Machir (May´kihr; possibly Heb., “hireling” or “property [of God]”)

1 The son of Ammiel from Lo-debar who harbored Mephibosheth, Saul’s grandson (2Sam 9:4-5), and was an ally of David (2Sam 17:27). 2 Either the oldest (Josh 17:1-2) or only (Num 26:29) son of Manasseh.

2Sam 9:4-5

4The king said to him, “Where is he?” Ziba said to the king, “He is in the house of Machir son of Ammiel, at Lo-debar.”5Then King David sent and brought him fro ... View more

2Sam 17:27

27When David came to Mahanaim, Shobi son of Nahash from Rabbah of the Ammonites, and Machir son of Ammiel from Lo-debar, and Barzillai the Gileadite from Rogeli ... View more

Josh 17:1-2

The Other Half-Tribe of Manasseh (West)
1Then allotment was made to the tribe of Manasseh, for he was the firstborn of Joseph. To Machir the firstborn of Manass ... View more

Num 26:29

29The descendants of Manasseh: of Machir, the clan of the Machirites; and Machir was the father of Gilead; of Gilead, the clan of the Gileadites.

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