What does Manasseh mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
מְנַשֶּׁ֔ה the eldest son of Joseph and progenitor of the tribe of Manasseh. 23
מְנַשֶּׁ֑ה the eldest son of Joseph and progenitor of the tribe of Manasseh. 16
מְנַשֶּׁ֖ה the eldest son of Joseph and progenitor of the tribe of Manasseh. 13
מְנַשֶּׁ֗ה the eldest son of Joseph and progenitor of the tribe of Manasseh. 11
מְנַשֶּׁ֥ה the eldest son of Joseph and progenitor of the tribe of Manasseh. 10
מְנַשֶּׁ֣ה the eldest son of Joseph and progenitor of the tribe of Manasseh. 9
מְנַשֶּׁה֙ the eldest son of Joseph and progenitor of the tribe of Manasseh. 9
מְנַשֶּֽׁה the eldest son of Joseph and progenitor of the tribe of Manasseh. 7
וּמְנַשֶּׁ֖ה the eldest son of Joseph and progenitor of the tribe of Manasseh. 4
הַֽמְנַשֶּׁ֑ה the eldest son of Joseph and progenitor of the tribe of Manasseh. 3
מְנַשֶּׁ֛ה the eldest son of Joseph and progenitor of the tribe of Manasseh. 3
מְנַשֶּׁ֤ה the eldest son of Joseph and progenitor of the tribe of Manasseh. 3
הַֽמְנַשֶּׁ֗ה the eldest son of Joseph and progenitor of the tribe of Manasseh. 2
הַֽמְנַשֶּׁ֜ה the eldest son of Joseph and progenitor of the tribe of Manasseh. 2
לִמְנַשֶּׁ֕ה the eldest son of Joseph and progenitor of the tribe of Manasseh. 2
הַֽמְנַשֶּֽׁה the eldest son of Joseph and progenitor of the tribe of Manasseh. 2
μανασσῆ the first born son of Joseph. / the son of Hezekiah 2
וּמְנַשֶּׁ֔ה the eldest son of Joseph and progenitor of the tribe of Manasseh. 2
מְנַשֶּׁ֜ה the eldest son of Joseph and progenitor of the tribe of Manasseh. 2
וּמְנַשֶּֽׁה the eldest son of Joseph and progenitor of the tribe of Manasseh. 2
מְנַשֶּׁה֮ the eldest son of Joseph and progenitor of the tribe of Manasseh. 2
הַֽמְנַשֶּׁה֙ the eldest son of Joseph and progenitor of the tribe of Manasseh. 2
מִֽמְּנַשֶּׁ֡ה the eldest son of Joseph and progenitor of the tribe of Manasseh. 1
הַֽמְנַשִּׁ֔י descendants of Manasseh 1
וּמְנַשֶּׁ֗ה the eldest son of Joseph and progenitor of the tribe of Manasseh. 1
בִּמְנַשֶּׁ֔ה the eldest son of Joseph and progenitor of the tribe of Manasseh. 1
מְנַ‪‬שֶּׁ֜ה the eldest son of Joseph and progenitor of the tribe of Manasseh. 1
הַֽמְנַשֶּׁ֨ה the eldest son of Joseph and progenitor of the tribe of Manasseh. 1
וּמִֽמְּנַשֶּׁ֞ה the eldest son of Joseph and progenitor of the tribe of Manasseh. 1
לִמְנַשֶּׁ֔ה the eldest son of Joseph and progenitor of the tribe of Manasseh. 1
וְלִמְנַשֶּׁ֖ה the eldest son of Joseph and progenitor of the tribe of Manasseh. 1
לִמְנַשֶּׁ֜ה the eldest son of Joseph and progenitor of the tribe of Manasseh. 1
וּמְנַשֶּׁ֜ה the eldest son of Joseph and progenitor of the tribe of Manasseh. 1
לִמְנַשֶּֽׁה the eldest son of Joseph and progenitor of the tribe of Manasseh. 1
וְכִמְנַשֶּׁ֑ה the eldest son of Joseph and progenitor of the tribe of Manasseh. 1
וּמְנַשֶּׁ֑ה the eldest son of Joseph and progenitor of the tribe of Manasseh. 1
מְנַשֶּׁ֧ה the eldest son of Joseph and progenitor of the tribe of Manasseh. 1
μανασσῆς the first born son of Joseph. / the son of Hezekiah 1
יִפְגְּע֣וּן to encounter 1

Definitions Related to Manasseh

H4519


   1 the eldest son of Joseph and progenitor of the tribe of Manasseh.
      1a the tribe descended from Manasseh.
      1b the territory occupied by the tribe of Manasseh.
   2 son of king Hezekiah of Judah and himself king of Judah; he was the immediate and direct cause for the exile.
   3 a descendant of Pahath-moab who put away a foreign wife in the time of Ezra.
   4 a descendant of Hashum who put away a foreign wife in the time of Ezra.
   Additional Information: Manasseh = “causing to forget”.
   

G3128


   1 the first born son of Joseph.
   2 the son of Hezekiah, king of Judah.
   Additional Information: Manasseh = “forgetting”.
   

H4520


   1 descendants of Manasseh, son of Joseph and grandson of Jacob.
      1a specifically used only of that half that lived east of the Jordan.
      Additional Information: Manassites = Manasseh “causing to forget”.
      

H6293


   1 to encounter, meet, reach, entreat, make intercession.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to meet, light upon, join.
         1a2 to meet (of kindness).
         1a3 to encounter, fall upon (of hostility).
         1a4 to encounter, entreat (of request).
         1a5 to strike, touch (of boundary).
      1b (Hiphil).
         1b1 to cause to light upon.
         1b2 to cause to entreat.
         1b3 to make entreaty, interpose.
         1b4 to make attack.
         1b5 to reach the mark.
         

Frequency of Manasseh (original languages)

Frequency of Manasseh (English)

Dictionary

Easton's Bible Dictionary - Manasseh
Who makes to forget. "God hath made me forget" (Heb. nashshani), Genesis 41:51 .
The elder of the two sons of Joseph. He and his brother Ephraim were afterwards adopted by Jacob as his own sons (48:1). There is an account of his marriage to a Syrian (1 Chronicles 7:14 ); and the only thing afterwards recorded of him is, that his grandchildren were "brought up upon Joseph's knees" (Genesis 50:23 ; RSV, "born upon Joseph's knees") i.e., were from their birth adopted by Joseph as his own children. The tribe of Manasseh was associated with that of Ephraim and Benjamin during the wanderings in the wilderness. They encamped on the west side of the tabernacle. According to the census taken at Sinai, this tribe then numbered 32,200 (Numbers 1:10,35 ; 2:20,21 ). Forty years afterwards its numbers had increased to 52,700 (26:34,37), and it was at this time the most distinguished of all the tribes.
The half of this tribe, along with Reuben and Gad, had their territory assigned them by Moses on the east of the Jordan (Joshua 13:7-14 ); but it was left for Joshua to define the limits of each tribe. This territory on the east of Jordan was more valuable and of larger extent than all that was allotted to the nine and a half tribes in the land of Palestine. It is sometimes called "the land of Gilead," and is also spoken of as "on the other side of Jordan." The portion given to the half tribe of Manasseh was the largest on the east of Jordan. It embraced the whole of Bashan. It was bounded on the south by Mahanaim, and extended north to the foot of Lebanon. Argob, with its sixty cities, that "ocean of basaltic rocks and boulders tossed about in the wildest confusion," lay in the midst of this territory.
The whole "land of Gilead" having been conquered, the two and a half tribes left their wives and families in the fortified cities there, and accompanied the other tribes across the Jordan, and took part with them in the wars of conquest. The allotment of the land having been completed, Joshua dismissed the two and a half tribes, commending them for their heroic service (Joshua 22:1-34 ). Thus dismissed, they returned over Jordan to their own inheritance. (See ED .)
On the west of Jordan the other half of the tribe of Manasseh was associated with Ephraim, and they had their portion in the very centre of Palestine, an area of about 1,300 square miles, the most valuable part of the whole country, abounding in springs of water. Manasseh's portion was immediately to the north of that of Ephraim ( Joshua 16 ). Thus the western Manasseh defended the passes of Esdraelon as the eastern kept the passes of the Hauran.
The only son and successor of Hezekiah on the throne of Judah. He was twelve years old when he began to reign (2 Kings 21:1 ), and he reigned fifty-five years (B.C. 698-643). Though he reigned so long, yet comparatively little is known of this king. His reign was a continuation of that of Ahaz, both in religion and national polity. He early fell under the influence of the heathen court circle, and his reign was characterized by a sad relapse into idolatry with all its vices, showing that the reformation under his father had been to a large extent only superficial (Isaiah 7:10 ; 2 Kings 21:10-15 ). A systematic and persistent attempt was made, and all too successfully, to banish the worship of Jehovah out of the land. Amid this wide-spread idolatry there were not wanting, however, faithful prophets (Isaiah, Micah) who lifted up their voice in reproof and in warning. But their fidelity only aroused bitter hatred, and a period of cruel persecution against all the friends of the old religion began. "The days of Alva in Holland, of Charles IX. in France, or of the Covenanters under Charles II. in Scotland, were anticipated in the Jewish capital. The streets were red with blood." There is an old Jewish tradition that Isaiah was put to death at this time (2 Kings 21:16 ; 24:3,4 ; Jeremiah 2:30 ), having been sawn asunder in the trunk of a tree. Psalm 497377140,73,77,140 , and 141 seem to express the feelings of the pious amid the fiery trials of this great persecution. Manasseh has been called the "Nero of Palestine." Esarhaddon, Sennacherib's successor on the Assyrian throne, who had his residence in Babylon for thirteen years (the only Assyrian monarch who ever reigned in Babylon), took Manasseh prisoner (B.C. 681) to Babylon. Such captive kings were usually treated with great cruelty. They were brought before the conqueror with a hook or ring passed through their lips or their jaws, having a cord attached to it, by which they were led. This is referred to in 2 Chronicles 33:11 , where the Authorized Version reads that Esarhaddon "took Manasseh among the thorns;" while the Revised Version renders the words, "took Manasseh in chains;" or literally, as in the margin, "with hooks." (Compare 2 Kings 19:28 .)
The severity of Manasseh's imprisonment brought him to repentance. God heard his cry, and he was restored to his kingdom (2 Chronicles 33:11-13 ). He abandoned his idolatrous ways, and enjoined the people to worship Jehovah; but there was no thorough reformation. After a lengthened reign extending through fifty-five years, the longest in the history of Judah, he died, and was buried in the garden of Uzza, the "garden of his own house" (2 Kings 21:17,18 ; 2 Chronicles 33:20 ), and not in the city of David, among his ancestors. He was succeeded by his son Amon.
In Judges 18:30 the correct reading is "Moses," and not "Manasseh." The name "Manasseh" is supposed to have been introduced by some transcriber to avoid the scandal of naming the grandson of Moses the great lawgiver as the founder of an idolatrous religion.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Manasseh (1)
("causing to forget".) Joseph's firstborn by Asenath, whose birth "made him forget all his toil and all (the sorrow he endured through) his father's house" (Genesis 41:51). Jacob adopted them as his own, though "horn in Egypt" and by an alien to Israel (Genesis 48:5; Genesis 48:9); "as Reuben and Simeon they shall be mine," i.e. patriarchal heads of tribes, as Jacob's immediate sons were; Manasseh and Ephraim gave their names to separate tribes. Joseph had the portion of the firstborn by having the double portion, i.e. two tribal divisions assigned to his sons (1 Chronicles 5:1-2; compare Deuteronomy 21:17). When Joseph took Ephraim in his right toward Israel's left hand, and Manasseh in his left toward Israel's right hand, Israel put his right upon Ephraim the younger, and his left upon Manasseh wittingly, notwithstanding Joseph's remonstrance. Their name should be a formula of blessing, "God make thee as Ephraim and Manasseh," and they should "grow as fish do increase" (a natural image near the fish abounding Nile): Genesis 48:16; Genesis 48:20.
The term "thousands" is especially applied to Manasseh (Deuteronomy 33:17; Judges 6:15 margin.) Manasseh's son by an Aramitess (Syrian) concubine, Machir, had children "borne upon Joseph's knees" (Genesis 50:23), i.e. adopted as his from their birth. Manasseh, Ephraim, and Benjamin, the three sprung from Rachel, marched W. of the tabernacle. Moses in his last blessing (Deuteronomy 33:13-17) gives Joseph (i.e. Ephraim and Manasseh) the "precious things of the earth" by "the good will of Him that dwelt in the bush, "in contrast to Joseph's past "separation from his brethren," his horns like the two of the wild bull (not "unicorn"), namely, "the ten thousands of Ephraim and the thousands of Manasseh shall push," etc. At Sinai Manasseh numbered 32,200 (Numbers 1:10; Numbers 1:35; Numbers 2:20-21; Numbers 7:54-59), Ephraim 40,500. But 40 years later, at Jordan, Manasseh 52,700, Ephraim 32,590 (Numbers 26:34-37).
Manasseh here resumes his place as firstborn (his having two portions of Canaan, one on each side of Jordan, being also a kind of privilege of the firstborn), probably as having been foremost in the conquest of Gilead, the most impregnable portion of Palestine, as Lejah (asylum) the modern name of Argob implies; their inheritance was northern Gilead, Argob, and Bashan (Numbers 32:39-42; Deuteronomy 3:4; Deuteronomy 3:13-15; Joshua 17:1). Gideon, the greatest of the judges, and one whose son all but established hereditary monarchy in their line, and Jephthah, were samples of their warriors. They advanced from Bashan northwards to the base of Mount Hermon (1 Chronicles 5:23). When David was crowned at Hebron western Manasseh sent 18,000, eastern Manasseh with Gad and Reuben 120,000 armed men (1 Chronicles 12:31; 1 Chronicles 12:37). Moreover, a prince of each of the two sections of Manasseh stands on a level with the princes of entire tribes (1 Chronicles 27:20-21).
But because of apostasy from the God of their fathers to the gods of the people whom He destroyed before them, Manasseh was first cut short by the Syrian Hazael (2 Kings 10:32), then God stirred up the spirit of Pul and of Tiglath Pileser of Assyria to carry the eastern half of Manasseh, Reuben, and Gad captives to Halah, Habor, Hara, and the river Gozan (1 Chronicles 5:25-26). Manasseh failed to occupy all the territory assigned to them. "Geshur and Aram (Syria) took the 23 towns of Jair and the 37 of Kenath and her daughters, 60 in all, from them"; so 1 Chronicles 2:23 ought to be translated In Judges 10:4 we find Jair the judge in possession of 30 of them, recovered from the enemy. Reuben, Gad, and Manasseh successfully warred with and dispossessed the Hagarites with Jetar, Nephish, and Nodab (1 Chronicles 5:18-22). The western half of Manasseh failed for long to dispossess completely the Canaanites (Judges 1:27; Joshua 17:11-12).
On their complaining that but one portion had been allotted to them, and that the Canaanite chariots prevented their occupying the Esdraelon and Jordan plains, Joshua advised them to go into the wooded mountain, probably Carmel. Accordingly their towns Taanach, Megiddo, Ibleam, and Endor are in the region of Carmel, within the allotments of other tribes. Bethshean was in the hollow of the Ghor or Jordan valley, the connecting point between the eastern and the western Manasseh. Kerr shows that the land of Manasseh, instead of crossing the country from E. to W., occupied only half that space, and lay along the sea to the W., bounded on the E. by the range of Mount Carmel.
Joshua 17:7 defines its coast. En Tappuah is Atuf. The town was given to Ephraim, the land N. of it was Manasseh's. Conder thinks that Asher was separated from Manasseh by Zebulun, and that the Asher in Joshua 17:10 is Asherham-Michmethah (now Es Sireh) at the N.W. corner of Ephraim. Issachar lay to the E. of Ephraim and Manasseh, along the entire line of the Jordan, from the sea of Chinneroth to the wady Kelt not far from the Salt Sea: thus it was a triangle, its apex at Jericho, its base N. of the Jezreel plain (Palestine Exploration Quarterly Statement, January, 1877, p. 41-50). In the declension of the nation Isaiah (Isaiah 9:20-21) foretells that the two sons of Joseph, once so intimately united, should be rent into factions thirsting for one another's blood, "they shall eat every man the flesh of his own arm, Manasseh Ephraim, and Ephraim Manasseh, and they together against Judah."
After the fall of the ten tribes, Psalm 80 expresses Judah's prayer of sympathy for her sister: "give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, Thou that leadest Joseph like a flock. ... Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh (advancing at their head, as formerly in the pillar of cloud in the wilderness) ... come and save us." The book of Numbers (Numbers 2:17-24) represents these three kindred tribes together marching after the ark; so in the Psalms. Many out of Manasseh were among the penitents coming southwards to Judah, and joining in the spiritual revivals under Asa (2 Chronicles 15:9), Hezekiah (2 Chronicles 30:1; 2 Chronicles 30:10-11; 2 Chronicles 30:18; 2 Chronicles 31:1), and Josiah (2 Chronicles 34:6-9).
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Manasseh, King of Judah
Of all Judah’s kings, Manasseh was by far the worst. No sooner had he established his power than he began a program of demolishing all the reforms that his father Hezekiah had introduced. With fanatical anti-God zeal, he reintroduced foreign religious practices of every kind (2 Kings 21:1-9). Fifty-five years of his rule corrupted Judah to the extent that its destruction was inevitable (2 Kings 21:10-16).
Towards the end of Manasseh’s reign, Assyria attacked Judah and took Manasseh captive. Fearful of God’s punishment, he repented of his wrong and decided to reform. But his limited reforms could not undo the damage he had done over the previous half-century, and they produced no lasting results (2 Chronicles 33:10-20). He died in 642 BC (2 Kings 21:17-18). Even the sweeping reforms of Josiah a few years later were not able to rid Judah of Manasseh’s evil (2 Kings 23:24-27).
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Manasseh
MANASSEH. 1. In MT [1] and AV [2] of Judges 18:30 Manasseh is a scribal change for dogmatic purposes, the original being Moses (see Gershom, 1). 2. A son of Pahath-moab ( Ezra 10:30 [3]). 3. Son of Hashum ( Ezra 10:33 ). 4. 5. See next two articles.
MANASSEH. The firstborn son of Joseph, and full brother of Ephraim ( Genesis 41:51 f. [4] ]), by Asenath, the daughter of Poti-phera, priest of On (v. 48 [5] ]).
