Character Study on Machir

Character Study on Machir

Genesis 50: 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.
Numbers 26: Of the sons of Manasseh: of Machir, the family of the Machirites: and Machir begat Gilead: of Gilead come the family of the Gileadites.
Numbers 27: Then came 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.
Numbers 32: And the children of Machir the son of Manasseh went to Gilead, and took it, and dispossessed the Amorite which was in it.
Numbers 32: And Moses gave Gilead unto Machir the son of Manasseh; and he dwelt therein.
Numbers 36: And the chief fathers of the families of the children of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of the sons of Joseph, came near, and spake before Moses, and before the princes, the chief fathers of the children of Israel:
Deuteronomy 3: And I gave Gilead unto Machir.
Joshua 13: And half Gilead, and Ashtaroth, and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan, were pertaining unto the children of Machir the son of Manasseh, even to the one half of the children of Machir by their families.
Joshua 17: There was also a lot for the tribe of Manasseh; for he was the firstborn of Joseph; to wit, for Machir the firstborn of Manasseh, the father of Gilead: because he was a man of war, therefore he had Gilead and Bashan.
Joshua 17: 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, and Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.
Judges 5: Out of Ephraim was there a root of them against Amalek; after thee, Benjamin, among thy people; out of Machir came down governors, and out of Zebulun they that handle the pen of the writer.
2 Samuel 9: And the king said unto him, Where is he? And Ziba said unto the king, Behold, he is in the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, in Lodebar.
2 Samuel 9: Then king David sent, and fetched him out of the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, from Lodebar.
2 Samuel 17: And it came to pass, 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,
1 Chronicles 2: And afterward Hezron went in to the daughter of Machir the father of Gilead, whom he married when he was threescore years old; and she bare him Segub.
1 Chronicles 2: And he took Geshur, and Aram, with the towns of Jair, from them, with Kenath, and the towns thereof, even threescore cities. All these belonged to the sons of Machir the father of Gilead.
1 Chronicles 7: The sons of Manasseh; Ashriel, whom she bare: (but his concubine the Aramitess bare Machir the father of Gilead:
1 Chronicles 7: And Machir took to wife the sister of Huppim and Shuppim, whose sister's name was Maachah;) and the name of the second was Zelophehad: and Zelophehad had daughters.
1 Chronicles 7: And Maachah the wife of Machir bare a son, and she called his name Peresh; and the name of his brother was Sheresh; and his sons were Ulam and Rakem.
1 Chronicles 7: And the sons of Ulam; Bedan. These were the sons of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh.

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Easton's Bible Dictionary - Machir
Sold.
Manasseh's oldest son (Joshua 17:1 ), or probably his only son (see 1 Chronicles 7:14,15 ; 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 32:39,40 ; 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 ).



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).


Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Machir
1. Manasseh's oldest son by a Syrian or Aramite concubine (1 Chronicles 7:14). Joseph had Machir's children upon his knees (Genesis 50:23), i.e. they were adopted by Joseph from their birth. Gilead was his son, and Abiah his daughter. A large part of the country E. of Jordan was subdued by his powerful family (Numbers 32:39; Deuteronomy 3:15). The rest of the family crossed Jordan. So powerful was the family that "Machir" supplants the name of "Manasseh" in Judges 5:14; Judges 5:17; Joshua 13:31-29.

2. Son of Ammiel of Lodebar, a Gileadite chief; sheltered Mephibosheth, Jonathan's lame son; afterward, influenced probably by David's kindness to the same youth, supplied David with necessaries when fleeing from Absalom (2 Samuel 9:4; 2 Samuel 17:27-29).

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Machir
MACHIR. 1. The eldest ‘son’ of Manasseh ( Joshua 17:1 ), the only son ( Numbers 26:29 ). Machir was also the ‘father of the Gilead.’ These names are ethnographic, and their use suggests that the Machirites were either coterminous with the tribe of Manasseh (wh. see) or were its most warlike part. Settled on the W. of Jordan, they invaded N. Gilead some time after the days of Deborah, and so became the ‘father of the Gilead.’ 2. Son of Ammiel of Lo-debar on the E. of Jordan. He clung to the house of Saul as long as possible, and afterwards victualled David’s men when that king was fleeing from Ahsalom ( 2 Samuel 9:5 ; 2 Samuel 17:27 ).

