who Saved a Nation
... From Machir, commanders went down, From Zebulun, standard-bearers, Issachar's princes
with Deborah, And with Barak, the men of Naphtali; Into the valley they ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/sherman/the childrens bible/women who saved a nation.htm

The Testament of Judah Concerning Fortitude, and Love of Money ...
... And the men of Machir [99] came upon us on the fifth day, to carry away our captives;
and we attacked them, and overcame them in fierce battle: for they were a ...
/.../iv the testament of judah concerning.htm

The Growth of the Old Testament Prophetic Histories
... people of Jehovah went down against the mighty, From Ephraim they rushed forth into
the valley, Thy brother Benjamin among thy peoples, From Machir went down ...
/.../the origin and permanent value of the old testament/vi the growth of the.htm

The Hebrews and the Philistines --Damascus
... to assemble his people, together with those of Zebulon, in the name of the Lord;***
she herself led the contingents of Issachar, Ephraim, and Machir to meet ...
/.../chapter iiithe hebrews and the.htm

Thesaurus
Machir (20 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. MACHIR; MACHIRITE. ma'-kir (makhir; Macheir),
ma'-kir-it: (1) The eldest son of Manasseh (Genesis 50:23). ...
/m/machir.htm - 16k

Makir (17 Occurrences)
... Genesis 50:23 Joseph saw Ephraim's children to the third generation. The children
also of Machir, the son of Manasseh, were born on Joseph's knees. (See NIV). ...
/m/makir.htm - 11k

Machirite (1 Occurrence)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia MACHIR; MACHIRITE. ma'-kir (makhir; Macheir),
ma'-kir-it: (1) The eldest son of Manasseh (Genesis 50:23). ...
/m/machirite.htm - 8k

Lo-debar (4 Occurrences)
... lo'-de-bar, lo-de'-bar (lo dhebhar): A place in Gilead where dwelt Machir, son of
Ammiel, who sheltered Mephibosheth, son of Saul, after that monarch's death ...
/l/lo-debar.htm - 9k

Lodebar (4 Occurrences)
... lo'-de-bar, lo-de'-bar (lo dhebhar): A place in Gilead where dwelt Machir, son of
Ammiel, who sheltered Mephibosheth, son of Saul, after that monarch's death ...
/l/lodebar.htm - 9k

Ammiel (6 Occurrences)
... Numbers 14:37). (2.) The father of Machir of Lo-debar, in whose house
Mephibosheth resided (2 Samuel 9:4, 5; 17:27). (3.) The father ...
/a/ammiel.htm - 10k

Machirites (2 Occurrences)
... Numbers 26:29 The sons of Manasseh: of Machir, the family of the Machirites; and
Machir became the father of Gilead; of Gilead, the family of the Gileadites. ...
/m/machirites.htm - 7k

Abiezer (7 Occurrences)
... He was the son of Gilead the son of Machir, in the sense of being a more remote
descendant, for Machir had sons before the death of Joseph (Genesis 50:23). ...
/a/abiezer.htm - 10k

Zeloph'ehad (8 Occurrences)
... Numbers 27:1 Then drew near the daughters of Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the
son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of ...
/z/zeloph'ehad.htm - 8k

Zelophehad (9 Occurrences)
... Numbers 27:1 Then drew near the daughters of Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the
son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of ...
/z/zelophehad.htm - 11k

Concordance
Machir (20 Occurrences)

Genesis 50:23
Joseph saw Ephraim's children to the third generation. The children also of Machir, the son of Manasseh, were born on Joseph's knees.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Numbers 26:29
The sons of Manasseh: of Machir, the family of the Machirites; and Machir became the father of Gilead; of Gilead, the family of the Gileadites.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Numbers 27:1
Then drew near the daughters of Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of Manasseh the son of Joseph; and these are the names of his daughters: Mahlah, Noah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Tirzah.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Numbers 32:39
The children of Machir the son of Manasseh went to Gilead, and took it, and dispossessed the Amorites who were therein.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Numbers 32:40
Moses gave Gilead to Machir the son of Manasseh; and he lived therein.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Numbers 36:1
The heads of the fathers' houses of the family of the children of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of the sons of Joseph, came near, and spoke before Moses, and before the princes, the heads of the fathers' houses of the children of Israel:
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Deuteronomy 3:15
I gave Gilead to Machir.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Joshua 13:31
Half Gilead, Ashtaroth, and Edrei, the cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan, were for the children of Machir the son of Manasseh, even for the half of the children of Machir according to their families.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Joshua 17:1
This was the lot for the tribe of Manasseh, for he was the firstborn of Joseph. As for Machir the firstborn of Manasseh, the father of Gilead, because he was a man of war, therefore he had Gilead and Bashan.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Joshua 17:3
But Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, had no sons, but daughters: and these are the names of his daughters: Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Judges 5:14
Those whose root is in Amalek came out of Ephraim, after you, Benjamin, among your peoples. Governors come down out of Machir. Those who handle the marshal's staff came out of Zebulun.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