The popular etymology makes the name a Pi’çl ptcp. of the verb nâshâh , to forget.’ Josephus ( Ant . II. vi. 1) adopts this without criticism, as do our Hebrew Lexicons. In the Assyrian inscriptions the name appears as Minsç, Menase . In Isaiah 65:11 the god Meni (RV [6] ‘Destiny’) is associated with Gad , the god of Fortune. Some scholars, consequently, equate Manasseh with Men-nasa = ‘the god Men seized.’ ‘Apparently Manasseh succeeded in establishing friendly relations with the Canaanites at an early date. His name points to such influences’ (Niebuhr, Gesch. d. Ebr. Zeit . p. 252; cf. Siegfried, ‘Gad-Meni u. Gad-Manasse’ in Ztschr. f. prot. Theol ., 1875, p. 366 f.). Hogg, who in EBi [7] , s.v ., discusses the name at length, appears to favour the participial form, but (following Land) connects it with the Arahic nasâ , ‘to inflict an injury.’ He thus brings it into relation with the story of Jacob’s wrestling with the angel ( Genesis 32:1-32 ). ‘It would appear,’ so runs the conclusion, ‘that in the original story the epithet Manasseh was a fitting title of Jacob himself, which might be borne by his worshippers as in the case of Gad.’ But it is extremely unlikely that Jacob was originally regarded as a deity, as Luther ( ZATW [8] xxi. p. 68 ff.) also holds. The Babylonian form Ya‘qub-ilu found in the contract tablets of the period of Hammurabi (23rd cent. b.c.) and Jacdb-el (or -her ) found on the scarab of an Egyptian king of the Hyksos period, is not to be translated ‘Ya‘kub is god.’ As forms like Yakbar-ilu, Yamlik-ilu , etc., render probable, ilu is subject. Nevertheless, there may have been some original connexion between Manasseh and Jacob. Jacob’s name, we are told, was afterwards changed to Israel, and Manasseh is said to have been the elder brother of Ephraim, the name which later became almost synonymous with Israel, and, finally, in Judges 1:27-28 Manasseh and Israel appear to be used as equivalents. But where no better data are obtainable, we must confess ignorance as frankly as we reject the etymologizing tales of our sources.
In our oldest source bearing upon the early tribal settlement (Judges 5:1-31 ) the name of Manasseh does not appear, though that of Ephraim does. Machir there ( Judges 5:14 ) seems to take the place of Manasseh. In Genesis 50:23 (E [9] ) he is the only son of Manasseh; so also Numbers 26:29 ; Numbers 26:34 (P [10] ), but in Joshua 17:1 b (perh. J [11] ) he is the firstborn of Manasseh. In Numbers 32:39 ; Numbers 32:41-42 ( Numbers 32:40 is not original) we have an excerpt from JE [12] added to P [10] ’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. Jair, it is said, and Nobah, two other descendants of Manasseh, also look towns in Gilead, to which they gave their own names. But, according to Deuteronomy 3:13 , Moses, after completely exterminating the inhabitants, gave North Gilead, all Bashan, and Argob ‘to the half tribe of Manasseh’; cf. Joshua 13:29 ff. etc. In P [10] ’s account of the settlement of Reuben and Gad ( Numbers 32:1-42 ) there was nothing said originally of this half-tribe being associated with them. The whole story is told before the Manassites are brought in in Numbers 32:33 (cf. Joshua 13:21 ff. and ch. 17). The story of their early settlement on the East side is discredited by many scholars, who hold that the East was later conquered from the West. 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. In Joshua 17:14-18 we read of the complaint of the ‘children of Joseph’ to Joshua that he had given them (‘him’) only one lot, despite the fact that he was a great people. Nothing is said about any previous allotment by Moses on the East. Further, in Numbers 32:41 Bashan is conquered by Jair, who, according to Judges 10:3 , was a judge of Israel. The argument is strong but not cogent.
As we have already seen, the tribe on the West was represented by Machir (Judges 5:1-31 ). J [11] , the next oldest document, includes Ephraim and Manasseh in the phrase ‘sons of Joseph’ ( Joshua 16:1-4 ), ‘house of Joseph’ ( Joshua 17:17 [16] Joshua 18:5 , Judges 1:22-23 ; Judges 1:25 ). 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. But the ‘clan’ names, Abiezer, Shechem, and the names of the cities appended show that they were on the West. It is clear from what is said of the cities which were in Issachar and Asher ( Joshua 17:11 ff.) that they were only ideally in Manasseh’s territory, and that the latter was confined on the north to the hill-country. Like the rest of the tribes, they ‘were not able to drive out the Canaanites.’ When they made their complaint to Joshua ( Joshua 17:14-18 ) that they were too cramped in their abode to better themselves, he sententiously replied that being a great people as they boasted, they could clear out the mountain forests and develop in that way, and so ultimately get the upper hand of the Canaanites in the plains. 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.
For the clans see Joshua 17:1-2 (J [11] ), Numbers 26:28-34 (P [10] ), 1 Chronicles 7:14-19 ; 1 Chronicles 2:21-23 .
The tribe, owing to its situation, had much to endure during the Syrian wars (Amos 1:3 , 2 Kings 10:33 ), and, according to 1 Chronicles 5:25 , the eastern half was deported (b.c. 743) by Tiglath-pileser iii. (see Gad). See also Tribes of Israel.
James A. Craig.
MANASSEH , son of Hezekiah, reigned longer than any king of his line fifty-five years, according to our sources ( 2 Kings 21:1 ). His reign was remarkable for the religious reaction against the reforms which had been made by Hezekiah. The record ( 2 Kings 21:2-9 ) is that he built again the altars which Hezekiah had destroyed, and erected altars for Baal, and made an ashçrah , as Ahab king of Israel had done, and that he worshipped the host of heaven and served them. In restoring the old altars he doubtless thought he was returning to the early religion of the nation, and the Baal whom he worshipped was probably identified in the minds of the people with the national God Jahweh. The ashçrah was a well-known accompaniment of the altars of Jahweh down to the time of Hezekiah. In all this Manasseh’s measures may be called conservative, while his worship of the ‘host of heaven’ was no doubt a State necessity owing to the Assyrian rule. The sacrifice of his son and the practice of witchcraft and magic, of which he is accused, were also sanctioned by ancient Israelitish custom. The reaction was accompanied by active persecution of the prophetic party, which can hardly surprise us, toleration being an unknown virtue. On account of these sins, Manasseh is represented by later writers as the man who filled the cup of Judah’s iniquity to overflowing, and who thus made the final catastrophe of the nation inevitable.
H. P. Smith.
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Manasseh, Tribe of
Among the tribes of Israel there were two, Ephraim and Manasseh, that took their names not from Jacob’s sons but from his grandsons. Ephraim and Manasseh were the sons of Joseph.
When Jacob determined to give the firstborn’s blessing to Joseph instead of to Reuben (for Reuben had disqualified himself by raping one of his father’s concubines; Genesis 35:22; Genesis 49:3-4; 1 Chronicles 5:1-2), he raised Joseph’s two sons to the same status as Joseph’s brothers (Genesis 48:5-6). As a result Joseph, through his two sons, received two tribes, but each of his brothers received only one. Though Manasseh was born before Ephraim, Ephraim’s tribe was senior to Manasseh’s (Genesis 48:12-20).
Manasseh differed from all other tribes in Israel in that it was divided into two portions. Half the tribe lived in Canaan (the area between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea) and the other half lived in the area east of Jordan (Joshua 22:7). In all there were nine and a half tribes in Canaan and two and a half east of Jordan.
Manasseh
Manasseh (ma-năs'seh), forgetting. 1. The first-born of Joseph. When he and his brother Ephraim were boys, and Jacob, their grandfather, was about to die, Joseph took them into the patriarch's presence to receive his blessing. Genesis 48:5-20. Nothing further is known of the personal history of Manasseh. The eastern part of the tribe of Manasseh prospered much and spread to Mount Hermon, but they finally mixed with the Canaanites, adopted their idolatry, became scattered as Bedouins in the desert, and were the first to be carried away into captivity by the kings of Assyria. 1 Chronicles 5:25. The western Manasseh, of which only a few glimpses are visible in the later history of Israel, always showed itself on the right side; as, for instance, in the cases of Asa, 2 Chronicles 15:9; Hezekiah, 2 Chronicles 30:1; 2 Chronicles 30:11; 2 Chronicles 30:18, and Josiah, 2 Chronicles 34:6; 2 Chronicles 9:2. Son and successor of Hezekiah, king of Judah, ascended the throne at the age of twelve years, b.c. 696. The earlier part of his reign was distinguished for acts of impiety and cruelty, 2 Kings 21:1-26, and he succeeded in drawing his subjects away from the Lord to such an extent that the only kind of worship which was not allowed in Judah was that of Jehovah. 2 Kings 21:2-9. Having supported the Babylonian viceroy in his revolt against Assyria, he was at last taken captive by the Assyrian king and ignominiously transported to Babylon. Upon his repentance, however, he was liberated, and returned to his capital, where he died b.c. 641, after having done much to repair the evils of bis former life. 2 Chronicles 33:1-20.
3. The territory of Manasseh occupied by a tribe descended from Joseph, and divided into two portions—one east of the Jordan, and the other west of it 1. East of the Jordan.— The country of Manasseh east of the Jordan included half of Gilead, the Hauran, Bashan, and Argob. 1 Chronicles 5:18-23. The extensive pastures of Gilead and Bashan gave the best scope for the half-nomad and herdsman's life led by this portion of the tribe. Psalms 68:15. The people were powerful and brave, taking a leading part in the wars of Gideon, of Jephthah, and of David. See also Gilead and Bashan. 2. West of the Jordan.— The portion of the half-tribe of Manasseh on the west of the Jordan extended from the Mediterranean to the Jordan, and lay between Asher and Issachar on the north and Ephraim on the south. Joshua 17:7-10. They also gained some towns in Carmel within the bounds of Issachar, probably by capturing them from the ancient Canaanites. Joshua 17:11-18. The dominant position of Ephraim seems to have obscured the power of Manasseh, and this portion of their country is frequently joined with Ephraim in the biblical allusions.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Manasseh
(muh nass' sseh) A personal name meaning “God has caused me to forget” (trouble). 1. One of at least two sons born to Joseph by Asenath (Genesis 41:50-51 ). Manasseh was adopted by Jacob as one to receive his blessing. Along with Ephraim, Manasseh became one of the twelve tribes of Israel and received a landed inheritance. In almost typical Old Testament fashion, Manasseh, the elder brother, did not receive the blessing of the firstborn (Genesis 48:13-20 ). Jacob crossed his hands and gave that blessing to Ephraim. When the Promised Land was apportioned, half of the tribe of Manasseh, the elder brother, did not receive the blessing of the firstborn (Genesis 48:13-20 ). Jacob crossed his hands and gave that blessing to Ephraim. When the Promised Land was apportioned, half of the tribe of Manasseh settled on the east bank of the Jordan and half on the west. See Tribes of Israel.
2. King of Judah (696-642 B.C.) who was a son of Hezekiah (2 Kings 20:21 ). His was the longest reign of any Judean king. Manasseh's reign was known as one of unfaithfulness to Yahweh. Second Kings blames him for Judah's ultimate destruction and exile (2 Kings 21:10-16 ).
Holman Bible Dictionary - Manasseh, Prayer of
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Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Manasseh (2)
MANASSEH.—The well-known king of Judah, mentioned as a link in our Lord’s genealogy, Matthew 1:10.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Manasseh
See Tribes.
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Manasseh
The eldest son of Joseph. (Genesis 41:51) His name was given him by his father, because, he said, God had made him forget all his toil, and all his father's house. The word in the margin of the Bible is forgetting, from Nahash, to forget. There was another Manasseh, son of Hezekiah, whose history we have, 2 Kings 20:1-21; 2Ki 21:1-26
Hitchcock's Bible Names - Manasseh
Forgetfulness; he that is forgotten
Chabad Knowledge Base - Manasseh
(Son of Joseph): (a) Joseph’s eldest son. Born in Egypt before the onset of the fateful famine. His grandfather Jacob elevated him and his brother Ephraim to the status of progenitors of tribes within the nation of Israel. According to the Midrash, he served as his father's interpreter in the royal court. (b) A common Jewish name.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Manasseh
1. Eldest son of Joseph and Asenath, and head of one of the tribes of Israel. When Jacob blessed the two sons of Joseph he crossed his hands so that Ephraim the younger son should have the chief blessing. And when Moses blessed the twelve tribes he spoke of the ten thousands of Ephraim, but the thousands of Manasseh. Nothing personally is recorded of Manasseh. Genesis 41:51 : Genesis 48:1-20 ; Genesis 50:23 .
The tribe numbered at the first census 32,200 and forty years later they were 52,700. Being a numerous tribe they had a large possession in the north on the east of the upper Jordan and of the Sea of Galilee. They conquered the mountaineers of Gilead, Bashan, and Argob; but with the Reubenites and Gadites were the first to be carried away captive by Pul and Tiglath-pileser. 1 Chronicles 5:18-26 . Those on the east of the Jordan are often called the half-tribe of Manasseh; the other half were on the west of the Jordan, about the centre of the land, between Ephraim and Issachar.
When Hezekiah invited the twelve tribes to join him in keeping a passover to Jehovah, certain of the tribe of Manasseh humbled themselves and went to Jerusalem. 2 Chronicles 30:11 . In Psalm 80:2 we read, "Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh stir up thy strength, and come and save us," in allusion to these three being the tribes that immediately followed the ark of God in the wilderness. Numbers 2:17-22 . The tribe is called MANASSES in Revelation 7:6 .
2. King of Judah: he was son of Hezekiah and father of Amon. He began to reign when twelve years of age, and reigned 55 years: B.C. 698-643. The records concerning him are few, but very sad. He worshipped the host of heaven and built altars for them in the courts of the house of the Lord. He made his son to pass through the fire, and dealt with familiar spirits. Of him it is said that he exceeded the heathen in wickedness! and shed much innocent blood. He was warned by God's prophets, but ceased not to do evil. As he began to reign when young, it is probable that he had not been under good instructors.
God brought the king of Assyria against Manasseh, who took him 'among the thorns,' or 'bound him with chains of brass,' and carried him to Babylon. There Manasseh, in his affliction, greatly humbled himself, and prayed to the Lord his God. His prayer was heard, and he was restored to Jerusalem. Then he knew that Jehovah was God. He removed the idols, repaired the altar of the Lord, and sacrificed to Him. He commanded Judah to serve Jehovah the God of Israel. Thus God gave repentance to this wicked king, for His mercy endureth for ever. He is often held up as a trophy of God's marvellous grace in Old Testament times, as Saul of Tarsus and the thief on the cross are given under the New Testament dispensation. 2 Kings 20:21 ; 2 Kings 21:1-20 ; 2 Kings 23:12,26 ; 2 Chronicles 33 ; Jeremiah 15:4 . He is called MANASSES in Matthew 1:10 .
3. Father of Gershom, the father of Jonathan, the idolatrous priest in the tribe of Dan. Judges 18:30 . Jerome, the Vulgate, three Hebrew MSS, and two or three ancient copies of the LXX read Moses instead of Manasseh. In many Hebrew MSS the letter nun (N) is written over or between the letters mem (M) and shin (S), so as to alter the name of Moses to Manasseh. The reason alleged by the Rabbis for the supposed correction is that the copyists desired to clear the name of Moses from the obloquy of having a descendant among idolaters in Israel. We have no other trace of a Gershom being the son of Manasseh; but there was one well known as the son of Moses. Doubtless Moses should be read instead of Manasseh.
4,5. Two who had married strange wives. Ezra 10:30,33 .
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Manasseh
the eldest son of Joseph, and grandson of the patriarch Jacob, Genesis 41:50 , was born, A.M. 2290, B.C. 1714. The name Manasseh signifies forgetfulness, because Joseph said, "God hath made me forget all my toil, and all my father's house." When Jacob was going to die, Joseph brought his two sons to him, that his father might give them his last blessing, Genesis 48. Jacob, having seen them, adopted them. The tribe of Manasseh came out of Egypt in number thirty-two thousand two hundred men, upward of twenty years old, under the conduct of Gamaliel, son of Pedahzur, Numbers 2:20-21 . This tribe was divided in the land of promise. One half tribe of Manasseh settled beyond the river Jordan, and possessed the country of Bashan, from the river Jabbok, to Mount Libanus; and the other half tribe of Manasseh settled on this side Jordan, and possessed the country between the tribe of Ephraim south, and the tribe of Issachar north, having the river Jordan east, and the Mediterranean Sea west, Joshua xvi; 17.
2. MANASSEH, the fifteenth king of Judah, and son and successor of Hezekiah, was twelve years old when he began to reign, and reigned fifty- five years, 2 Kings 20:21 ; 2 Kings 21:1-2 ; 2 Chronicles 33:1-2 , &c. His mother's name was Hephzibah. He did evil in the sight of the Lord; worshipped the idols of the land of Canaan; rebuilt the high places that his father Hezekiah had destroyed; set up altars to Baal; and planted groves to false gods. He raised altars to the whole host of heaven, in the courts of God's house; made his son pass through the fire in honour of Moloch; was addicted to magic, divinations, auguries, and other superstitions; set up the idol Astarte in the house of God; finally, he involved his people in all the abomination of the idolatrous nations to that degree, that Israel committed more wickedness than the Canaanites, whom the Lord had driven out before them. To all these crimes Manasseh added cruelty; and he shed rivers of innocent blood in Jerusalem. The Lord being provoked by so many crimes, threatened him by his prophets, "I will blot out Jerusalem as a writing is blotted out of a writing tablet." The calamities which God had threatened began toward the twenty-second year of this impious prince.
The king of Assyria sent his army against him, who, seizing him among the briers and brambles where he was hid, fettered his hands and feet, and carried him to Babylon, 2 Chronicles 33:11-12 , &c. It was probably Sargon or Esar-haddon, king of Assyria, who sent Tartan into Palestine, and who taking Azoth, attacked Manasseh, put him in irons, and led him away, not to Nineveh, but to Babylon, of which Esar-haddon had become master, and had reunited the empires of the Assyrians and the Chaldeans. Manasseh, in bonds at Babylon, humbled himself before God, who heard his prayers, and brought him back to Jerusalem; and Manasseh acknowledged the hand of the Lord. Manasseh was probably delivered out of prison by Saosduchin, the successor of Esar-haddon, 2 Chronicles 33:13-14 , &c. Being returned to Jerusalem, he restored the worship of the Lord; broke down the altars of the false gods; abolished all traces of their idolatrous worship; but he did not destroy the high places: which is the only thing Scripture reproaches him with, after his return from Babylon. He caused Jerusalem to be fortified; and he inclosed with a wall another city, which in his time was erected west of Jerusalem, and which went by the name of the second city, 2 Chronicles 33:14 . He put garrisons into all the strong places of Judah. Manasseh died at Jerusalem, and was buried in the garden of his house, in the garden of Uzza, 2 Kings 21:18 . He was succeeded by his son Amon.
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Manasseh
1. The eldest son of Joseph, born in Egypt. His descendants constituted a full tribe. This was divided in the promised land: one part having settled east of the Jordan, in the country of Bashan, from the river Jabbok northwards; and the other west of the Jordan, between Ephraim and Issachar, extending from the Jordan to the Mediterranean. It was far inferior to Ephraim in wealth and power, according to the prediction of Jacob, Genesis 41:50,51 48:1-22 Joshua 16:10 .
2. The son and impious successor of the good Hezekiah, king of Judah. He began to reign at twelve years old, B. C. 698, and reigned fifty-five years. For his shocking idolatries, tyranny, and cruelties, God suffered him to be carried as a prisoner to Babylon in the twenty-second year of his reign, probably by Esarhaddon king of Assyria. Here, however, he so humbled himself that God moved the Assyrians to restore him to his throne, as a tributary; and thenceforth he set himself to undo the evil he had done. He abolished the idols he had worshipped and the diviners he had consulted; accomplished many reforms for the spiritual and material good of his kingdom; repaired the defenses of Jerusalem, enclosing with Ophel on the southeast; and strengthened the walled cities of Judah. After a reign longer than that of any other king of Judah, he died in peace and was buried in Jerusalem, 2 Kings 21:1-26 2 Chronicles 33:24 .