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Holman Bible Dictionary - Machir
(may' kihr) Personal name meaning “sold.” 1. Oldest son of Manasseh and grandson of Joseph (Joshua 17:1 ). He was the father of Gilead (Joshua 17:1 ), Peresh, and Sheresh (1 Chronicles 7:16 ), and a daughter whose name is not given (1 Chronicles 2:21 ). He had a brother named Asriel (1 Chronicles 7:14 ) and a wife named Maacah (1 Chronicles 7:16 ). Machir was the head of the family called the Machirites (Numbers 26:29 ). Apparently Machir along with his family had a reputation for being expert warriors (Joshua 17:1 ). “Because he was a man of war,” Machir was allotted the territory of Bashan and Gilead, east of the Jordan (Joshua 17:1 ). Apparently the territory of the Machirites started at the site of Mahanaim, on the Jabbok River, extended northward, and included the region around the Yarmuk River (Joshua 13:29-31 ).

2. Son of Ammiel and member of the tribe of Manasseh. He came from the site of Lo-debar, perhaps a village near Mahanaim. He is recognized in the Old Testament for the assistance he provided Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan (2 Samuel 9:1 , especially 2 Samuel 9:4-5 ) and David during the period of Absalom's rebellion (2 Samuel 17:27-29 ). See Manasseh .

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The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Machir
The son of Manasseh, Genesis 50:23. The name signifies, he that sells. There was another of the same name, 2 Samuel 9:5.

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Machir
1. Eldest son of Manasseh, and father of Gilead. His descendants were warlike and were the foremost in the tribe. Genesis 50:23 ; Numbers 26:29 ; Numbers 32:39,40 ; Joshua 17:1,3 ; Judges 5:14 ; 1 Chronicles 2:21,23 ; 1 Chronicles 7:14-17 .

2. Son of Ammiel: he gave refuge to Mephibosheth and sent supplies to David when he fled from Absalom. 2 Samuel 9:4,5 ; 2 Samuel 17:27 .

Hitchcock's Bible Names - Machir
Selling; knowing
American Tract Society 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, Judges 5:14 .

