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Bible Dictionaries

Smith's Bible Dictionary

Machir

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Ma'chir. (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; Deuteronomy 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; 2 Samuel 17:27-29.

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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Machir'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/sbd/m/machir.html. 1901.

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