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Manas'Ses -
Manasseh, king of Judah. (Matthew 1:10 ) ...
Manasseh the son of Joseph
Manasses - See Manasseh
Uzza - Strengh, a garden in which Manasseh and Amon were buried (2 Kings 21:18,26 ). Manasseh may probably have acquired it from some one of this name
Half Tribe - Used to designate a segment of the tribe of Manasseh which received territory on both sides of the Jordan river. The term usually refers to that part of Manasseh dwelling to the east of the Jordan along with Reuben and Gad (Numbers 32:33 ; Deuteronomy 3:13 ; Joshua 1:12 ; Joshua 4:12 ; Joshua 22:1 ). Those living west of the Jordan are sometimes called “the rest of the tribe of Manasseh” (Joshua 17:2 NRSV) or the “other half” ( Joshua 22:7 )
Manasseh (1) - patriarchal heads of tribes, as Jacob's immediate sons were; Manasseh and Ephraim gave their names to separate tribes. When Joseph took Ephraim in his right toward Israel's left hand, and Manasseh in his left toward Israel's right hand, Israel put his right upon Ephraim the younger, and his left upon Manasseh wittingly, notwithstanding Joseph's remonstrance. Their name should be a formula of blessing, "God make thee as Ephraim and Manasseh," and they should "grow as fish do increase" (a natural image near the fish abounding Nile): Genesis 48:16; Genesis 48:20. ...
The term "thousands" is especially applied to Manasseh (Deuteronomy 33:17; Judges 6:15 margin. ) Manasseh's son by an Aramitess (Syrian) concubine, Machir, had children "borne upon Joseph's knees" (Genesis 50:23), i. Manasseh, Ephraim, and Benjamin, the three sprung from Rachel, marched W. Ephraim and Manasseh) the "precious things of the earth" by "the good will of Him that dwelt in the bush, "in contrast to Joseph's past "separation from his brethren," his horns like the two of the wild bull (not "unicorn"), namely, "the ten thousands of Ephraim and the thousands of Manasseh shall push," etc. At Sinai Manasseh numbered 32,200 (Numbers 1:10; Numbers 1:35; Numbers 2:20-21; Numbers 7:54-59), Ephraim 40,500. But 40 years later, at Jordan, Manasseh 52,700, Ephraim 32,590 (Numbers 26:34-37). ...
Manasseh here resumes his place as firstborn (his having two portions of Canaan, one on each side of Jordan, being also a kind of privilege of the firstborn), probably as having been foremost in the conquest of Gilead, the most impregnable portion of Palestine, as Lejah (asylum) the modern name of Argob implies; their inheritance was northern Gilead, Argob, and Bashan (Numbers 32:39-42; Deuteronomy 3:4; Deuteronomy 3:13-15; Joshua 17:1). When David was crowned at Hebron western Manasseh sent 18,000, eastern Manasseh with Gad and Reuben 120,000 armed men (1 Chronicles 12:31; 1 Chronicles 12:37). Moreover, a prince of each of the two sections of Manasseh stands on a level with the princes of entire tribes (1 Chronicles 27:20-21). ...
But because of apostasy from the God of their fathers to the gods of the people whom He destroyed before them, Manasseh was first cut short by the Syrian Hazael (2 Kings 10:32), then God stirred up the spirit of Pul and of Tiglath Pileser of Assyria to carry the eastern half of Manasseh, Reuben, and Gad captives to Halah, Habor, Hara, and the river Gozan (1 Chronicles 5:25-26). Manasseh failed to occupy all the territory assigned to them. Reuben, Gad, and Manasseh successfully warred with and dispossessed the Hagarites with Jetar, Nephish, and Nodab (1 Chronicles 5:18-22). The western half of Manasseh failed for long to dispossess completely the Canaanites (Judges 1:27; Joshua 17:11-12). Bethshean was in the hollow of the Ghor or Jordan valley, the connecting point between the eastern and the western Manasseh. Kerr shows that the land of Manasseh, instead of crossing the country from E. of it was Manasseh's. Conder thinks that Asher was separated from Manasseh by Zebulun, and that the Asher in Joshua 17:10 is Asherham-Michmethah (now Es Sireh) at the N. of Ephraim and Manasseh, along the entire line of the Jordan, from the sea of Chinneroth to the wady Kelt not far from the Salt Sea: thus it was a triangle, its apex at Jericho, its base N. In the declension of the nation Isaiah (Isaiah 9:20-21) foretells that the two sons of Joseph, once so intimately united, should be rent into factions thirsting for one another's blood, "they shall eat every man the flesh of his own arm, Manasseh Ephraim, and Ephraim Manasseh, and they together against Judah. Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh (advancing at their head, as formerly in the pillar of cloud in the wilderness) . Many out of Manasseh were among the penitents coming southwards to Judah, and joining in the spiritual revivals under Asa (2 Chronicles 15:9), Hezekiah (2 Chronicles 30:1; 2 Chronicles 30:10-11; 2 Chronicles 30:18; 2 Chronicles 31:1), and Josiah (2 Chronicles 34:6-9)
Argob - A city in Bashan and Manasseh east of the Jordan; also the region around it. This was very fertile, and contained at one time sixty walled towns, which were taken by Jair the son of Manasseh, and called after him, Deuteronomy 1:4,13,14 1 Kings 4:13
Shemida(h) - ” Clan head among the Gileadites in tribe of Manasseh (Numbers 26:32 ; compare Joshua 17:2 ; 1 Chronicles 7:19 ). The Samaritan Ostraca lists Shemida as a territorial name in territory of Manasseh
Ishod - Descendant of Manasseh
Helek - A portion, (Joshua 17:2 ), descended from Manasseh
Manassites - (muh nass' ssitess) Members of tribe of Manasseh
Gaddi - The spy who represented Manasseh (Numbers 13:11)
Sheresh - Root, a descendant of Manasseh (1 Chronicles 7:16 )
Manasseas - MANASSEAS ( 1E Esther 9:31 ) = Manasseh, Ezra 10:30
Ashriel - Descendant of Manasseh
Aniam - A man of Manasseh ( 1 Chronicles 7:19 )
Meshullemeth - Wife of Manasseh king of Judah
Jahdiel - Head of a family in Manasseh
Nophet - A province in Zebulun and Manasseh
Susi - Father of Gaddi, of the tribe of Manasseh
Hanniel - Son of Ephod and a prince of Manasseh
Peresh - Son of Machir, a descendant of Manasseh
Sheresh - Son of Machir, a son of Manasseh
Ahian - Son of Shemidah, a descendant of Manasseh
Rakem - Son of Sheresh, a descendant of Manasseh
Aniam - Son of Shemidah, of the tribe of Manasseh
Likhi - Son of Shemidah, of the tribe of Manasseh
Manasseh - Manasseh was adopted by Jacob as one to receive his blessing. Along with Ephraim, Manasseh became one of the twelve tribes of Israel and received a landed inheritance. In almost typical Old Testament fashion, Manasseh, the elder brother, did not receive the blessing of the firstborn (Genesis 48:13-20 ). When the Promised Land was apportioned, half of the tribe of Manasseh, the elder brother, did not receive the blessing of the firstborn (Genesis 48:13-20 ). When the Promised Land was apportioned, half of the tribe of Manasseh settled on the east bank of the Jordan and half on the west. Manasseh's reign was known as one of unfaithfulness to Yahweh
Meshullemeth - Wife of king Manasseh and mother of Amon ( 2 Kings 21:19 )
Rakem - ” Grandson of Manasseh (1 Chronicles 7:16 )
Jabesh-Gilead - A city beyond Jordan, in the half tribe of Manasseh
Jot'Bah - (goodness ), the native place of Meshullemeth, the queen of Manasseh
Lik'hi - (learned ), a Manassite, son of Shemidah the son of Manasseh
Hananiel - (the favor of God ), son of Ephod and prince of Manasseh
Likhi - ” Member of tribe of Manasseh (1 Chronicles 7:19 )
Haruz - Father of Meshullemeth wife of Manasseh, and mother of king Amon
Manassites - Descendants of Manasseh, son of Joseph
Meshullemeth - Friend, the wife of Manasseh, and the mother of Amon (2 Kings 21:19 ), Kings of Judah
Helek, Helekites - Son of Gilead, of the tribe of Manasseh, and his descendants
Mah'Lah - (disease ), the eldest of the five daughters of Zelophehad the grandson of Manasseh
ra'Kem - (flower garden ), a descendant of Machir the son of Manasseh
Manasseh (2) - MANASSEH
Ahian - ” A member of tribe of Manasseh (1 Chronicles 7:19 )
a'Ner - (boy ), a city of Manasseh, west of Jordan, with "suburbs," given to the Kohathites
a'Ner - (boy ), a city of Manasseh, west of Jordan, with "suburbs," given to the Kohathites
Gli'e-Adites, the, - (Numbers 26:29 ; Judges 10:3 ; 12:4,5 ), a branch of the tribe of Manasseh, descended from Gilead
ha'Ruz - (zealous ), a man of Jotbah, father of Meshullemeth queen of Manasseh
Manas'Sites, the, - that is, the members of the tribe of Manasseh
Tappuah - A city on the border of Ephraim and Manasseh; the city belonged to Ephraim, the land or district named from it to Manasseh
Haruz - Eager, the father of Meshullemeth, the wife of king Manasseh (2 Kings 21:19 ) and mother of king Amon
She'Resh - (root ), son of Machir the son of Manasseh by his wife Manchah
Jah'di-el - (whom Jehovah makes joyful ), a chieftain of Manasseh on the east of Jordan
Pedahzur - Father of Gamaliel, of the tribe of Manasseh
Kanah, River - Brook between Ephraim and Manasseh
Hodaviah - Of the tribe of Manasseh
Havoth-Jair - The villages of Jair, so called from being in the lot of Jair the son of Manasseh
Hephzibah - My delight, the mother of Manasseh, 2 Kings 21:1 , and a name given to the church, Isaiah 62:4
Jahdiel - ” Military hero and leader in the East Manasseh tribe (1 Chronicles 5:24 )
Pedahzur - Rock of redemption, the father of Gamaliel and prince of Manasseh at the time of the Exodus (Numbers 1:10 ; 2:20 )
Gaddi - Fortunate, the representative of the tribe of Manasseh among the twelve "spies" sent by Moses to spy the land (Numbers 13:11 )
Asenath - Daughter of Poti-pherah, priest of On, wife of Joseph, and mother of Manasseh and Ephraim
Ulam - Son of Sheresh, a descendant of Manasseh
he'Lek - (portion ), one of the descendants of Manasseh, and second son of Gilead, ( Numbers 26:30 ) and founder of the Helekites
Manasseh - The name Manasseh signifies forgetfulness, because Joseph said, "God hath made me forget all my toil, and all my father's house. The tribe of Manasseh came out of Egypt in number thirty-two thousand two hundred men, upward of twenty years old, under the conduct of Gamaliel, son of Pedahzur, Numbers 2:20-21 . One half tribe of Manasseh settled beyond the river Jordan, and possessed the country of Bashan, from the river Jabbok, to Mount Libanus; and the other half tribe of Manasseh settled on this side Jordan, and possessed the country between the tribe of Ephraim south, and the tribe of Issachar north, having the river Jordan east, and the Mediterranean Sea west, Joshua xvi; 17. Manasseh, the fifteenth king of Judah, and son and successor of Hezekiah, was twelve years old when he began to reign, and reigned fifty- five years, 2 Kings 20:21 ; 2 Kings 21:1-2 ; 2 Chronicles 33:1-2 , &c. To all these crimes Manasseh added cruelty; and he shed rivers of innocent blood in Jerusalem. It was probably Sargon or Esar-haddon, king of Assyria, who sent Tartan into Palestine, and who taking Azoth, attacked Manasseh, put him in irons, and led him away, not to Nineveh, but to Babylon, of which Esar-haddon had become master, and had reunited the empires of the Assyrians and the Chaldeans. Manasseh, in bonds at Babylon, humbled himself before God, who heard his prayers, and brought him back to Jerusalem; and Manasseh acknowledged the hand of the Lord. Manasseh was probably delivered out of prison by Saosduchin, the successor of Esar-haddon, 2 Chronicles 33:13-14 , &c. Manasseh died at Jerusalem, and was buried in the garden of his house, in the garden of Uzza, 2 Kings 21:18
Hoglah - ” Daughter of Zelophehad in tribe of Manasseh (Numbers 26:33 )
Michmethah - Hiding-place, a town in the northern border of Ephraim and Manasseh, and not far west of Jordan (Joshua 16:6 ; 17:7 )
Ishhod - ” Member of tribe of Manasseh east of the Jordan (1 Chronicles 7:18 )
Michmethah - Boundary of Ephraim and Manasseh
i'Shod - (man of glory ), one of the tribe of Manasseh on the east of Jordan, son of Hammoleketh
Machir - The son of Manasseh, Genesis 50:23
Entappuah - Spring on the boundary of Manasseh
Nathan-Melech - An officer in the court of Manasseh, king of Judah, 2 Kings 23:11
Dothan - City of Manasseh, west of the Jordan
Kanah - The name of a brook that forms part of the boundary between Ephraim and Manasseh (Joshua 16:8 ; Joshua 17:9 ). Some of the cities of Manasseh, however, were south of the brook Kanah (Joshua 16:9 )
Amon (2) - Son and successor of Manasseh in the throne of Judah ("skillful in his art", Hebrew). Possibly the name was given by Manasseh, when an idolater, from the Egyptian god
Beeshterah - Levitical city in Manasseh, east of Jordan
Zilthai - A captain of Manasseh who resorted to David at Ziklag
Pedahzur - The father of the prince of the tribe of Manasseh ( Numbers 1:10 ; Numbers 2:20 ; Numbers 7:54 ; Numbers 7:59 ; Numbers 10:22 )
Amon - The fourteenth king of Judah, son of Manasseh, began to reign B. He did evil in the sight of the Lord, as his father Manasseh had done, by forsaking Jehovah and worshipping idols
Adnah -
A chief of the tribe of Manasseh who joined David at Ziklag (1Chronicles 12:20)
Nodab - An Arab tribe warred with by Reuben, Gad, and half Manasseh (1 Chronicles 5:19-22)
Zilthai - A captain of thousands of Manasseh; joined David at Ziklag (1 Chronicles 12:20)
as'Riel, - the son of Gilead and great-grandson of Manasseh
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A chief of the tribe of Manasseh (1 Chronicles 12:20 )
Shemida - Son of Gilead; ancestor of the SHEMIDAITES (Numbers 26:32), who obtained their lot among the male children of Manasseh (Joshua 17:2)
Zereda or Zeredathah - A city of Manasseh, near Beth-shean, 1 Kings 11:26 2 Chronicles 4:17 ; supposed to be the same with Zerenath, Judges 7:22 , and perhaps ZARETAN
Beeshterah - A Levitical city, in Manasseh beyond the Jordan, Joshua 21:27
Allotment - Manasseh claimed a vast territory even farther north, stretching from Mahanaim to Mt. The second half of Manasseh lay north of Dan and Ephraim, extending from the Jordan to the Mediterranean. Manasseh's southern boundary included Michmethath and the brook Kanah. Cities within Zebulun and Issachar also were claimed by Manasseh. Issachar and Zebulun dwelt in small inland tracts north of Manasseh. Naphtali lay between Asher, Zebulun, Isaschar, and Manasseh, and claimed Hazor and Beth-shemesh. Dan also occupied a small portion of land to the far north, between Manasseh and Naphtali
Manasseh - Manasseh (ma-năs'seh), forgetting. Nothing further is known of the personal history of Manasseh. The eastern part of the tribe of Manasseh prospered much and spread to Mount Hermon, but they finally mixed with the Canaanites, adopted their idolatry, became scattered as Bedouins in the desert, and were the first to be carried away into captivity by the kings of Assyria. The western Manasseh, of which only a few glimpses are visible in the later history of Israel, always showed itself on the right side; as, for instance, in the cases of Asa, 2 Chronicles 15:9; Hezekiah, 2 Chronicles 30:1; 2 Chronicles 30:11; 2 Chronicles 30:18, and Josiah, 2 Chronicles 34:6; 2 Chronicles 9:2. The territory of Manasseh occupied by a tribe descended from Joseph, and divided into two portions—one east of the Jordan, and the other west of it 1. — The country of Manasseh east of the Jordan included half of Gilead, the Hauran, Bashan, and Argob. — The portion of the half-tribe of Manasseh on the west of the Jordan extended from the Mediterranean to the Jordan, and lay between Asher and Issachar on the north and Ephraim on the south. The dominant position of Ephraim seems to have obscured the power of Manasseh, and this portion of their country is frequently joined with Ephraim in the biblical allusions
Manasseh - And when Moses blessed the twelve tribes he spoke of the ten thousands of Ephraim, but the thousands of Manasseh. Nothing personally is recorded of Manasseh. Those on the east of the Jordan are often called the half-tribe of Manasseh; the other half were on the west of the Jordan, about the centre of the land, between Ephraim and Issachar. ...
When Hezekiah invited the twelve tribes to join him in keeping a passover to Jehovah, certain of the tribe of Manasseh humbled themselves and went to Jerusalem. In Numbers 2:17-228 we read, "Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh stir up thy strength, and come and save us," in allusion to these three being the tribes that immediately followed the ark of God in the wilderness. ...
God brought the king of Assyria against Manasseh, who took him 'among the thorns,' or 'bound him with chains of brass,' and carried him to Babylon. There Manasseh, in his affliction, greatly humbled himself, and prayed to the Lord his God. Jerome, the Vulgate, three Hebrew MSS, and two or three ancient copies of the LXX read Moses instead of Manasseh. In many Hebrew MSS the letter nun (N) is written over or between the letters mem (M) and shin (S), so as to alter the name of Moses to Manasseh. We have no other trace of a Gershom being the son of Manasseh; but there was one well known as the son of Moses. Doubtless Moses should be read instead of Manasseh
Sheresh - ” Descendant of Manasseh (1 Chronicles 7:16 ) as well as the name of a city in the kingdom of Ugarit
Zilthai - ...
One of the captains of the tribe of Manasseh who joined David at Ziklag (1 Chronicles 12:20 )
Salcah - Wandering, a city of Bashan assigned to the half tribe of Manasseh (Deuteronomy 3:10 ; Joshua 12:5 ; 13:11 ), identified with Salkhad, about 56 miles east of Jordan
Aniam - ” A member of tribe of Manasseh (1 Chronicles 7:19 )
Gaddi - ” Spy from the tribe of Manasseh sent by Moses to examine the land of Canaan prior to Israel's conquest (Numbers 13:11 )
Ulam - Descendant of Manasseh (1 Chronicles 7:16-17 )
Bileam - (bil' ee am) City given to Levites from tribal territory of western Manasseh
Aramitess - She was mother of Machir, son of Manasseh
Gaulan or Golan - A Levitical town of Bashan, in Manasseh beyond Jordan
Zelo'Phehad - (first-born ), son of Zepher, son of Gilead, son of Machir, son of Manasseh. (Numbers 14:35 ; 27:3 ) On his death without male heirs, his five daughters, just after the second numbering in the wilderness, came before Moses and Eleazar to claim the inheritance of their father in the tribe of Manasseh
Belmaim - Bileam in Manasseh lay farther north than Dothan
Azriel - Headof one of the families of the half tribe of Manasseh
je-e'Zer - (father of help ), ( Numbers 26:30 ) the name of a descendant of Manasseh and founder of the family of the Jeezerites
Manasseh - Manasseh. ]'>[2] of Judges 18:30 Manasseh is a scribal change for dogmatic purposes, the original being Moses (see Gershom, 1). ...