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

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Machirites - (muh' kih ritess) See Machir
Makir - (may' kir) NIV spelling of Machir
Machirites - Descendants of Machir father of Gilead
Hammoleketh - Apparently the daughter of Machir
Peresh - A ‘son’ of Machir ( 1 Chronicles 7:16 )
Peresh - Son of Machir, a descendant of Manasseh
Sheresh - Son of Machir, a son of Manasseh
ma'Chirites, the, - the descendants of Machir the father of Gilead
pe'Resh - (dung ), the son of Machir by his wife Maachah
Hammolecheth - The daughter of Machir and sister of Gilead ( 1 Chronicles 7:17 f
ra'Kem - (flower garden ), a descendant of Machir the son of Manasseh
Hammol'Eketh - (the queen ), a daughter of Machir and sister of Gilead
She'Resh - (root ), son of Machir the son of Manasseh by his wife Manchah
Hammoleketh - The queen, the daughter of Machir and sister of Gilead (1 Chronicles 7:17,18 )
Lodebar - Here at the house of Machir, son of Ammiel, Mephibosheth found a home after Saul's death (2 Samuel 9:4-5) Perhaps the Debir of Joshua 13:26, where Lidebir is the Hebrew (the "l" is part of the word, not as KJV "of"). Machir remembered David's kindness to Mephibosheth in the distress of the latter, therefore sent provisions to David in his distress at Mahanaim (W
Aramitess - She was mother of Machir, son of Manasseh
lo-de'Bar - It was the native place of Machir-ben-Ammiel
Machir - Machir. Machir was also the ‘father of the Gilead. ’ These names are ethnographic, and their use suggests that the Machirites were either coterminous with the tribe of Manasseh (wh
Jair - Son of Segub, a descendant of Judah but called 'son of Manasseh' from his mother the daughter of Machir. He is also called one of 'the sons of Machir, the father of Gilead
Machir - Machir was the head of the family called the Machirites (Numbers 26:29 ). Apparently Machir along with his family had a reputation for being expert warriors (Joshua 17:1 ). “Because he was a man of war,” Machir was allotted the territory of Bashan and Gilead, east of the Jordan (Joshua 17:1 ). Apparently the territory of the Machirites started at the site of Mahanaim, on the Jabbok River, extended northward, and included the region around the Yarmuk River (Joshua 13:29-31 )
Ammiel - Ammiel, the son of Gemal, (Numbers 13:12) Ammiel, the father of Machir, (2 Samuel 9:4) and Ammiel, the son of Obededom, (1 Chronicles 26:5) And the name is, indeed, most desirable, meaning, the people of my God, from Arum and :...
Shuppim - Apparently a son of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 7:12 ) but related to Machir in 1 Chronicles 7:15
Ammiel - Father of Machir of Lo-debar
Rekem - A clan of Machir ( 1 Chronicles 7:16 [AV [Note: Authorized Version
am'mi-el - ... Father of Machir of Lo-debar
Edrei - The clan of Machir in the tribe of Manasseh laid claim to the city (Joshua 13:31 )
Lodebar - Here dwelt Machir the Ammonite, who assisted David in his flight from Absalom, and there lived Mephibosheth, Jonathan's lame son
Zelophehad - Son of Hepher; descendant of Manasseh by Machir (Joshua 17:3)
Havoth-Jair - In late life Hezron married the daughter of Machir, the father of Gilead. All these were descendants of Machir, father of Gilead” ( 1 Chronicles 2:23 NRSV)
Ammiel - ... ... The father of Machir of Lo-debar, in whose house Mephibosheth resided (2 Samuel 9:4,5 ; 17:27 )
Ammiel - Father of Machir ( 2 Samuel 9:4 f
ma'Chir - (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
Zelo'Phehad - (first-born ), son of Zepher, son of Gilead, son of Machir, son of Manasseh
Abiezer - He is called the son of Hammolecheth, sister of Machir, the son of Manasseh ( 1 Chronicles 7:18 )
Shobi - According to 2 Samuel 17:27 , a son of Nahash the king of Ammon, who, with Machir of Lo-debar, showed kindness to David when he fled to Mahanaim at the time of Absalom’s rebellion
Ashtaroth - Allotted to Machir, son of Manasseh; and, out of Manasseh's portion, then allotted to the sons of Gershom, their other Levitical city here being Golan (Joshua 21:27), called Be-eshterah (i
Bedan - A descendant of Machir and Manasseh (1 Chronicles 7:17 )
lo-Debar - ” After Saul and Jonathan had been defeated on Mount Gibeon (1 Samuel 31:1-13 ), Mephibosheth, Jonathan's lame son (2 Samuel 4:4 ) took refuge with Machir in the city of Lo-Debar (2 Samuel 9:4 )—a city of Gad located in the eastern part of Gilead just south of the Sea of Chinnereth (Galilee). David later needed the assistance of Machir of Lo-Debar during the rebellion of Absalom (2 Samuel 17:27 )
lo-Debar - ” After Saul and Jonathan had been defeated on Mount Gibeon (1 Samuel 31:1-13 ), Mephibosheth, Jonathan's lame son (2 Samuel 4:4 ) took refuge with Machir in the city of Lo-Debar (2 Samuel 9:4 )—a city of Gad located in the eastern part of Gilead just south of the Sea of Chinnereth (Galilee). David later needed the assistance of Machir of Lo-Debar during the rebellion of Absalom (2 Samuel 17:27 )
Adoption - Thus, 1 Chronicles 2:21 , Machir, grandson of Joseph, and father of Gilead, Numbers 26:29 , gave his daughter to Hezron, "who took her; and was a son of sixty years," sixty years of age, "and she bare hi Segub; and Segub begat Jair, who had twenty-three cities in the land of Gilead," Joshua 13:30 1 Kings 4:13 . However, as well he as his posterity, instead of being reckoned to the family of Judah, as they would have been by their paternal descent from Hezron, is reckoned as sons of Machir, the father of Gilead. Nay, more, it appears, Numbers 32:41 , that this Jair, who was in fact the son of Segub, the son of Segub, the son of Hezron, the son of Judah, is expressly called "Jair, the son of Manasseh," because his maternal great-grandfather was Machir to the son of Manasseh
Machir - Joseph had Machir's children upon his knees (Genesis 50:23), i. So powerful was the family that "Machir" supplants the name of "Manasseh" in Judges 5:14; Judges 5:17; Joshua 13:31-29