2 Samuel 9:4
The king said to him, "Where is he?" Ziba said to the king, "Behold, he is in the house of Machir the son of Ammiel, in Lo Debar."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

2 Samuel 9:5
Then king David sent, and fetched him out of the house of Machir the son of Ammiel, from Lo Debar.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

2 Samuel 17:27
It happened, when David was come to Mahanaim, that Shobi the son of Nahash of Rabbah of the children of Ammon, and Machir the son of Ammiel of Lodebar, and Barzillai the Gileadite of Rogelim,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

1 Chronicles 2:21
Afterward Hezron went in to the daughter of Machir the father of Gilead, whom he took as wife when he was sixty years old; and she bore him Segub.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

1 Chronicles 2:23
Geshur and Aram took the towns of Jair from them, with Kenath, and its villages, even sixty cities. All these were the sons of Machir the father of Gilead.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

1 Chronicles 7:14
The sons of Manasseh: Asriel, whom his concubine the Aramitess bore: she bore Machir the father of Gilead:
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

1 Chronicles 7:15
and Machir took a wife of Huppim and Shuppim, whose sister's name was Maacah; and the name of the second was Zelophehad: and Zelophehad had daughters.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

1 Chronicles 7:16
Maacah the wife of Machir bore a son, and she named him Peresh; and the name of his brother was Sheresh; and his sons were Ulam and Rakem.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

1 Chronicles 7:17
The sons of Ulam: Bedan. These were the sons of Gilead the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Subtopics

Machir

Machir: A Man of Lo-Debar Who Took Care of Jonathan's Lame Son, Mephibosheth

Machir: One of the Sons of Manasseh

Machir: One of the Sons of Manasseh: Certain Cities of Bashan Given To

Machir: One of the Sons of Manasseh: Father of the Machirites

Machir: One of the Sons of Manasseh: The Land of Gilead Allotted To

Related Terms

Makir (17 Occurrences)

Machirite (1 Occurrence)

Lo-debar (4 Occurrences)

Lodebar (4 Occurrences)

Ammiel (6 Occurrences)

Machirites (2 Occurrences)

Abiezer (7 Occurrences)

Zeloph'ehad (8 Occurrences)

Zelophehad (9 Occurrences)

Gileadites (5 Occurrences)

Gileadite (10 Occurrences)

Debar (4 Occurrences)

Mephibosheth (13 Occurrences)

Allotted (54 Occurrences)

Am'miel (4 Occurrences)

Edrei (8 Occurrences)

Maachah (19 Occurrences)

Clan (96 Occurrences)

Manas'seh (123 Occurrences)

Maacah (30 Occurrences)

Knee (12 Occurrences)

Kneel (10 Occurrences)

Ulam (4 Occurrences)

Tirzah (17 Occurrences)

Rakem (1 Occurrence)

Ed're-i (8 Occurrences)

Descendant (32 Occurrences)

Makirite (1 Occurrence)

Ma'acah (22 Occurrences)

Mahlah (5 Occurrences)

Makirites (2 Occurrences)

Milcah (10 Occurrences)

Ma'chirites (1 Occurrence)

Peresh (1 Occurrence)

Pertaining (17 Occurrences)

Ashteroth (2 Occurrences)

Ash'taroth (12 Occurrences)

Aramitess (1 Occurrence)

Jair (14 Occurrences)

Bashan (54 Occurrences)

Begot (119 Occurrences)

Begat (112 Occurrences)

Manasseh (140 Occurrences)

Belonged (105 Occurrences)

Royal (154 Occurrences)

Ashtaroth (13 Occurrences)

Og (22 Occurrences)

Joseph's (36 Occurrences)

Gilead (130 Occurrences)

Sixty (70 Occurrences)

Threescore (87 Occurrences)

Clans (120 Occurrences)

Begotten (77 Occurrences)

Beareth (108 Occurrences)

Captured (143 Occurrences)

Hoglah (7 Occurrences)

Hepher (11 Occurrences)

Ziba (13 Occurrences)

Kinsmen (74 Occurrences)

Kenath (2 Occurrences)

Oldest (58 Occurrences)

Jaladah (1 Occurrence)

Living-place (83 Occurrences)

Lawgivers (2 Occurrences)

Governors (43 Occurrences)

Writer (4 Occurrences)

Wit (28 Occurrences)

Wield (8 Occurrences)

Fetched (26 Occurrences)

Tribesmen (1 Occurrence)

Tent-towns (1 Occurrence)

Roots (31 Occurrences)

Ro'gelim (2 Occurrences)

Rogelim (2 Occurrences)

Ruler's (13 Occurrences)

Rekem (6 Occurrences)

E'phraim's (6 Occurrences)

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