Manasseh. Some scholars, consequently, equate Manasseh with Men-nasa = ‘the god Men seized. ’ ‘Apparently Manasseh succeeded in establishing friendly relations with the Canaanites at an early date. ‘It would appear,’ so runs the conclusion, ‘that in the original story the epithet Manasseh was a fitting title of Jacob himself, which might be borne by his worshippers as in the case of Gad. Nevertheless, there may have been some original connexion between Manasseh and Jacob. Jacob’s name, we are told, was afterwards changed to Israel, and Manasseh is said to have been the elder brother of Ephraim, the name which later became almost synonymous with Israel, and, finally, in Judges 1:27-28 Manasseh and Israel appear to be used as equivalents. ...
In our oldest source bearing upon the early tribal settlement (Judges 5:1-31 ) the name of Manasseh does not appear, though that of Ephraim does. Machir there ( Joshua 17:1-263 ) seems to take the place of Manasseh. ]'>[9] ) he is the only son of Manasseh; so also Joshua 17:1-18 ; Numbers 26:34 (P [11] ) he is the firstborn of Manasseh. ]'>[10] ’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. Jair, it is said, and Nobah, two other descendants of Manasseh, also look towns in Gilead, to which they gave their own names. But, according to Deuteronomy 3:13 , Moses, after completely exterminating the inhabitants, gave North Gilead, all Bashan, and Argob ‘to the half tribe of Manasseh’; cf. 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. ]'>[11] , the next oldest document, includes Ephraim and Manasseh in the phrase ‘sons of Joseph’ ( Joshua 16:1-4 ), ‘house of Joseph’ ( Joshua 17:17
Manasseh , son of Hezekiah, reigned longer than any king of his line fifty-five years, according to our sources ( Judges 5:14 ). In all this Manasseh’s measures may be called conservative, while his worship of the ‘host of heaven’ was no doubt a State necessity owing to the Assyrian rule. On account of these sins, Manasseh is represented by later writers as the man who filled the cup of Judah’s iniquity to overflowing, and who thus made the final catastrophe of the nation inevitable
Epher - Related to Ophrah, Gideon's native place in Manasseh W
Hephzi-Bah - The mother of Manasseh, king of Judah ( 2 Kings 21:1 )
Zil'Tha-i - (1 Chronicles 8:20 ) ...
One of the captains of thousands of Manasseh who deserted to David at Ziklag
Azriel - half tribe of Manasseh ( 1 Chronicles 5:24 )
Bil'Eam - (foreigners ), a town in the western half of the tribe of Manasseh, named only in ( 1 Chronicles 6:70 ) same as Ibleam and Gath-rimmon
as'Enath - (worshipper of Neith ), daughter of Potipherah, priest, or possibly prince, of On [1], wife of Joseph, (Genesis 41:45 ) and mother of Manasseh and Ephraim
Jair - On his father's side, of Judah; on his mother's side, of Manasseh. 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). His designation from his mother, not his father, was probably owing to his settling in Manasseh E
Hammolecheth - ” Sister of Gilead in genealogy of Manasseh in the unparalleled list of 1 Chronicles 7:18
Hephzibah -
The wife of Hezekiah and mother of king Manasseh (2 Kings 21:1 )
en-Tappuah - ” A spring near the town of Tappuah which marked the border of the tribe of Manasseh and Ephraim (Joshua 17:7 )
be-Esh-Terah - (house of Ashterah ), one of the two cities allotted to the sons of Gershon out of the tribe of Manasseh beyond Jordan
Naphish - Reuben, Gad, and half Manasseh made war with Naphish's tribe and were conquerors
Bileam - A town in the western half of Manasseh, given to the Kohathites (1 Chronicles 6:70)
Bileam - Levitical city in Manasseh, west of the Jordan
Kanah - A brook which separated Ephraim and Manasseh, and fell into the Mediterranean north of Joppa, Joshua 16:8 17:9
Havoth-ja'ir - (villages of Jair ), certain villages on the east of Jordan, in Gilead or Bashan, which were taken by Jair the son of Manasseh, and called after his name. ( Numbers 32:41 ; 3:14) In the records of Manasseh in (Joshua 13:30 ) and 1 Chronicles 2:23 The Havoth-jair are reckoned with other districts as making up sixty "cities
Asenath - She was the mother of Manasseh and Ephraim (50-52; 46:20)
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A city of Manasseh given to the Levites of Kohath's family (1 Chronicles 6:70 )
Bileam - A Levitical city of Manasseh, the same as Ibleam of Joshua 17:11 , Jdg 1:27 , 2 Kings 9:27 : prob
Ibleam - City assigned to Manasseh, but situate in Issachar or Asher
Heph'zi-Bah - ( Isaiah 62:4 ) ...
The queen of King Hezekiah and the mother of Manasseh
Asenath - She was the mother of Iphraim and Manasseh, Genesis 41:45 ; 46:20
u'Lam -
A descendant of Gilead, the grandson of Manasseh and father of Bedan
Golan - Levitical city of Manasseh
Kenath - A city of Gilead, in the tribe of Manasseh; captured by Nobah, Numbers 32:42; a place of splendor and importance under Rome; a Christian bishop's see; 20 miles from Bostra; now called Kunawat
Megiddo - A city of Manasseh, rendered remarkable for the death of Josiah, (2 Kings 23:29) It seems derived from Magad, rich fruit
Hephzibah - Wife of Hezekiah and mother of Manasseh
Aner - A town of Manasseh, west of the Jordan assigned to the Levites
Megiddo - a city of the tribe of Manasseh, famous for the battle fought there between Pharaoh-Necho and King Josiah, in which the latter was defeated and mortally wounded, Joshua 17:11 ; Judges 1:27 ; 2 Kings 23:29
Adnah - One of the captains of thousands, of the tribe of Manasseh, who joined David in Ziklag
Abiezer - He is called the son of Hammolecheth, sister of Machir, the son of Manasseh ( 1 Chronicles 7:18 ). His descendants formed one of the smallest clans belonging to the Gileadite branch of the tribe of Manasseh, the best known member of which was Gideon
Abiezer - Son of Manasseh and grandson of Joseph (Joshua 17:2 ; 1 Chronicles 7:18 ). Territory belonging to clan of Abiezer of tribe of Manasseh located in southwest part of Manasseh's territory and including towns of Elmattan, Ophrah, and Tetel
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The head of one of the families of trans-Jordanic Manasseh who were carried captive by Tiglath-pileser (1 Chronicles 5:24 )
Bashan-Havoth-Jair - The Bashan of the villages of Jair, the general name given to Argob by Jair, the son of Manasseh (Deuteronomy 3:14 ), containing sixty cities with walls and brazen gates (Joshua 13:30 ; 1 Kings 4:13 )
Helek - ” Son of Gilead from the tribe of Manasseh and original clan ancestor of the Helekites (Numbers 26:30 )
Hanniel - Representative of tribe of Manasseh on council which helped Joshua and Eleazar divide the land among the tribes (Numbers 34:23 )
Manasses - 1Es 9:33 = Manasseh , No
Asriel - ” A son of Gilead and clan, Asrielites, in the tribe of Manasseh (Numbers 26:31 )
Adnah - A military leader from the tribe of Manasseh who joined David at Ziklag (1 Chronicles 12:20 )
Chabakkuk - (6th century BCE) A contemporary of Joel and Nahum, he began prophesying during the reign of King Manasseh
Gath-Rimmon - ...
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Another city of the same name in Manasseh, west of the Jordan (Joshua 21:25 ), called also Bileam (1 Chronicles 6:70 )
Nahum - (a) (6th century BCE) A contemporary of Joel and Habakkuk, he prophesied during the reign of King Manasseh
Hodaviah - A chief of Manasseh on the east of the Jordan
Bedan - Son of Ulam, descendant of Manasseh
Epher - A chief of Manasseh, east of the Jordan
Gaulan - It was given to the half tribe of Manasseh, on the other side Jordan, Deuteronomy 4:43 ; and became a city of refuge, Joshua 21:27
Kanah - A river forming the boundary between Ephraim and Manasseh
Machir - The eldest ‘son’ of Manasseh ( Joshua 17:1 ), the only son ( Numbers 26:29 ). ’ These names are ethnographic, and their use suggests that the Machirites were either coterminous with the tribe of Manasseh (wh
Ephraim - Joseph, when he was apprised of his father's sickness, was anxious to obtain the recognition of his sons Manasseh and Ephraim. But he placed the younger, Ephraim, before the elder, Manasseh, "guiding his hands wittingly," in spite of Joseph's remonstrance, and prophetically declaring that the posterity of Ephraim should be far greater and more powerful than the posterity of Manasseh. The territory of Ephraim lay in the centre of Canaan, south of Manasseh and north of Benjamin and Dan, extending from the Jordan to the Mediterranean Sea
Iezer - Son of Gilead in tribe of Manasseh and original clan ancestor of Iezerites (Numbers 26:30 )
Shemida - ]'>[2] ] a ‘son’ of Manasseh; his descendants are enumerated in 1 Chronicles 7:19
Habakkuk - (6th century BCE) A contemporary of Joel and Nahum, he began prophesying during the reign of King Manasseh
Habakkuk (2) - (6th century BCE) A contemporary of Joel and Nahum, he began prophesying during the reign of King Manasseh
Ibleam - A city with dependent villages, belonging to Manasseh, yet situated in Asher or Issachar (probably the latter)
Ashurbanipal - He included Manasseh of Judah among his tributaries, and kept an Assyrian garrison at Gezer
Og - After which his country was given to the tribe of Reuben, Gad, and the half tribe of Manasseh, Numbers 21:33
Jabesh - or JABESH-GILEAD, the name of a city in the half tribe of Manasseh, east of Jordan
en-Tappuah - A place on the boundary of Manasseh ( Joshua 17:7 )
Aner - City of Manasseh, W
Asenath - She was mother of Ephraim and Manasseh (Genesis 41:50-51 )
Machir - A son of Manasseh, Genesis 50:23
Mich'Methah - (hiding-place ), a place which formed one of the landmarks of the boundary of the territories of Ephraim and Manasseh on the western side of Jordan
Ibleam - People-waster, a city assigned to Manasseh (Joshua 17:11 ), from which the Israelites, however, could not expel the Canaanites (Judges 1:27 )
Nodab - ” Tribe conquered by Reuben, Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh (1 Chronicles 5:18 )
Eliel -
A chief of Manasseh, on the east of Jordan (1 Chronicles 5:24 )
Saw Asunder - Some have seen here a reference to the tradition of Isaiah's martyrdom under Manasseh
Michmethah - A landmark between Ephraim and Manasseh W
Beeshterah - ” Place east of the Jordan from territory of tribe of Manasseh set aside for the Levites (Joshua 21:27 )
Naphish - The tribe dwelt in Transjordan before being displaced by Reuben, Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh (1 Chronicles 5:19 )
Aner - A city from tribe of Manasseh given to Levites (1 Chronicles 6:70 )
Abi-e'Zer -
Eldest son of Gilead, and descendant of Manasseh
Dor - A royal city of the Canaanites, on the Mediterranean between Caesarea and mount Carmel; after the conquest it was assigned to Manasseh, Joshua 11:2 ; 12:23 ; 17:11 ; 1 Kings 4:11 ; 1 Chronicles 7:29
Machir - Oldest son of Manasseh and grandson of Joseph (Joshua 17:1 ). Son of Ammiel and member of the tribe of Manasseh. See Manasseh
Sanaballat - 441, in his absence the high priest Eliashib married his grandson Manasseh son of Joiada to a daughter of Sanballat and allowed Tobiah, a kinsman of Sanballat, an apartment in the temple. Nehemiah, on his return to Jerusalem, (the exact year of which is not known,) drove Tobiah out of the temple, and would not suffer Manasseh the high priest's grandson to continue in the city, nor to perform the functions of the priesthood. Manasseh being thus expelled retired to his father-in-law Sanballat, who provided him the means of exercising his priestly office on Mount Gerizim
Hozai - ” NAS literal transliteration of Hebrew text of 1 Chronicles 33:19 making Hozai a prophet who recorded the reign of King Manasseh
Ishi - A chief of East Manasseh ( 1 Chronicles 5:24 )
Endor - A place in Issachar, possessed by Manasseh, Joshua 17:11, where Sisera and Jabin were slain, Psalms 83:9-10, and where Saul consulted the witch
e'Phra-im - ) The first indication we have of that ascendancy over his elder brother Manasseh which at a later period the tribe of Ephraim so unmistakably possessed is in the blessing of the children by Jacob
e'Phra-im - ) The first indication we have of that ascendancy over his elder brother Manasseh which at a later period the tribe of Ephraim so unmistakably possessed is in the blessing of the children by Jacob
e'Phra-im - ) The first indication we have of that ascendancy over his elder brother Manasseh which at a later period the tribe of Ephraim so unmistakably possessed is in the blessing of the children by Jacob
e'Phra-im - ) The first indication we have of that ascendancy over his elder brother Manasseh which at a later period the tribe of Ephraim so unmistakably possessed is in the blessing of the children by Jacob
Isaiah, Martyrdom of - A Jewish narrative elaborating the sins of Manasseh (2 Kings 21:16 ). The narrative concerns Isaiah who makes predictions concerning the evil deeds of Manasseh
Ophrah - In Manasseh, not far from Shechem (Judges 9:1; Judges 9:5). Epher a head of Manasseh probably gave the name (1 Chronicles 5:24), migrating there with Abiezer and Shechem (Numbers 26:30; Joshua 17:2)
Joz'Abad -
A captain of the thousands of Manasseh, who deserted to David before the battle of Gilboa. ) ...
A hero of Manasseh, like the preceding
Azriel - Head of a family of eastern part of tribe of Manasseh (1 Chronicles 5:24 )
a'Mon - (1 Kings 22:26 ; 2 Chronicles 18:25 ) ...
King of Judah, son and successor of Manasseh, reigned two years, from B
Epher - Original ancestor of clan in tribe of Manasseh (1 Chronicles 5:24 )
Uzza - Owner of the garden in which Manasseh and Amon were buried (2Kings 21:18,2 Kings 21:26 )
uz'za, the Garden of, - the spot in which Manasseh king of Judah and his son Amon were buried. (2 Kings 21:18,26 ) It was the garden attached to Manasseh's palace
Taanach - In the division made by Joshua, it was given to Manasseh in the portion of Issachar and Asher
Gilead, Mount - It may be that the tribe of Manasseh on the west had named one of their mountains 'Gilead,' which is not mentioned elsewhere
Uzza - Owner of the garden in which Manasseh and Amon were buried (2Kings 21:18,2 Kings 21:26 )
Tribe - But this patriarch on his death-bed adopted Ephraim and Manasseh, the two sons of Joseph, and would have them also to constitute two tribes in Israel, Genesis 48:5 . In the division made by Joshua of the land of Canaan, Reuben, Gad, and half of Manasseh had their lot beyond Jordan, east; all the other tribes, and the remaining half of Manasseh had their distribution on this side the river, west
Hepher - He belonged to the tribe of Manasseh (Joshua 17:1-2 )
Gaulanitis - ), one of the cities of refuge in the territory of Manasseh (Joshua 20:8 ; 21:27 ; Deuteronomy 4:43 )
Fish Gate - A north gate of the second quarter of Jerusalem (Zephaniah 1:10 ) mentioned in connection with fortifications built by Manasseh (2 Chronicles 33:14 )
Jediael - A warrior of Manasseh who resorted to David at Ziklag
Gihon - Hezekiah stopped the upper water-course of Gihon, and Manasseh built a wall on the west side of Gihon
Dor - A royal city of the Canaanites, Joshua 11:2; Joshua 12:23, within the territory of Asher, but allotted to Manasseh, Joshua 17:11; Judges 1:27; 1 Chronicles 7:29, and it was one of Solomon's provision-districts, 1 Kings 4:11; now Tantûra, eight miles north of Cæsarea, where there are considerable ruins
ib'le-am - (devouring the people ), a city of Manasseh, with villages or towns dependent on it
Manasseh, King of Judah - Of all Judah’s kings, Manasseh was by far the worst. ...
Towards the end of Manasseh’s reign, Assyria attacked Judah and took Manasseh captive. Even the sweeping reforms of Josiah a few years later were not able to rid Judah of Manasseh’s evil (2 Kings 23:24-27)
Gad (2) - The territory given to the tribe of Gad lay east of the Jordan, north of that allotted to Reuben, and south of that given to Manasseh on that side of the river. This tribe, in the wilderness, was placed with Simeon and Reuben on the south of the tabernacle; with Reuben and the half of Manasseh, it occupied the pasture grounds on the east of the Jordan
Megiddo, Megiddon - City and valley on the borders of Issachar and Manasseh. Later it is mentioned among the cities from which Manasseh did not drive out the inhabitants; "the Canaanites would dwell in that land
Hephzibah - In 2 Kings 21:1 , the mother of Manasseh, king of Judah
Ephraim - His grandfather Jacob elevated him and his brother Manasseh to the status of progenitors of tribes within the nation of Israel
Havoth-Jair -
Jair, the son of Manasseh, took some villages of Gilead and called them by this name (Numbers 32:41 )
Pedaiah - The father of Joel, ruler of the half-tribe of Manasseh (1 Chronicles 27:20 )
Mahlah - Married her cousin and received her portion of territory in Manasseh, according to the special law of inheritance as to heiresses, so that "the name of their father was not done away from among his family because he had no son" (Numbers 27:1-11)
Abel-Meholah - It pertained to the half tribe of Manasseh
Zelophehad - Son of Hepher, of the tribe of Manasseh
Dor - Its king was slain, but Manasseh could not drive out its inhabitants
Jair - The eighth judge of Israel, in Gilead of Manasseh, B
Salchah - A city of Bashan, conquered by the Jews and assigned to Manasseh, Deuteronomy 3:10 Joshua 12:5 13:11
ka'Nah - " (Joshua 19:28 ) ...
The river, a stream falling into the Mediterranean, which formed the division between the territories of Ephraim and Manasseh, the former on the sought, the latter on the north
Hodavi'ah -
A man of Manasseh, one of the heads of the half tribe on the east of Jordan (1 Chronicles 5:24 ) (B
az'Riel -
The head of a house of the half tribe of Manasseh beyond Jordan, a man of renown
Abiezer - Great-grandson of Manasseh, Numbers 26:29,30 , and founder of the family to which Gideon belonged, Joshua 17
Hephzibah - The mother of Manasseh was called by his name
Kanah - The river dividing between Manasseh on the N
Endor - City tribe of Manasseh claimed but could not conquer (Joshua 17:11 ; compare Judges 1:27 )
Ashtaroth, Astaroth - It was given to the half-tribe of Manasseh and afterwards devoted to the Levites
Manasseh - There was another Manasseh, son of Hezekiah, whose history we have, 2 Kings 20:1-21; 2Ki 21:1-26...