Manasseh - Machir there ( Judges 5:14 ) seems to take the place of Manasseh. ] ’s story of Reuben’s and Gad’s settlement on the East Jordan, which tells us that the children of Machir, the son of Manasseh, went to Gilead and took it. As we have seen in Judges 5:14 , where Machir takes the place of Manasseh, he appears to be in possession on the West; and Machir, the son of Manasseh, is said to have gone to Gilead and taken it ( Numbers 32:39 ), and if so, he must have operated from his original seat. ... As we have already seen, the tribe on the West was represented by Machir (Judges 5:1-31 ). One lot only is consequently assigned to them, the limits of which are roughly sketched in Joshua 16:1-3 , Joshua 17:1-18 gives Gilead and Bashan to Machir (making no mention of Jair and Nobah), and Joshua 17:2 begins to tell of the assignments to the remainder of the Manassite clans, but fails to do so. It should be said that the names of the rest of the sons of Manasseh, Abiezer, Helek, Asriel, Shechem, Hepher, Shemida, as well as the five daughters of Zelophehad, the great-grandson of Machir, are probably all place-names, as some of them certainly are, and not personal names. ... Whether Joseph was a tribe has been doubted, because there is no mention of it in Judges 5:1-31 , and the fact that the name Machir appears to be from the root mâchar , ‘to sell,’ has raised the question whether the story of Joseph’s sale into Egypt did not arise in connexion with it
Ammiel - Father of Machir, in whose house Mephibosheth, son of Jonathan and grandson of Saul, lived after the death of his father and grandfather
Bashan-Havoth-Jair - ... The 23 Havoth Jair, with Kenath and its dependent towns, 37, conquered by Nobah (a family of sons of Machir related to Jair), amounted to "threescore in all. " Bashan or Argob was divided between two chief families of Machir the Manassite, namely, that of Nobah who conquered Kenath and her dependencies, and Jair who conquered and named the Havoth Jair
Jair - Son of Segub, who was son of Hezron by his third wife, daughter and heiress in part of Machir (father of Gilead) of Manasseh (1 Chronicles 2:21-22-23; Deuteronomy 3:14-15)
Maacah, Maachah - Wife of Machir, son of Manasseh
Maacah - This nation is perhaps personified as the wife (ally) of Machir at 1 Chronicles 7:16
Gil'e-ad - ... Son of Machir, grandson of Manasseh
ma'Achah - (1 Chronicles 2:48 ) ... The daughter of Talmai king of Geshur, and mother of Absalom (1 Chronicles 3:2 ) also called Maacah in Authorized Version of (2 Samuel 3:3 ) ... The wife of Machir the Manassite
Maacah - Wife of Machir ( 1 Chronicles 7:15 f
Mephib'Osheth - (2 Samuel 4:4 ) After this he is found a home with Machir ben-Ammiel a powerful Gadite, who brought him up, and while here was married
Mephibosheth - He had been for a considerable time living in obscurity with Machir in Lodebar beyond Jordan, near Mahanaim, his uncle Ishbosheth's seat of government, when David through Ziba heard of him, and for the sake of Jonathan, and his promise respecting Jonathan's seed (1 Samuel 20:15; 1 Samuel 20:42), restored to him all the land of Saul and admitted him to eat bread at his table at Jerusalem continually. (See Machir
Ephraim - In the Song of Deborah (Judges 5:1-31 ) it is the ‘family’ Machir, the firstborn ( Joshua 17:1 ), the only ( Genesis 50:23 ) son of Manasseh, that is mentioned, not a Manasseh tribe. Ephraim, Machir, and Benjamin were apparently closely related, and in early times formed a group of clans known as ‘Joseph
Ashtaroth - The sons of Machir received it as a part of their inheritance in the land (Joshua 13:31 )
Gilead - A person (or personified sept), son of the Manassite Machir ( Numbers 26:29 , 1 Chronicles 2:21 ), and grandfather of Zelophehad ( Numbers 27:1 )
Judah - Out of Machir came down governors, and out of Zebulon they that handle the Shebeth of the Scribes. The governors of Machir, and the pen of the writer of Zebulon, are put in parallel rank of equal dignity and importance
Deborah - Barak, at her call, summoned these (to whom the central tribes, Ephraim, Manasseh (Machir), and Benjamin in part sent contingents, Judges 20:14) in a long train (draw: Judges 5:6-7) toward the broad topped mount Tabor
Adoption - ... In 1 Chronicles 2, Machir gives his daughter to Hezron of Judah; she bore Segub, father of Jair
Tribes of Israel, the - The Blessing of Jacob (Genesis 49:22-26 ) mentions only Joseph; the Blessing of Moses (Deuteronomy 33:13-17 ) begins with Joseph and notes Ephriam and Manasseh, the song of Deborah (Judges 5:14 ) speaks of Ephraim and Machir. See Machir . For instance the sons of Machir, Manasseh's son took the land of Gilead and drove out the Amorites who occupied it ( Numbers 32:39 ; compare Judges 5:14 ); while other descendants of Manasseh engaged in the activities of the conquest elsewhere (Numbers 32:41-42 )
Manasseh (1) - ) Manasseh's son by an Aramitess (Syrian) concubine, Machir, had children "borne upon Joseph's knees" (Genesis 50:23), i
Mephibosheth - And the king said unto him, Where is he? And Ziba said unto the king, Behold, he is in the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, from Lo-debar. Then King David sent and fetched Mephibosheth out of the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, from Lo-debar. How Mephibosheth's heart had overflowed with gratitude to David when the royal command came that he was to leave Machir's house in Lo-debar, and was henceforth to take up his quarters in the king's house in Jerusalem! All Mephibosheth's morosity and misanthropy melted off his heart that day
Genealogy - In Deuteronomy 3:15 we are told that Moses gave Gilead to Machir, son of Manasseh
Barzillai - But it is not great lords only like Barzillai of Rogelim and Machir of Lodebar and Shobi of Rabbah who are summoned to show hospitality