Gideon - the son of Joash, of the tribe of Manasseh; the same with Jerubbaal, the seventh judge of Israel
Jediael - The same or a different warrior from the tribe of Manasseh joined David when he moved to Ziklag (1 Chronicles 12:20 )
Gath-Rim'Mon - (Joshua 19:45 ) ...
A town of the half tribe of Manasseh west of the Jordan, assigned to the Levites
Tribes, the Twelve - After Levi was separated for the priesthood, the number twelve was maintained by Ephraim and Manasseh being mentioned instead of Joseph. In Revelation 7 , where the tribes are sealed for blessing, Dan is omitted, as being a type of Antichrist: Ephraim is also omitted, the number being made up by inserting Levi and by Joseph being mentioned as well as Manasseh. 4 Judah...
2 Simeon 2 Simeon 2 Simeon 4 Judah 7 Gad 8 Asher 1 Reuben...
3 Levi 3 Levi 4 Judah 3 Levi 11a Manasseh 6 Naphtali 7 Gad...
4 Judah 4 Judah 9 Issachar 12 Benjamin 4 Judah 11a Manasseh 8 Asher...
5 Dan 10 Zebulun 10 Zebulun 11b Ephraim 11b Ephraim 11b Ephraim 6 Naphtali...
6 Naphtali 9 Issachar 11b Ephraim 11a Manasseh 12 Benjamin 1 Reuben 11a Manasseh...
7 Gad 5 Dan 11a Manasseh 10 Zebulun 2 Simeon 4 Judah 2 Simeon...
8 Asher 7 Gad 12 Benjamin 9 Issachar 10 Zebulun 12 Benjamin 3 Levi...
9 Issachar 8 Asher 5 Dan 7 Gad 9 Issachar 2 Simeon 9 Issachar...
10 Zebulun 6 Naphtali 8 Asher 5 Dan 8 Asher 9 Issachar 10 Zebulun...
11Joseph 11 Joseph 7 Gad 6 Naphtali 6 Naphtali 10 Zebulun 11 Joseph...
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Taanach - Though in the territory of Issachar, it belonged to Manasseh; the native Canaanites were, however, not driven out ( Joshua 17:11-13 , Judges 1:27 ). It was one of the four fortress cities on the ‘border of Manasseh’ ( 1 Chronicles 7:29 )
Beth-Shean, Beth-Shan - The site of this ancient stronghold, allotted to Manasseh, although in the territory of Issachar ( Joshua 17:11 ff. Manasseh failed to eject the Canaanites, but at a later date they were reduced to servitude
Manasseh - The tribe of Manasseh was associated with that of Ephraim and Benjamin during the wanderings in the wilderness. " The portion given to the half tribe of Manasseh was the largest on the east of Jordan. ) ...
On the west of Jordan the other half of the tribe of Manasseh was associated with Ephraim, and they had their portion in the very centre of Palestine, an area of about 1,300 square miles, the most valuable part of the whole country, abounding in springs of water. Manasseh's portion was immediately to the north of that of Ephraim ( Joshua 16 ). Thus the western Manasseh defended the passes of Esdraelon as the eastern kept the passes of the Hauran. Manasseh has been called the "Nero of Palestine. " Esarhaddon, Sennacherib's successor on the Assyrian throne, who had his residence in Babylon for thirteen years (the only Assyrian monarch who ever reigned in Babylon), took Manasseh prisoner (B. This is referred to in 2 Chronicles 33:11 , where the Authorized Version reads that Esarhaddon "took Manasseh among the thorns;" while the Revised Version renders the words, "took Manasseh in chains;" or literally, as in the margin, "with hooks. ) ...
The severity of Manasseh's imprisonment brought him to repentance. ...
In Judges 18:30 the correct reading is "Moses," and not "Manasseh. " The name "Manasseh" is supposed to have been introduced by some transcriber to avoid the scandal of naming the grandson of Moses the great lawgiver as the founder of an idolatrous religion
Nobah - An Israelite of Manasseh the conqueror of Kenath and its dependent villages E
Jeezer - ) Keil distinguishes them, for the family sprung from Jeezer holds the first place among Manassite families, but Abiezer the son of Mathit's sister held no such eminence; from him came Gideon (Judges 6:15) who says "my family is poor (margin my thousand is meanest) in Manasseh
Machir - Eldest son of Manasseh, and father of Gilead
Geshur - A small district of Syria, east of the Jordan and northeast of Bashan; allotted to Manasseh, Deuteronomy 3:14; 2 Samuel 15:8; 1 Chronicles 2:23; Joshua 13:13; David married a daughter of its king, 2 Samuel 3:3; Absalom fled thither after the murder of Amnon, 2 Samuel 13:37
i'Shi - (1 Chronicles 4:42 ) ...
One of the heads of the tribe of Manasseh on the east of Jordan
i'Shi - (1 Chronicles 4:42 ) ...
One of the heads of the tribe of Manasseh on the east of Jordan
go'Lan - (circle ), a city of Bashan, (4:43) allotted out of the half tribe of Manasseh to the Levites, ( Joshua 21:27 ) and one of the three cities of refuge east of the Jordan
Ephraim - Ephraim, with his brother Manasseh, was presented by his father Joseph to Jacob on his death bed, Genesis 48:8 , &c. Jacob laid his right hand on Ephraim the younger, and his left on Manasseh the older. Joseph was desirous to change his hands, but Jacob answered, "I know it, my son; Manasseh shall be multiplied, but Ephraim shall be greater
Tappuah - The "land" of Tappuah fell to Manasseh, but the "city" to Ephraim (17:8)
Edrei - The clan of Machir in the tribe of Manasseh laid claim to the city (Joshua 13:31 )
Tappuah (1) - On Ephraim's border, not far from the Mediterranean, "THE LAND OF Tappuah," in the territory of Ephraim but belonging to Manasseh (Joshua 16:8; Joshua 17:8)
en-Dor - A town of Manasseh in the territory of Issachar ( 1 Samuel 28:1-25 ); the home of a woman with a familiar spirit consulted by Saul on the eve of the battle of Gilboa ( Joshua 17:11 ); and, according to a psalmist ( Psalms 83:10 ), the scene of the rout of Jabin and Sisera
Epher - The first of a group of five heads of fathers’ houses belonging to the half tribe of Manasseh ( 1 Chronicles 5:24 )
Michmethah - It indicated a place or some natural feature on the boundary of Manasseh
Gath-Rimmon - A town of Manasseh, W
Joel - (a) (6th century BCE) A student of Micah and a contemporary of Nahum and Habakkuk, he prophesied during the reign of King Manasseh
Abieezer - He was the grandson of Manasseh (1Chronicles 7:18)
Taanach - A royal Canaanitish city in Issachar, but assigned to Manasseh, Joshua 12:21; Joshua 17:11; Judges 1:27; Judges 5:19; 1 Kings 4:12, also written "Tanach
Beth-Shean - A city five miles west of the Jordan, first in Issachar, but later in Manasseh
Tirzah - Pleasant, Song of Song of Solomon 6:4 , a city of the Canaanites, Joshua 12:24 , and afterwards of the tribe of Manasseh or Ephraism; and the royal seat of the kings of Israel from the time of Jeroboam to the reign of Omri, who built the city of Samaria, which then became the capital of this kingdom, 1 Kings 15:21,33 16:6,23 2 Kings 15:14,16
Esarhaddon - This will account for the captain of the Assyrians carrying Manasseh to Babylon. " He says, "I counted among the vassals of my realm twelve kings of Syria, beyond the mountains: Balon, or Baal, king of Tyre; Manasseh, king of Judah ," etc
Golan - ” It was a city of refuge for people who unintentionally killed someone and was located in Bashan for the part of the tribe of Manasseh living east of the Jordan River (Deuteronomy 4:43 )
Pedaiah - Father of Joel a prince of Manasseh
Siloam, Tower of - Jotham "built much on the wall of Ophel" (2 Chronicles 27:3); "Manasseh compassed about Ophel" (2 Chronicles 33:14); a "tower lay (projecting) out" in Ophel (Nehemiah 3:26); such a projection might easily fall
Abiezer - Son of Gilead, a descendant of Manasseh, Joshua 17:1,2 , most probably the same is alluded to in Numbers 26:30 , under the contracted form of JEEZER
Esar-Haddon - 680 to 667, and during it Manasseh, the king of Judah, was taken prisoner by his captains and carried before him at Babylon, and kept a captive for some time
Ephraim (1) - As regards Ephraim himself, he was doubly blessed:...
(1) in being made, as well as Manasseh, a patriarchal head of a tribe, like Jacob's immediate sons (Genesis 48:5); as Judah received the primary birthright (Reuben losing it by incest, Simeon and Levi by cruelty), and became the royal tribe from whence king David and the Divine Son of David sprang, so Ephraim received a secondary birthright and became ancestor of the royal tribe among the ten tribes of Israel (Genesis 49:3-10; Genesis 49:22-26). ...
(2) Ephraim the younger was preferred to Manasseh the elder, just as Jacob himself was preferred before the elder Esau. Jacob wittingly guided his hands so as to lay his right on Ephraim and his left on Manasseh, notwithstanding Joseph's remonstrance; saying, "Manasseh shall be great, but his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations. " Ephraim's numbers in the wilderness of Sinai census were 40,500, Manasseh's 32,200. But at the eve of entering Canaan Ephraim had decreased to 32,500, while Manasseh had increased to 52,700; and at the conquest Ephraim was fewest in numbers after Simeon (22,200). ...
Still in Moses' blessing Ephraim stands pre-eminent over Manasseh; and he and Manasseh are compared to the two horns of the reem (not unicorn but the gigantic wild ox, now extinct, or urus); "with them he (Joseph) shall push the people together to the ends of the earth, and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim and they are the thousands of Manasseh. - The two great tribes of Judah and Joseph (Ephraim and Manasseh) took their inheritance first. The boundary between Ephraim and his brother Manasseh is not exactly defined; compare Joshua 17:14-18. , Manasseh to the N. But Manasseh, instead of crossing the country from E. Ephraim did not extend to the sea, but had separate cities assigned to it in Manasseh on the coast
Fishhook - Such was the fate of Manasseh according to one interpretation ( 2 Chronicles 33:11 , NAS, NIV, TEV)
Nobah - Leader of the tribe of Manasseh who conquered Kenath in Gilead (Numbers 32:42 )
og - He came against Israel, but was smitten by Moses, and his land was possessed by the half-tribe of Manasseh
Ophrah - City in Manasseh, the native place of Gideon
Zelophehad - Son of Hepher; descendant of Manasseh by Machir (Joshua 17:3)
Gath-Rimmon - A city of Manasseh, assigned to the Kohathites ( Joshua 21:25 )
Taanach, Tanach - It fell to the lot of Issachar or Asher, but was occupied by Manasseh and given to the Levites
Havoth-Jair - The towns of Jair are included with the 60 cities given to Manasseh, Joshua 13:30; 1 Chronicles 2:23; but the word rendered "villages"usually means a small collection of hovels in a country place
Jair - of the family of Manasseh
Abiezer - Eldest son of Gilead, and descendant of Manasseh, Joshua 17:2; 1 Chronicles 7:18; Numbers 26:30, where the name is given in the contracted form Jeezer
Edrei - It afterwards fell within the limits of Manasseh, Joshua 13:31
Edrei - A royal city of Og, king of Bashan ( Deuteronomy 1:4 ; Deuteronomy 3:10 , Joshua 12:4 ; Joshua 13:12 ), the scene of the battle at which Og was defeated ( Numbers 21:33 , Deuteronomy 3:1 ); assigned to the eastern division of Manasseh ( Joshua 13:31 )
Beth-She'an - (house of rest ), or in Samuel, BETHSHAN, a city which belonged to Manasseh, ( 1 Chronicles 7:29 ) though within the limits of Issachar (Joshua 17:11 ) and therefore on the west of Jordan
Adoption - Jacob's adoption of his two grandsons, Ephraim and Manasseh, Genesis 48:5 , was a kind of substitution, whereby he intended that these his grandson should have each his lot in Israel, as if they had been his own sons: "Ephraim and Manasseh are mine; as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine. 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
Og - Gigantic, the king of Bashan, who was defeated by Moses in a pitched battle at Edrei, and was slain along with his sons (Deuteronomy 1:4 ), and whose kingdom was given to the tribes of Reuben and Gad and half the tribe of Manasseh (Numbers 21:32-35 ; Deuteronomy 3:1-13 )
Shihor Libnath - of Carmel where Asher was bounded by Manasseh (Joshua 17:10), S
Sharon - ' It formed part of the lots of Ephraim and of Manasseh
Maacah - The distribution of the half tribe of Manasseh, beyond Jordan, extended as far as this country, Deuteronomy 3:14 ; Joshua 12:5
Issachar - The tribe of Issachar had its portion in one of the best parts of the land of Canaan, along the great plain or valley of Jezreel, with the half tribe of Manasseh to the south, that of Zebulun to the north, the Mediterranean to the west, and Jordan, with the extremity of the sea of Tiberias, to the east
Isa'Iah, - Rabbinical tradition says that Isaiah, when 90 years old, was sawn asunder in the trunk of a carob tree by order of Manasseh, to which it is supposed that reference is made in (Hebrews 11:37 )
Iddo - The son of Zechariah (1 Chronicles 27:21 ), the ruler of Manasseh in David's time
Endor - A city of Manasseh, Joshua 17:11 , four miles south of mount Tabor, near Nain, in the way to Scythopolis, Psalm 83:9,10
Tap'Push - (Joshua 17:7 ) ("Around the city was a district called the land of Tappuah; the city belonged to Ephraim and the land to Manasseh
Ashtaroth - It was in the half-tribe of Manasseh (Joshua 13:12 ), and as a Levitical city was given to the Gershonites (1 Chronicles 6:71 )
Ataroth - A place on the boundary of Ephraim and Manasseh (Joshua 16:2; Joshua 16:5; Joshua 16:7); possibly the same as ATAROTH ADDAR, on the W
Dor - of Carmel; assigned to Manasseh, though within Asher (Joshua 11:2; Joshua 12:23; Joshua 17:11); Joshua 17:9 miles N
Jair - This Jair was of the children of Manasseh ( Numbers 32:41 ), and if we may assume a traditional fusion a ‘judge’ ( Judges 10:3 ff
Meni - ’ The name of this god of Destiny has been seen in Manasseh and in the name of one of the sons of Anak, Ahiman , in Numbers 13:22
Aner - A town of Manasseh, west of Jordan
Gamaliel - Son of Pedahzur and prince of the tribe of Manasseh
Jedi'a-el - ) ...
One of the chiefs of the thousands of Manasseh who joined David on his march to Ziklag
Argob - a canton lying beyond Jordan, in the half tribe of Manasseh, and in the country of Bashan, one of the most fruitful on the other side of Jordan
Ash'er, - ) The general position of his tribe was on the seashore from Carmel northward with Manasseh on the south, Zebulun and Issachar on the southeast, and Naphtali on the north-east
en'-Dor - (fountain of Dor ), a place in the territory of Issachar, and yet possessed by Manasseh
ma'Chir -
The eldest son, (Joshua 17:1 ) of the patriarch Manasseh by an Aramite or Syrian concubine
Ash'er, - ) The general position of his tribe was on the seashore from Carmel northward with Manasseh on the south, Zebulun and Issachar on the southeast, and Naphtali on the north-east
Ibleam - ” City in tribal territory of Issachar but given to tribe of Manasseh (Joshua 17:11 ). Manasseh could not conquer Ibleam ( Judges 1:27 )
Ephraim - A grandson of Jacob, and the brother of Manasseh, the first-born of Joseph by Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera, priest of On ( Genesis 41:50 f. In the Blessing of Jacob ( Genesis 49:22 ) there may be a play upon the name when Joseph, who there represents both Ephraim and Manasseh, is called ‘a fruitful bough. ]'>[4] ) tells an interesting story of how Jacob adopted his Egyptian grandsons, Ephraim and Manasseh, into his own family, and at the same time, against the remonstrances of Joseph, conferred the blessing of the firstborn upon Ephraim hence Ephraim’s predestined superiority in later history. while Manasseh gained 40 per cent. ]'>[4] had been adopted as Jacob’s own, and were therefore entitled on this important occasion to like consideration with the others, points to a traditional echo of the early days in the land when Ephraim and Manasseh were still united. 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. see), the complete political separation of Manasseh from Ephraim appears to have been still later
ta'Anach - ( Joshua 12:21 ) It came into the half tribe of Manasseh, (Joshua 17:11 ; 21:25 ; 1 Chronicles 7:29 ) and was bestowed on the Kohathite Levites
Jashub - Some interpreters see a town named Jashub in Joshua 17:7 , a border town of the tribe of Manasseh (REB)
Ophel - " Manasseh in his building, "compassed about Ophel and raised it up a very great height
Gileadites - Numbers 26:29 refers to the descendants of Manasseh (No
Gathrimmon - Levitical city in Manasseh, west of the Jordan
Uzza, Uzzah - One in whose 'garden' Manasseh and Amon, kings of Judah, were buried
Amon - Son and successor of Manasseh, king of Judah
Jabesh - A city in the half-tribe of Manasseh east of the Jordan generally called Jabesh-gilead because situated within the territory commonly called Gilead
Eli'hu - ...
One of the captains of the thousands of Manasseh, (1 Chronicles 12:20 ) who followed David to Ziklag after he had left the Philistine army on the eve of the battle of Gilboa
Jozabad - Two of the tribe of Manasseh who resorted to David at Ziklag
Argob (2) - of Jordan, in Bashan, in Og's kingdom, containing 60 great and fortified cities "with walls and brazen bars"; allotted to Manasseh, and taken by Jair a chief of that tribe (Numbers 32:41). No other term is used of the region of Argob; it is possible therefore that (chebel ) was a provincialism of Manasseh, the tribe that possessed Argob, for we find Manasseh using the term to Joshua (Joshua 17:5; Joshua 17:14), "portion," Hebrew (chebel )
Og - His sixty fenced and walled cities were given with Bashan and all his kingdom to the half-tribe of Manasseh
Ephraim - The first incident recorded regarding him is his being placed, along with his brother Manasseh, before their grandfather, Jacob, that he might bless them (48:10; Compare 27:1)
Dagon's House - ...
That of 1 Chronicles 10:10 was in the western half-tribe of Manasseh, where the Philistines, after their victory at Gilboa, placed Saul's head in the temple of their god
Tappuah - City of the north border of Ephraim (Joshua 16:8 ) whose environs were allotted to Manasseh (Joshua 17:7-8 ), likely the Tappuah of Joshua 12:17 and 2 Kings 15:16
Jediael - Joined David, from Manasseh, on his way to Ziklag just before the battle of Gilboa; he helped David against the Amalekites (1 Chronicles 12:20; 1 Chronicles 12:1 Samuel 29-30)
Bashan - It was assigned to the tribal area of Manasseh (Deuteronomy 3:13 ; Joshua 13:29-31 )
Mahanaim - ” City somewhere in the hill country of Gilead on the tribal borders of Gad and eastern Manasseh (Joshua 13:26 ,Joshua 13:26,13:30 )
Eliel - A chief of eastern Manasseh ( 1 Chronicles 5:24 )
Gamaliel - Son of Pedahzur; prince or captain of the tribe of Manasseh at the census at Sinai, Numbers 1:10; Numbers 2:20; Numbers 7:54; Numbers 7:59, and at starting on the inarch through the wilderness
Michael - A man of Manasseh, who joined David at Ziklag
Edrei - It was in the territory of Manasseh beyond (east of) Jordan
Tob - a country of Palestine, lying beyond Jordan, in the northern part of the portion of Manasseh
Rachel - Matthew 2:18 , have put Rachel for the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh, the children of Joseph, the son of Rachel
Asher - A place on the boundary between Ephraim and Manasseh
Og - It was assigned by Moses to the half-tribe of Manasseh, Numbers 21:33 32:33 Deuteronomy 1:4 3:1-13 4:47 31:4 Joshua 2:10 12:4 13:30
Bethshan (Bethshean) - Although the town was in the tribal allotment of Issachar, Manasseh soon took control of it in an unsuccessful attempt to drive out the local inhabitants (Joshua 17:11-12; Judges 1:27)
Ophrah - " A city of Manasseh, 6 miles south-west of Shechem, the residence of Gideon (Judges 6:11 ; 8:27,32 )
Elihu - ...
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One of the captains of thousands of Manasseh who joined David at Ziklag (1 Chronicles 12:20 )
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
Zelophehad - First-born, of the tribe of Manasseh, and of the family of Gilead; died in the wilderness
Queen of Heaven - The major influence could have been Ishtar, the Mesopotamian goddess called there the “queen of heaven” (imported to Israel by Manasseh), or the Canaanite Ashtarte
Bedan - A descendant of Machir and Manasseh (1 Chronicles 7:17 )
Iddo - Son of Zechariah and a ruler of Manasseh in Gilead
Gihon - Manasseh also built a wall "on the west side of Gihon, in the valley even to the entering in at the fish-gate
Hauran - When the Israelites conquered the land, the whole of this region appears to have been subject to Og, the king of Bashan, Numbers 21:33-35; Deuteronomy 3:1-5, and a large portion of it was allotted to Manasseh
Issachar - Their portion, having the Jordan on the east, Manasseh on the west, Zebulun north, and Ephraim south, included a considerable part of the fine plain Esdraelon, the most fertile in the country
Dor - It lay apparently on or near the border between Manasseh and Asher, so that its possession was ambiguous ( Joshua 17:11 )
Dor - (Joshua 11:1,2 ) It appears to have been within the territory of the tribe of Asher, though allotted to Manasseh, (Joshua 17:11 ; Judges 1:27 ) Solomon stationed at Dor one of his twelve purveyors
Gama'Liel -
Son of Pedahzur; prince or captain of the tribe of Manasseh at the census at Sinai, (Numbers 1:10 ; 20:20 ; 7:54,59 ) and at starting on the march through the wilderness
Bethshan - a city belonging to the half tribe of Manasseh, on the west of Jordan, and not far from the river
Ishi - Clan leader in tribe of Manasseh east of the Jordan (1 Chronicles 5:24 )
Jair - Son of Manasseh who took possession of a number of villages in Gilead (Numbers 32:41 )
Ramoth-Gilead - It was in the region of the ill-defined border between the tribes of East Manasseh and Gad, and was one of the three cities of refuge in Israel’s trans-Jordan territory (Joshua 20:8-9)
Kanah -
A stream forming the boundary between Ephraim and Manasseh, from the Mediterranean eastward to Tappuah (Joshua 16:8 )
Elihu - A member of tribe of Manasseh who defected to David (1 Chronicles 12:20 )
Ibleam - A town belonging to West Manasseh ( Joshua 17:11 , Judges 1:27 )
Edrei - Allotted to Manasseh (Numbers 33:33)
Argob - Moses gave this land of giants to Manasseh (Deuteronomy 3:13 ). Manasseh's son Jair conquered Argob (Deuteronomy 3:14 ) and changed the name to Bashan-havoth-jair
ja'Besh - In its widest sense Gilead included the half tribe of Manasseh, (1 Chronicles 27:21 ) as well as the tribes of Gad and Reuben, (Numbers 32:1-42 ) east of the Jordan; and of the cities of Gilead, Jabesh was the chief
id'do - (1 Chronicles 6:21 ) ...
Son of Zechariah, ruler of the tribe of Manasseh east of Jordan in the time of David
Oph'Rah - (Judges 8:32 ) It was probably In Manasseh, ch
Sama'Ria, Country of - It is evident from an occurrence in Hezekiah's reign that just before the deposition and death of Hoshea, the last king of Israel, the authority of the king of Judah, or at least his influence, was recognized by portions of Asher, Issachar and Zebulun and even of Ephraim and Manasseh. Thus it comprehended the ancient territory of Ephraim and that of Manasseh west of Jordan
Ephraim, the Tribe of - Took precedence over that of Manasseh by virtue of Jacob's blessing (Genesis 41:52 ; 48:1 ). Thus there were in reality thirteen tribes; but the number twelve was preserved by excluding that of Levi when Ephraim and Manasseh are mentioned separately (Numbers 1:32-34 ; Joshua 17:14,17 ; 1 Chronicles 7:20 ). "For more than five hundred years, a period equal to that which elapsed between the Norman Conquest and the War of the Roses, Ephraim, with its two dependent tribes of Manasseh and Benjamin, exercised undisputed pre-eminence
Esarhaddon - Manasseh king of Judah is mentioned among his tributaries. Scripture by a striking minute coincidence with truth represents Manasseh as carried to Babylon, not to the Assyrian capital Nineveh; which would seem inexplicable but for the above fact, revealed by the monuments. , the very period when Manasseh was brought up by the Assyrian king's captains to Babylon on a charge of rebellion (2 Chronicles 33:11-19). By an unusual clemency on the part of an oriental king, Manasseh was restored to his throne, a marvelous proof of the power of prayer
Beth-Shean - House of security or rest, a city which belonged to Manasseh (1 Chronicles 7:29 ), on the west of Jordan
Machir -
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 ). He is once mentioned as the representative of the tribe of Manasseh east of Jordan (Judges 5:14 )
Machir - Manasseh's oldest son by a Syrian or Aramite concubine (1 Chronicles 7:14). So powerful was the family that "Machir" supplants the name of "Manasseh" in Judges 5:14; Judges 5:17; Joshua 13:31-29
Ben-Hinnom - Pagan child sacrifices occurred here, some kings of Judah included (Ahaz, 2 Chronicles 28:3 ; Manasseh, 2 Chronicles 33:6 )
Jair - Son of Segub, a descendant of Judah but called 'son of Manasseh' from his mother the daughter of Machir
Amon - ) following his father Manasseh
ja'ir -
A man who on his father's side was descended from Judah, and on his mother's from Manasseh
Pedaiah - Father of Joel, ruler of Manasseh, west of the Jordan, in the time of David ( 1 Chronicles 27:20 )
Asher - of Manasseh, N. ...
From being more numerous at mount Sinai than Ephraim, Manasseh, and Benjamin, in David's time they had become so few that Asher's name is omitted from the chief rulers (1 Chronicles 27:16-22). A boundary of Manasseh on the S
Gershom - ...
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The son of Manasseh (Judges 18:30 ), in RSV "of Moses
Ophrah - to a member of a sept of the tribe of Manasseh ( Joshua 17:2 ), was the native village of Gideon
Golan - of the Jordan ( Deuteronomy 4:43 , Joshua 20:8 ), assigned to the sons of Gershon ( Joshua 21:27 , 1 Chronicles 6:71 ), in the territory belonging to the half-tribe of Manasseh in Bashan
Jabesh, Jabesh-Gilead - The name seems to be preserved in Yabis , a wady tributary to the Jordan, which runs down at the south part of trans-Jordanic Manasseh
Abiezer - Oldest son of Gilead, descendant of Manasseh; head of a leading family, of which were Joash and Gideon (Judges 6:11-24; Judges 6:34; Judges 8:2)
Jeremiah - Head of a family in the tribe of Manasseh
Hauran - The half tribe of Manasseh occupied it
Asenath - Daughter of Poti-phera, priest of On, wife of Joseph and mother of Ephraim and Manasseh ( Genesis 41:45 ; Genesis 41:50 ; Genesis 46:20 )
Esar-Haddon - He sent priests to the Cuthaeans, whom Salmaneser, king of Assyria, had planted in Samaria, instead of the Israelites: he took Jerusalem, and carried King Manasseh to Babylon, of which he had become master, perhaps, because there was no heir to Belesis, king of Babylon
Rachel - The prophecy, Jeremiah 31:15 , representing her as mourning over her posterity, the tribes of Ephraim, Manasseh, and Benjamin, is quoted in Matthew 2:18 , in reference to the massacre at Bethlehem, in which undoubtedly many of her descendants suffered
Cities of Refuge, - (4:43; Joshua 21:38 ; 1 Kings 22:3 ) ...
GOLAN , in Bashan, in the half-tribe of Manasseh
Reuben - This meant that Joseph received the right to have two tribes (which were descended from his sons, Ephraim and Manasseh) (Genesis 35:22; Genesis 49:3-4; 1 Chronicles 5:1-2). ...
When the Israelites conquered and divided Canaan in the time of Joshua, the tribes of Reuben, Gad and half of Manasseh settled east of the Jordan River in territory taken from the Amorites (Numbers 21:11-35; Joshua 13:8-12)
Asher - Apparently a border town in Manasseh (Joshua 17:7 ) but possibly a reference to the border joining the tribal territories of Manasseh and Asher
Gilead - The grandson of Manasseh. Jacob fled toward Gilead, Genesis 31:21; it was conquered by Israel, Numbers 21:24; Judges 10:18; Joshua 12:2; Deuteronomy 2:36; was given to Reuben, Gad, and Manasseh, Joshua 17:6; under Jephthah it defeated the Ammonites, Judges 10:18; was a refuge for Saul's son and for David, 2 Samuel 2:9; 2 Samuel 17:22; 2 Samuel 17:24; the home of Elijah, 1 Kings 17:1; taken in part by Syria, 2 Kings 10:33; by Assyria, 2 Kings 15:25-29; referred to in the minor prophets, Hosea 6:8; Hosea 12:11; Amos 1:3; Amos 1:13; Obadiah 1:19; Micah 7:14; Zechariah 10:10
Isaiah - I cannot forbear mentioning the commonly-received opinion, that Isaiah was sawn asunder, in the beginning of the reign of Manasseh, and that his body was buried near Jerusalem, under the fuller's oak near Siloam. " Manasseh said, that this was blasphemy, as Moses had recorded the Lord's words, Exodus 22:20
Ophrah - Here Abimelech slew 70 of his kindred, and the town appears to have been near Shechem, in the territory of Manasseh
Uzza - A ‘garden of Uzza’ ( 2 Kings 21:18 ; 2 Kings 21:26 ) was attached to the palace of Manasseh
Dor - Dor lay in the territory assigned Asher, but the tribe of Manasseh claimed it (Joshua 17:11 )
Eliel - A clan leader in the tribe of Manasseh east of the Jordan River (1 Chronicles 5:23 )
Golan - A city of Bashan (Deuteronomy 4:43), allotted out of Manasseh to the Levites; one of the three cities of refuge E
Bethshan, Bethshean - City of Manasseh west of the Jordan, though situate in Issachar, Joshua 17:11,16 ; 1 Chronicles 7:29 ; from which the Canaanites were not driven out
Ophrah - Town associated with the Abiezer clan of Manasseh who settled west of the Jordan (Judges 6:11 ,Judges 6:11,6:15 ,Judges 6:15,6:24 ; Judges 8:32 )
Eliel - One of the head men in the half tribe of Manasseh, on the east of the Jordan
Mount Amana - A mountain beyond Jordan, in the tribe of Manasseh
o'Phel - " Manasseh, among his other defensive works, "compassed about Ophel
o'Bed-e'Dom -
A Levite, described as a Gittite, (2 Samuel 6:10,11 ) that is, probably, a native of the Levitical city of Gath-rimmon in Manasseh, which was assigned to the Kohathites
Eli'el -
One of the heads of the tribe of Manasseh on the east of Jordan
Megiddo - edge of the Esdraelon or Jezreel plain, the frontier of Issachar and Manasseh, commanding a pass from the N. (See Manasseh. It was assigned to Manasseh, though within Issachar's limit, but they failed to drive out the Canaanites, and could only make them tributary (Joshua 17:11-12-13; Judges 1:27-28; Judges 5:19)
Sanballat - On Nehemiah’s second visit he banished from Jerusalem Manasseh (a son-in-law of Sanballat, and grandson of Eliashib ), who founded the Samaritan sect
Ed - " After the division of the Promised Land, the tribes of Reuben and Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh, on returning to their own settlements on the east of Jordan (Joshua 22:1-6 ), erected a great altar, which they affirmed, in answer to the challenge of the other tribes, was not for sacrifice, but only as a witness ('Ed) or testimony to future generations that they still retained the same interest in the nation as the other tribes
Perea - It was part of the tableland area that originally belonged to Ammon and Moab, but after Israel’s conquest was occupied by the tribes of East Manasseh, Gad and Reuben
Hara - Pul and Tiglath Pileser carried the men of Reuben, Gad, and half Manasseh away to Hara while most were taken to Habor
Argob - ' Og was conquered by Moses, and Jair of Manasseh took the fortified cities, and it became a part of Manasseh's lot
Jair - A chief warrior under Moses, descended from the most powerful family of Judah and Manasseh
Apocrypha - The entire list of books of the apocrypha are: 1 Esdras 2Esdras, Tobit, Judith, the Rest of Esther, the Wisdom of Solomon, Sirach, (also titled Ecclesiasticus), Baruch, The Letter of Jeremiah, Song of the Three Young Men, Susanna, Bel and the Dragon, The Additions to Daniel, The Prayer of Manasseh, and 1,2Maccabees
is'Sachar - The allotment of Issachar lay above that of Manasseh
Amon - King of Judah, son and successor of Manasseh, reigned two years from b
Cities of Refuge - Golan, in Bashan, in the half-tribe of Manasseh, Deuteronomy 4:43; Joshua 21:27; 1 Chronicles 6:71
Gideon or Jerubbaal - Of the tribe of Manasseh, a valiant and prudent judge of Israel, particularly the eastern and northern tribes, B
ed'Rei -
One of the two capital cities of Bashan, in the territory of Manasseh east of the Jordan
Jabbok - It was the boundary between the territory of the Ammonites and that of Og, king of Bashan (Joshua 12:1-5 ; Numbers 21:24 ); also between the tribe of Reuben and the half tribe of Manasseh (21:24; Deuteronomy 3:16 )
Sihon - Heshbon , his capital, was taken; and his land, along with that of Og king of Bashan, became the possession of Reuben, Gad, and the half tribe of Manasseh
Gilead - It comprised the possessions of the tribes of Gad and Reuben and the south part of Manasseh (Deuteronomy 3:13 ; Numbers 32:40 )
Gamaliel -
A chief of the tribe of Manasseh at the census at Sinai (Numbers 1:10 ; 2:20 ; 7:54,59 )
Ephraim - He was adopted by his grandfather Jacob and given precedence over his brother Manasseh (Genesis 48:14 )
Gamaliel - The son of Pedahzur; a leader of the tribe of Manasseh, who helped Moses take the census in the wilderness (Numbers 1:10 )
Tirzah - Daughter of Zelophehad who inherited part of tribal land allotment of Manasseh since her father had no sons
Iddo - 1 Chronicles 27:21 son of Zechariah, captain of the half tribe of Manasseh in Gilead, perh
Cherith - Thus Elijah's hiding-place may have been the Jermuk, in the territory of the half-tribe of Manasseh
Ituraea - The tribe of Manasseh wrested it from the Hagrites (Ishmaelites), Jetur, Nephish, and Nodab, and "increased from Bashan unto Baal Hermon and Senir, and unto mount Hermon"; i
Naphtali - The tribe joined with Asher and Manasseh to help drive the Midianites out of the land (Judges 7:23 )
Ophel - Jotham "built much on the wall of Ophel" Manasseh "compassed about Ophel" (2 Chronicles 27:3; 2 Chronicles 33:14); on the Ophla, as Josephus calls it (see B
Birth-Right - He forfeited his birth-right for defiling his father's bed, and it was given to Joseph, who in Ephraim and Manasseh had a double portion among the tribes
Maacah, Maachah - Wife of Machir, son of Manasseh
ba'Shan - ( Joshua 12:3-5 ; 3:10) This important district was bestowed on the half-tribe of Manasseh, (Joshua 13:29-31 ) together with "half Gilead
e'Sar-Had'Don - 667; and it was doubtless within this space of time that Manasseh king of Judah, having been seized by his captains at Jerusalem on a charge of rebellion, was brought before him at Babylon, ( 2 Chronicles 33:11 ) and detained for a time as prisoner there
Naph'Tali - On the west lay Asher, on the south Zebulun, and on the east the transjordanic Manasseh
Edrei - It fell to the lot of Manasseh
Zephaniah - ...
Background to the book...
For much of the seventy years before Zephaniah, the wicked Manasseh had reigned. The wrong attitudes promoted by Manasseh were so deeply rooted that Josiah’s reforms could not remove them (2 Kings 23:26-27). The violence, cheating and false religion of Manasseh’s time were still widespread in Jerusalem (1:1-18)
Shechem - Descendant of Gilead, a grandson of Manasseh. Son of Shemidah, a descendant of Manasseh
Josiah - After fifty-five years rule of the wicked Manasseh, plus two years rule of his equally wicked son Amon, Judah’s spiritual condition was the worst it had ever been (see Manasseh, KING OF JUDAH). ...
During the evil days of Manasseh, the temple in Jerusalem had been damaged and the law of God forgotten
Hodaviah - Original ancestor of clan in half-tribe of Manasseh living east of the Jordan (1 Chronicles 5:24 )
Hagarenes - Fell by the hand of Reuben, Gad, and half Manasseh, in the time of Saul; these occupied their tents and land in eastern Gilead (1 Chronicles 5:10; 1 Chronicles 5:18-20)
Noah - One of the daughters of Zelophehad, of the tribe of Manasseh
Megiddo - The neighbouring tribe of Manasseh was more powerful and took over the town, claiming it could drive out the remaining Canaanites, but it was not able to (Joshua 12:7; Joshua 12:21; Joshua 17:11; Judges 1:27)
Gamaliel - The son of Pedahzur, and ‘prince of the children of Manasseh’ ( Numbers 1:10 ; Numbers 2:20 , etc
Mahanaim - ' It is mentioned as on the border of both Gad and Manasseh, which connects it with the brook Jabbok
Family - Thus the Israelites were a branch of the family of Abraham and the descendants of Reuben, of Manasseh, &c
Geshur, Geshurites - The Geshurites were not expelled by the half-tribe of Manasseh, to whom their land had been allotted ( Joshua 13:13 ), and were still ruled by an independent king in the reign of David, who married the daughter of Talmai, king of Geshur ( 2 Samuel 3:3 )
Elihu - One of the captains of the thousands of Manasseh who resorted to David Ziklag
Megid'do - (place of crowns ) was in a very marked position on the southern rim of the plain of Esdraelon, on the frontier line of the territories of the tribes of Issachar and Manasseh, 6 miles from Mount Carmel and 11 from Nazareth
Beth-Shean, or Beth-Shan - Bethshean was assigned to Manasseh, though not at once subdued, ...
Joshua 17:11,16 ; Judges 1:27
mi'Chael - (1 Chronicles 8:16 ) ...
One of the captains of the "thousands" of Manasseh who joined David at Ziklag
Gerizim - Manasseh, the grandson of Eliashib, the high priest, and brother to Jaddus, high priest of the Jews, having been driven from Jerusalem in the year of the world 3671, and not enduring patiently to see himself deprived of the honour and advantages of the priesthood, Sanballat, his father-in- law, addressed himself to Alexander the Great, who was then carrying on the siege of Tyre; and having paid him homage for the province of Samaria, whereof he was governor, he farther offered him eight thousand of his best troops, which disposed Alexander to grant what he desired for his son-in- law, and for many other priests, who being married, as well as he, contrary to the law, chose rather to forsake their country than their wives, and had joined Manasseh in Samaria
Isaiah - 698), and may have been contemporary for some years with Manasseh. Isaiah probably lived to its close, and possibly into the reign of Manasseh, but the time and manner of his death are unknown. There is a tradition that he suffered martyrdom in the heathen reaction in the time of Manasseh (q
Joseph the Son of Jacob - He married an Egyptian and they produced two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim (Genesis 41:47-52). ...
Later events...
Before Jacob died, he raised the two sons of Joseph, Manasseh and Ephraim, to equal status with the brothers of Joseph. Manasseh and Ephraim would therefore become heads of tribes in Israel
Asenath - Daughter of Potipherah, prince priest of On; Joseph's wife; mother of Ephraim and Manasseh (Genesis 41:50; Genesis 46:20)
Gershom - Many manuscripts of Judges 18:30 list Jonathan, Gershom's son and Moses' grandson, as founder of the priesthood in the sanctuary at Dan (NIV, NRSV, REB), though the traditional printed Hebrew text reads Manasseh rather than Moses (KJV, NAS)
Havoth-Jair - ” Villages in Gilead east of the Jordan which Jair, son of Manasseh, captured (Numbers 32:41 )
Unicorn - In Deuteronomy 33:17, "his (Joseph's) horns are like the horns of an unicorn" (so margin rightly, not "unicorns"); "the ten thousands of Ephraim and the thousands of Manasseh," two tribes sprung from the one Joseph, are the two horns from one head
Geshur - of Bashan, adjoining Argob and Aram, conquered by Jair of Manasseh, but left in the hands of the original inhabitants (Joshua 13:13; Deuteronomy 3:14; 2 Samuel 15:8)
Argob - It was subdued by ‘Jair son of Manasseh,’ and became the possession of his tribe ( Deuteronomy 3:3 ; Deuteronomy 3:13 , 1 Kings 4:15 etc
Pharez - Hezron married a second time Muchir's daughter; so one line of Pharez's descendents reckoned as sons of Manasseh
Gideon - youngest son of Joash, whose family lived at Ophrah, Judges 6:15, in the territory of Manasseh, near Shechem
Gil'e-ad - ...
Son of Machir, grandson of Manasseh
Jesuits - ' And so here the Jesuits, yea, and priests too, for they are all joined in the tails, like Samson's foxes: Ephraim against Manasseh, and Manasseh against Ephraim, and both against Judah
Tribes of Israel, the - Rachel's sons were Joseph (Genesis 30:22-24 ), who became the father of Ephraim and Manasseh (Genesis 41:50-52 ), and Benjamin (Genesis 35:16-18 ). As the tribes approached the land of Canaan and allotments were made to each tribe, the tribe of Reuben along with Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh occupied the Transjordan, that is the highland plateau region east of the Jordan River (Joshua 13:8-31 ); compare Numbers 32:1 : 1-5,33-42 ). Two of the tribes of Israel came from Joseph, namely, Ephraim and Manasseh . Ephraim and Manasseh were adopted by Jacob and therefore each became the father of a tribe in Israel (Genesis 48:8-20 ). While Manasseh was the older of the two, Jacob gave preference to Ephraim (Genesis 48:14 ; compare Deuteronomy 33:17 ). The Blessing of Jacob (Genesis 49:22-26 ) mentions only Joseph; the Blessing of Moses (Genesis 43:3 ) begins with Joseph and notes Ephriam and Manasseh, the song of Deborah (Judges 5:14 ) speaks of Ephraim and Machir. Ephraim occupied a major portion of the central hill country with Manasseh during the tribal period. Manasseh was the oldest son of Joseph and Asenath. The tribe of Manasseh occupied terrihytory both east and west of the Jordan River. Manasseh's terrotory east of the Jordan included the regions of Gilead and Bashan and most likely extended from the Jabbok River to near Mount Hermon. Manasseh's territory west of the Jordan was located north of Ephraim. Apparently, the tribe of Manasseh played an important role in the conquest. 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 (1618389791_24 ). Perhaps Gideon is the most familiar of the descendants of Manasseh (Judges 6:12-15 ). Therefore, the tribes of Benjamin, Ephraim, and Manasseh formed a special group
Samaritans - ...
Upon the return of the Jews from the Babylonish captivity, and the rebuilding of Jerusalem and the temple, the religion of the Samaritans received another alteration on the following occasion; one of the sons of Jehoiada, the high priest, whom Josephus calls Manasseh, married the daughter of Sanballat the Horonite; but the law of God having forbidden the intermarriages of the Israelites with any other nation, Nehemiah set himself to reform this corruption, which had spread into many Jewish families, and obliged all that had taken strange wives immediately to part with them, Nehemiah 13:23-30 . Manasseh, unwilling to surrender his wife, fled to Samaria; and many others in the same circumstances, and with similar disposition, went and settled under the protection of Sanballat, governor of Samaria. Manasseh brought with him some other apostate priests, with many other Jews, who disliked the regulations made by Nehemiah at Jerusalem; and now the Samaritans, having obtained a high priest, and other priests of the descendants from Aaron, were soon brought off from the worship of the false gods, and became as much enemies to idolatry as the best of the Jews. However, Manasseh gave them no other Scriptures beside the Pentateuch, lest, if they had the other Scriptures, they should then find that Jerusalem was the only place where they should offer their sacrifices. But when the Jews suffered persecution, the Samaritans disowned them, and alleged that they were Phenicians originally, or descended from Joseph, or Manasseh his son
Og - The whole of his kingdom was assigned to the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and half-Manasseh ( Deuteronomy 3:1-13 , Numbers 32:33 ; see also Deuteronomy 1:4 ; Deuteronomy 4:47 ; Deuteronomy 31:4 , Joshua 2:10 ; Joshua 9:10 ; Joshua 13:12 ; Joshua 13:30 )
Tiglath-Pileser Iii. - 734) a vast number of its inhabitants into captivity (2 Kings 15:29 ; 16:5-9 ; 1 Chronicles 5:6,26 ), the Reubenites, the Gadites, and half the tribe of Manasseh whom he settled in Gozan
Persecution - Ahab's example in this respect was followed by Manasseh, who "shed innocent blood very much, till he had filled Jerusalem from one end to another" (2 Kings 21:16 ; Compare 24:4)
Kohath - Their inheritance was in Manasseh, Ephraim, and Dan (1 Chronicles 6:61-70; Joshua 21:5; Joshua 21:20-26)
Elihu - A captain of the thousands of Manasseh (1 Chronicles 12:20)
Jehonathan - Earliest Hebrew scribes noted that Jonathan was a descendant of Moses, but the present Hebrew text says Manasseh
Forest - Unable to rescue their portion from the hands of the Canaanites, the clans of Ephraim and Manasseh cleared the forests among the hills in their territory to provide room for settlement (Joshua 17:15-18 )
Mahanaim - of Jordan on the frontier of Gad and Manasseh ( Joshua 13:25 ; Joshua 13:30 ); it was a Levitical city within the territory of Gad ( Joshua 21:38 ; Joshua 21:40 )
Hephzibah - " As the prophets naturally mould their prophecies in a form suggested by the facts of the day, Hezekiah's marriage to Hephzibah, Manasseh's mother (2 Kings 21:1), would obviously suggest itself. Manasseh was only 12 years old at his father's death; so that if Isaiah's prophecies are at all in the order of their delivery, this late prophecy, chap
Suburbs - It denotes the untilled ground outside a city or the “pasture land” belonging to the cities: “For the children of Joseph were two tribes, Manasseh and Ephraim: therefore they gave no part unto the Levites in the land, save cities to dwell in, with their suburbs for their cattle and for their substance” ( Table of Kings And Prophets in Israel And Judah - ...
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Manas'Seh - In the division of the promised land half of the tribe of Manasseh settled east of the Jordan in the district embracing the hills of Gilead with their inaccessible heights and impassable ravines, and the almost impregnable tract of Argob
Bashan - Bashan was assigned, after the conquest of Og and his people, Joshua 12:4 , to the half tribe of Manasseh
Manas'Seh - In the division of the promised land half of the tribe of Manasseh settled east of the Jordan in the district embracing the hills of Gilead with their inaccessible heights and impassable ravines, and the almost impregnable tract of Argob
Joel - Son of Pedaiah, of the tribe of Manasseh
Gad - In this eastern area half of the tribe of Manasseh was in the north, the tribe of Gad in the centre and the tribe of Reuben in the south (Numbers 32:1-5; Numbers 32:33; Joshua 13:8-33)
Gerizim - Manasseh, brother of Jaddua the high priest, married the daughter of Sanballat the Cuthaean (2 Kings 17:24), who in order to reconcile his son-in-law to this forbidden affinity obtained leave from Alexander the Great to build a temple on Gerazim (Josephus, Manasseh, and known to the Christian fathers of the second and third centuries
Gilead - The eastern part of the tribe of Manasseh lived in the northern half, and the tribe of Gad in the southern half (Deuteronomy 3:12-13). It calls the northern half (Manasseh) Gilead in Joshua 17:1; Judges 8:4-16 and half-Gilead in Joshua 13:29-31
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JUDAH, with Issachar and Zebulun, ...
The GERSHONITES and the MERARITES with the Tabernacle, ...
REUBEN, with Simeon and Gad, ...
The KOHATHITES with the 'sanctuary,' ...
EPHRAIM, with Manasseh and Benjamin, ...
DAN, with Asher and Naphtali
Edrei - It subsequently belonged to Manasseh, for a short time apparently, and afterwards became the abode of banditti and outlaws (Joshua 13:31 )
Dothan - A city of the tribe of Manasseh, west of the Jordan, northeast of Samaria, southeast of Megiddo, and now identified as Tell Dotha
Hook - So 2 Chronicles 33:11, "in the thorns," rather perhaps "the captains of the host of the king of Assyria took Manasseh with hooks" or "rings" passed through his lips (Maurer)
Amon - Son and successor of Manasseh king of Judah
Camp And Encamp - The tribes of Joseph's house lay to the west—Ephraim, Manasseh, and Benjamin
Endor - a city in the tribe of Manasseh, where the witch resided whom Saul consulted a little before the battle of Gilboa, Joshua 17:11 ; 1 Samuel 28:13
Ephraim - Although the youngest, he yet had the chief blessing of his grandfather Jacob, and the tribe was always more distinguished than that of Manasseh, Genesis 48:8-20 Numbers 2:18-21
Beth-Shean - The city is listed among the allocations of the tribe of Manasseh, though the city was within the territory of Issachar (Joshua 17:6 ). Yet Manasseh was unable to control Beth-shean until the Canaanites were subdued in the reign of David (Joshua 17:16 ; Judges 1:27 )
Captivities of Israel - In the year of the world 3264, Tiglath- pileser took several cities, and carried away captives, principally from the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and the half tribe of Manasseh, 2 Kings 15:29 . Among those that returned with Zerubbabel are reckoned some of Ephraim and Manasseh, who settled at Jerusalem with the tribe of Judah
Tribe - But Jacob on his death bed adopted Ephraim and Manasseh, the sons of Joseph, and would have them also to constitute two tribes of Israel, Genesis 48:5 . Tiglath-Pileser first took away captive the tribes of Reuben, Gad, Naphtali, and the half tribe of Manasseh, which were beyond Jordan, and carried them beyond the Euphrates, 2 Kings 15:29 ; 1 Chronicles 5:26 ; A
Manasseh, Tribe of - Among the tribes of Israel there were two, Ephraim and Manasseh, that took their names not from Jacob’s sons but from his grandsons. Ephraim and Manasseh were the sons of Joseph. Though Manasseh was born before Ephraim, Ephraim’s tribe was senior to Manasseh’s (Genesis 48:12-20). ...
Manasseh differed from all other tribes in Israel in that it was divided into two portions
Tribes of Israel - 146) correctly remarks, several of the largest tribes Judah, Ephraim, Manasseh, Gad contained many minor tribes which surpassed in number, possessions, and political significance several of those counted in the twelve tribes. ]'>[2] ’s genealogy (Genesis 29:1-35 ; Genesis 30:1-43 ), is not 12 but 13, and in the following order:...
Leah tribes Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah 4 Bilhah (Rachel) tribes Dan, Naphtali 2 Zilpah (Leah) tribes Gad, Asher 2 Leah tribes Issachar, Zebulun 2 Rachel tribes Joseph = (Manasseh, Ephraim) 2 Benjamin (born in Palestine), Genesis 35:18 1 13 To obtain the number 12 from this scheme it is necessary to omit Levi, or to count Manasseh and Ephraim as one
Medium - Manasseh made such images (2 Kings 21:6 ; 2 Chronicles 33:6 )
Taanach - It was afterward assigned to Manasseh (1 Chronicles 7:29), and became a Levitical city (1 Chronicles 17:11-12; 1 Chronicles 21:25)
Bashan - The territory was given to the half-tribe of Manasseh, with a reservation of two cities, Golan and Be-eshterah (Ashtaroth in 1 Chronicles 6:71 ), for the Gershonite Levites ( Joshua 21:27 )
Gerizim - ...
After the captivity, Manasseh, a seceding priest, by permission of Alexander the Great, built a temple on Gerizim, and the Samaritans joined the worship of the true God to that of their idols; "They feared the Lord, and served their own gods, after the manner of the nations whom they carried away form thence," 2 Kings 17:33
Jabesh-Gilead - A town on the east of Jordan, on the top of one of the green hills of Gilead, within the limits of the half tribe of Manasseh, and in full view of Beth-shan
Benjamin - ...
Benjamin was the smallest of the tribes except Manasseh in the numbering of Numbers 1:37 ; Numbers 2:22,23 . " So in the blessings of Psalm 68:27 Benjamin is the first named of the four tribes; and in Psalm 80:2 , where God is called upon to save them, Benjamin is mentioned with Ephraim and Manasseh, being the three tribes which followed the ark
Benjamin - ...
Benjamin was the smallest of the tribes except Manasseh in the numbering of Numbers 1:37 ; Numbers 2:22,23 . " So in the blessings of Psalm 68:27 Benjamin is the first named of the four tribes; and in Psalm 80:2 , where God is called upon to save them, Benjamin is mentioned with Ephraim and Manasseh, being the three tribes which followed the ark
Jozabad - Two men of tribe of Manasseh who joined David at Ziklag as he fled from Saul (1 Chronicles 12:20 )
Ephod - Father of Hanniel, head of Manasseh, assisted Joshua and Eleazar in apportioning Canaan (Numbers 34:23)
Gad - At the conclusion of the period of wilderness wandering, when the Israelites were preparing to occupy Canaan, the tribe of Gad requested permission, along with the tribe of Reuben and half the tribe of Manasseh, to settle east of the Jordan
Moon - Of Israel, in the time of Hoshea and of Manasseh it is said they worshipped 'all the host of heaven
Gershom - The son of Gershom, Jonathan , and his descendants were priests to the tribe of the Danites; but the fact that these latter set up for themselves a graven image, and that therefore the descendants of Gershom were connected with worship of this kind, was regarded as a grave evil by later generations, for which reason the word ‘Moses’ in Judges 18:30 was read ‘Manasseh’ by the insertion of an n above the text; it was thought derogatory to the memory of Moses that descendants of his should have been guilty of the worship of graven images
Gilead - It fell to the lot of Gad, except its northern part, which, where it joined Bashan, was possessed by Manasseh
Sharon - ...
As intercourse was maintained between the cis-Jordanic Manassites and the trans-Jordanic Manassites, the Gadites with the latter might very well repair with their herds to the Sharon pastures, as the domain of cis-Jordanic Manasseh stretched into the plain of Sharon
Gilead - It fell to the lot of Gad, except its northern part, which, where it joined Bashan, was possessed by Manasseh
Passing Through the Fire - We read concerning Manasseh, (2 Chronicles 33:6) that "he caused his children to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom
Pentateuch - At this time Hoshea was king of Israel, and so far disposed to countenance the worship of the true God, that he appears to have made no opposition to the pious zeal of Hezekiah; who, with the concurrence of the whole congregation which he had assembled, sent out letters and made a proclamation, not only to his own people of Judah, 2 Chronicles 30:1 , "but to Ephraim and Manasseh and all Israel, from Beersheba even unto Dan, that they should come to the house of the Lord at Jerusalem, to keep the passover unto the Lord God of Israel; saying, Ye children of Israel, turn again to the Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and he will return to the remnant of you who are escaped out of the hands of the kings of Assyria; and be not ye like your fathers and your brethren, which trespassed against the Lord God of their fathers, who therefore gave them up to desolation as ye see. So the posts passed from city to city through the country of Ephraim and Manasseh even unto Zebulun," 2 Chronicles 30:6 , &c. "Nevertheless," says the sacred narrative, "divers of Asher and Manasseh and of Zebulun humbled themselves and came to Jerusalem; and there assembled at Jerusalem much people, to keep the feast of unleavened bread in the second month, a very great congregation; and they killed the passover, and the priests and Levites stood in their places after their manner, according to the law of Moses, the man of God. So there was great joy in Jerusalem; for since the time of Solomon, the son of David, king of Israel, there was not the like at Jerusalem: and when all this was finished, all Israel that were present went out to the cities of Judah, and brake the images in pieces, and cut down the groves, and threw down the high places and the altars out of all Judah and Benjamin, in Ephraim also and Manasseh, until they had utterly destroyed them all,"...
2 Chronicles 30:11 ; 2 Chronicles 31
Iddo - ” Leader of the eastern half of tribe of Manasseh under David (1 Chronicles 27:21 )
Samaritan Pentateuch, - ...
That it was introduced by Manasseh at the time of the foundation of the Samaritan sanctuary on Mount Gerizim
Megiddo - Place of troops, originally one of the royal cities of the Canaanites (Joshua 12:21 ), belonged to the tribe of Manasseh (Judges 1:27 ), but does not seem to have been fully occupied by the Israelites till the time of Solomon (1 Kings 4:12 ; 9:15 )
Bethshean - A city of Manasseh (1 Chronicles 7:29), though within Issachar's boundary; 14 miles S
Bashan - Along with the half of Gilead it was given to the half-tribe of Manasseh (Joshua 13:29-31 )
Nature - Human nature signifies the state, properties, and peculiarities of Prayer of Manasseh 1:1 :...
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Jealousy, - ...
THE IMAGE OF JEALOUSY, which provoketh to jealousy, was seen in a vision by the prophet, set up in the temple (Ezekiel 8:3-5 ), as when Manasseh set up the graven image in the house of Jehovah, 2 Kings 11:7 ; though doubtless by the scope of the prophecy reference is made to secret idolatry in connection with the service of the temple, and to secret idols in the hearts of those who were professedly the worshippers of God: such would assuredly provoke the jealousy of Jehovah
Hin'Nom - Ahaz and Manasseh made their children "pass through the fire" in this valley, (2 Kings 16:3 ; 2 Chronicles 28:3 ; 33:6 ) and the fiendish custom of infant sacrifice to the fire-gods seems to have been kept up in Tophet, which was another name for this place
Bashan - ...
When all the conquered lands east of Jordan were divided between Israel’s two and a half eastern tribes, Bashan fell within the tribal area of Manasseh (Joshua 13:29-31)
Judea - On the return from Babylon the Jews, besides Judah, included large portions of Benjamin, Levi, Ephraim, and Manasseh (Ezra 1:5; Ezra 10:5-9; Nehemiah 11:4-36; 1 Chronicles 9:3; "Israel," Ezra 2:70; Ezra 2:59; Ezra 3:1; Ezra 10:5; Nehemiah 7:73), and many whose pedigree could not be found
Adoption - Jacob adopted as his own Joseph's two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, on the same footing as Reuben and Simeon, his two elder sons (Genesis 48:5). The tribes thus were 13, only that Levi had no land division; or Ephraim and Manasseh were regarded as two halves making up but one whole tribe. Though of Judah by his grandfather, he is (Matthew 6:31-3312) counted as of Manasseh on account of his inheritance through his grandmother
David, City of - ...
Both Hezekiah (2Chronicles 32:5,2 Chronicles 32:30 ) and Manasseh strengthened the defenses of the city of David, concerned especially with the water supply provided by the Gihon spring (2 Chronicles 33:14 )
Unicorn, - " The two horns of the ram are "the ten thousands of Ephraim and the thousands of Manasseh
Ashurbanipal - His reign was contemporary with the reigns of Manasseh, Amon, and Josiah, Kings of Judah
Bashan - It was conquered by Moses, and became, with part of Gilead, the portion of the half-tribe of Manasseh
Baal, Baalim - It however revived again in Israel, and under Ahaziah and Athaliah extended also to Judah, and during the reigns of Ahaz and Manasseh worshippers of Baal are found there
Grove - Manasseh set a graven image of the grove that he had made in the temple, which Josiah removed, burnt, and ground to powder
Cave - ...
In the time of Gideon the Israelites took refuge from the Midianites in dens and caves, such as abounded in the mountain regions of Manasseh (Judges 6:2 )
Gad - Gad had his inheritance between Reuben south, and Manasseh north, with the mountains of Gilead east, and Jordan west
Verecundus - ), Azariah, Hezekiah, Habakkuk, and Deborah, the prayer of Manasseh, and the thanksgiving of Jonah
Hezekiah - Manasseh, his son, succeeded him, although Manasseh had become co-regent with Hezekiah about 696 B
Ed - The great altar of Ed also was an Israelite work, founded by Reuben, Gad, and half Manasseh, to be a witness of their having a share in the national covenant and sanctuary of Jehovah. half Manasseh built an altar at the boundary of (literally, in the fore part of, not as KJV over against) Canaan, by the gelilot (circles, i
Gilead - On the partition of the land, Gilead was divided into two, the southern half being given to Reuben and Gad, the northern half to the trans-Jordanic half of Manasseh. ’ Jair was a son of Manasseh, according to Numbers 32:41 , but he seems in Judges 10:5 to be confused with one of the minor Judges of the same name
Bashan - In the division of the Holy Land, it was assigned to the half tribe of Manasseh. We had quitted too, the districts apportioned to the tribes of Reuben and of Gad, and entered that part which was allotted to the half tribe of Manasseh, beyond Jordan eastward, leaving the land of the children of Ammon on our right, or to the east of the Jabbok, which, according to the authority before quoted, divided Ammon, or Philadelphia, from Gerasa
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The most notorious king of Judah was Manasseh (2 Kings 21:1-18 ). Manasseh negated the reforms of his father, Hezekiah, and actively promoted the worship of foreign gods. Manasseh even built altars to other gods within the Temple at Jerusalem where only God was to be worshiped. Because of the sins of Manasseh and because he caused Israel to sin, the prophet delivered this word of God concerning Manasseh: “Behold, I am bringing such evil upon Jerusalem and Judah that whosoever heareth of it, both of his ears will tingle” (2 Kings 21:12 ). The prophet went on to speak of the defeat and exile that would eventually come because of the sin of Manasseh (2 Kings 21:13-15 ; see 2 Kings 23:26-27 ; 2 Kings 24:1-7 ; compare 2 Kings 17:19-20 )
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Being on the east of Jordan, this tribe, with Reuben and Manasseh, would necessarily have to bear the shock of the enemies that attacked Israel on the east
Jonathan - The Rabbins changed this name into Manasseh "to screen the memory of the great lawgiver from the stain of having so unworthy an apostate among his near descendants
Joash - He was a member of the tribe of Manasseh who lived at Ophrah
Birthright - A double portion fell to the firstborn, compare Deuteronomy 21:15-17, whence Joseph's two sons, who received the birthright forfeited by Reuben the firstborn, were counted as heads of the tribes Ephraim and Manasseh (Genesis 48:5-6; Genesis 48:22; Genesis 49:4; 1 Chronicles 5:1)
Gideon - He was also called Jerubbaal and was the son of Joash of the tribe of Manasseh
Megiddo - Though nominally belonging to Manasseh ( Joshua 17:12 ; Joshua 17:18 , Judges 1:27-28 ), the Canaanites remained in possession
Tig'Lath-Pile'Ser - " Here he overran the whole district to the east of Jordan, carrying into captivity "the Reubenites, the Gadites and the half tribe of Manasseh," (1 Chronicles 5:26 ) Before returning into his own land, Tiglath pileser had an interview with Ahaz at Damascus
Judah the Kingdom of - Tiglath-pileser distressed Judah during the reign of Ahaz, 2 Chronicles 28:20; Sennacherib's host of 185,000 men was destroyed by the angel of the Lord in Hezekiah's reign, 2 Chronicles 32:21; 2 Kings 19:35; Manasseh was carried away captive into Babylon, 2 Chronicles 33:11 : Jehoiachin was also made captive; Zedekiah rebelled against Nebuchadnezzar, and was defeated, his sons slain before his eyes, and he made captive; Jerusalem was taken in b
Before - And he set Ephraim before Manasseh
Media - The former prince carried away the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and half Manasseh, on the east side of Jordan, to Halah, and Habor, and Hara, and to the river of Gozan
Jehoiakim - During his disastrous reign there was a return to the old idolatry and corruption of the days of Manasseh
Joash or Jehoash - The father of Gideon, of the family of Abiezer, in Manasseh
Gideon - Son of Joash, of the tribe of Manasseh, one of the judges of Israel. ...
Obedience led to strength: the Spirit of the Lord came upon him, and he blew a trumpet, and sent messengers to the tribes of Manasseh, Asher, Zebulun, and Naphtali
Apocrypha - The Protestant churches not only account those books to be apocryphal and merely human compositions which are esteemed such by the church of Rome, as the Prayer of Manasseh, the third and fourth books of Esdras, the addition at the end of Job, and the hundred and fifty-first Psalm; but also the books of Tobit, Judith, the additions to the book of Esther, Wisdom, Ecclesiasticus, Baruch the Prophet, with the Epistle of Jeremiah, the Song of the Three Children, the Story of Susanna, the Story of Bel and the Dragon, and the first and second books of Maccabees. To conclude: notwithstanding the veneration in which these books were held by the western church, it is evident that the same authority was never ascribed to them as to the Old and New Testament until the last council of Trent, at its fourth session, presumed to place them all (except the Prayer of Manasseh and the third and fourth books of Esdras) in the same rank with the inspired writings of Moses and the Prophets
Benjamin - During the march its place was along with Manasseh and Ephraim on the west of the tabernacle
Gihon - Manasseh built a wall outside the city of David from the W
Zechariah - Father of leader of eastern half of tribe of Manasseh (1 Chronicles 27:21 )
Pekah - But Ahaz at their second inroad applied to Tiglath Pileser, who slew Rezin and carried away the people of Gilead (including the whole territory of Reuben, Gad, and half Manasseh 1 Chronicles 5:26), Galilee, and Naphtali (2 Kings 15:29)
Zechariah - Father of Iddo of the tribe of Manasseh
Mount Nebo - We are told that he saw from thence all the land of Gilead unto Dan, and all the land of Naphtali and Ephraim and Manasseh, and all the land of Judah unto the uttermost sea, together with the south and the plain of the valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees, unto Zoar
Gid'Eon - (he that cuts down ), youngest son of Joash of the Abiezrites, an undistinguished family who lived at Ophrah, a town probably on the west of Jordan, ( Judges 6:15 ) in the territory of Manasseh, near Shechem
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The son of Pedaiah, and a chief of the half-tribe of Manasseh west of Jordan, in the reign of David
Joshua, Book of - The area west of Jordan (Canaan itself) was divided between nine and a half tribes; the other two and a half tribes (Reuben, Gad and half of Manasseh) received their inheritance in the land east of Jordan that Israel had conquered in the time of Moses (13:1-14:5). Of the area west of Jordan, the largest and best portions went also to two and a half tribes – Judah (14:6-15:63) and the remainder of the Joseph tribes, Ephraim and the other half of Manasseh (16:1-17:18)
Hezekiah - He closed his days in peace and prosperity, and was succeeded by his son Manasseh
Kohathites - The remaining Kohathites received ten cities from the tribes of Dan, Ephraim, and Manasseh (Joshua 21:5 ,Joshua 21:5,21:20-26 ; 1Chronicles 6:61,1 Chronicles 6:66-70 )
Noah - Of the tribe of Manasseh, these daughters received an inheritance in the land in their father's name even though he was dead with no male offspring (Numbers 27:1-11 )
Hazael - For when Jehu broke up the siege of Ramoth-Gilead, and came with his army to Samaria, Hazael took advantage of his absence to fall upon his territories beyond Jordan, destroying all the land of Gilead, Gad, Reuben, and Manasseh, from Aroer to Bashan, 2 Kings 10:32
Dan - This showed great want of faith in the DANITES (as they are called in Judges 13:2 ; Judges 18:1,11 ; 1 Chronicles 12:35 ); and Deborah in her song said, 'Why did Dan remain in ships,' when the Lord's enemies were being destroyed?...
Their portion fell on the sea-coast between those of Manasseh and Judah
Peraea - Manasseh was made governor after the disaster to Cestius (II
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While in Egypt, Joseph became the father of two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim (Genesis 41:50-52 ), who were counted as sons of Jacob (Genesis 48:5-6 ) and whose tribes dominated the northern nation of Israel. The name Joseph is used later in the Old Testament as a reference to the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh (Numbers 1:32 ; Numbers 36:1 ,Numbers 36:1,36:5 ; 1 Kings 11:28 ) or as a designation for the whole Northern Kingdom (Psalm 78:67 ; Ezekiel 37:16 ,Ezekiel 37:16,37:19 ; Amos 5:6 ,Amos 5:6,5:15 ; Amos 6:6 ; Obadiah 1:18 ; Zechariah 10:6 )
Tribes - In the lists of the tribes, as we find them in the OT, considerable variations are to be found, and frequently the tribes descended from Joseph (Ephraim and Manasseh) have to be regarded as one in order to make the number twelve. The tribes enumerated are Judah, Reuben, Gad, Asher, Naphtali, Manasseh, Simeon, Levi, Issachar, Zebulun, Joseph, and Benjamin
Samaritan Pentateuch - Besides the Pentateuch in Phoenician characters, there is another in the language which was spoken at the time that Manasseh, first high priest of the temple of Gerizim, and son-in-law of Sanballat, governor of Samaria, under the king of Persia, took shelter among the Samaritans
Much - Deuteronomy 28 ...
Manasseh wrought much wickedness in the sight of the Lord to provoke him to anger
Asher - border of Manasseh ( Joshua 17:7 )
Amorites - Sihon and Og, two Amorite kings, resisted the Israelites' march to Canaan as they approached east of the Jordan (Numbers 21:21-35 ); but after the Israelite victory here, Gad, Reuben and half of Manasseh settled in the conquered area
Amorites - This combined Amorite territory east of Jordan later became the homeland of the Israelite tribes of Reuben, Gad and the eastern half of Manasseh (Numbers 32:33)
Reuben - Reuben, Gad, and half Manasseh still retained their forefathers' calling as tending flocks and herds (Numbers 32:1). ) Finally going a whoring after the gods of the people of the land whom God destroyed before them, Reuben, Gad, and half Manasseh were first cut short by Hazael (2 Kings 10:32-33), then carried off by Pul and Tiglath Pileser, and placed about the river Khabour "in Halah, Habor, Hara, and the river Gozan" (1 Chronicles 5:26)
Apocrypha - The Greek Orthodox Church adds 1Esdras, Psalm 151 , the Prayer of Manasseh, and 3Maccabees, with 4Maccabees in an appendix. The Roman Catholic canon places the Prayer of Manasseh, 1Esdras, and 2Esdras in an appendix without implying canonicity. Another noteworthy (and secondary) prayer is the Prayer of Manasseh, apparently composed to give content to the prayer of repentance offered by Manasseh that is mentioned in 2 Chronicles 33:12-13
Isaiah - Jerom, on the authority of some rabbinical writers, says, that the prophet gave his daughter in marriage to Manasseh, king of Judah; but this opinion is scarcely credible, because Manasseh did not commence his reign until about sixty years after Isaiah had begun to discharge his prophetic functions. He must, indeed, have exercised the office of a prophet during a long period of time, if he lived to the reign of Manasseh; for the lowest computation, beginning from the year in which Uzziah died, when he is by some supposed to have received his first appointment to that office, brings it to sixty-one years. But the tradition of the Jews, which has been adopted by most Christian commentators, that he was put to death by Manasseh, is very uncertain; and Aben Ezra one of the most celebrated Jewish writers, is rather of opinion that he died before Hezekiah; which Bishop Lowth thinks most probable
Midianite - The whole of the country on the east of Jordan, now conquered by the Israelites (see SIHON ; OG), was divided between the two tribes of Reuben and Gad and the half tribe of Manasseh
Reu'Ben - The last historical notice which we possess of them, while it records this fact, records also as its natural consequence that they and the Gadites and the half-tribe Manasseh were carried off by Pul and Tiglath-pileser
Gad (1) - ) Manasseh lay N. of the Hauran plain, while Manasseh was pushed further N
Ascension of Isaiah - The first five chapters deal in the main with Manasseh’s wickedness and Isaiah’s martyrdom, with a curious insertion (3:13b-4:18) which claims to be a vision foretelling the life of Christ and the fortunes of His Church, awkwardly introduced as explaining the wrath of Beliar which occasioned the martyrdom of Isaiah. This narrates how in the twenty-sixth year of his reign Hezekiah called Manasseh to receive accounts of visions which he had seen (1:1, 2). Isaiah, who is present, warns the king of Manasseh’s future wickedness, and foretells his own martyrdom (1:7-13). After Hezekiah’s death, Manasseh, as foretold, forsakes the service of God and serves Satan, whereupon Isaiah withdraws first to Bethlehem and then to the desert with his companions (2:1-11). Manasseh seizes Isaiah and has him sawn asunder with a wood-saw. Beliar is regarded as served by Manasseh and ruling in his heart (1:8, 9, 11; 2:1, 4, 7; 3:11; 5:1, 15), and as aiding Belchira (5:3), The name ‘Beliar’ is absent from the Vision, and in the Test. In part the two seem identical; both dwell and rule in the firmament (7:9; 4:2), take possession of Manasseh (2:1; 1:9; 3:11; 5:1), are wroth with Isaiah for his visions (5:15; 3:13; 5:1), and cause Isaiah to be sawn asunder (11:41; 5:15). He exerts himself to win Manasseh as the subject of Beliar (1:8). 2:4 Beliar is the angel of lawlessness, and makes Manasseh strong in apostatizing and lawlessness ( Manasseh and Belchira are only agents of Beliar and Sammael and Satan
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Manasseh, king of Judah (697 to 642 B. Manasseh's efforts were reversed when Josiah came to the throne (2 Kings 23:7 )
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A descendant of Manasseh (Numbers 26:31 ; Joshua 17:2 )
Hinnom, Valley of - As the Tyropœon was incorporated within the city walls before the days of Manasseh, it is practically impossible that it could have been the scene of the sacrifice of children, which must have been outside the city bounds ( 2 Kings 23:10 etc
Grove - So 2 Kings 23:6, where it is nonsense "Josiah brought out the grove (Asherah) from the house of the Lord"; Manasseh had "set this graven image of Asherah in the house" (2 Kings 21:7; 2 Kings 22:7; compare Judges 3:7)
Samaritans - Josephus speaks of him as Manasseh, and relates that Sanballat built a temple for him at Gerizim, which became a refuge for apostate Jews
Apple Tree - We may be sure that the taphuach was very early known in the holy land, as it is mentioned in the book of Joshua as having given name to a city of Manasseh and one of Judah
Samaria - It occupied the ancient territories of the tribes of Ephraim and western Manasseh
Josiah - These things he did not only in Judah but also in the cities of Manasseh, Ephraim, and Simeon, even unto Naphtali
Ephraim - Joseph and his Egyptian wife had two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim (Genesis 41:50-52). The tribe of the younger son Ephraim was destined to become stronger than that of the older son Manasseh (Genesis 48:12-20)
Assyria - Esarhaddon, his son and successor, ravaged Judah in the days of Manasseh, and carried the conquered sovereign in chains to Babylon
Grave - Joshua was buried in “his inheritance in Timnath-serah (Joshua 24:30 ); Samuel on his estate at Ramah (1 Samuel 25:1 ; 1 Samuel 28:3 ); Joab on his property in the desert (1 Kings 2:34 ); Manasseh “in the garden of his own house” (2 Kings 21:18 ); and Jesus in the garden tomb of Joseph of Arimathea (Matthew 27:60 ; Mark 15:46 ; Luke 23:53 ; John 19:41 )
Human Sacrifice - Both Ahaz and Manasseh burned their sons as an offering in times of national peril (2 Kings 16:3 ; 2 Kings 21:6 )
Joseph - The elder of Jacob’s two sons by Rachel, the eleventh Patriarch, the ancestor of the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh
Megiddo - ...
The city was allotted to Manasseh (Joshua 17:11 ; 1 Chronicles 17:29 ) after the partial conquest of Joshua (Joshua 12:21 ), but neither it nor its surrounding villages were secured by the tribe
Favor - Sinful kings such as Manasseh humbled themselves and sought the Lord in their distress, and he graciously showed them favor (2 Kings 13:4 ; 2 Chronicles 33:12 )
Baal - The reform movement of Hezekiah was reversed when Manasseh became king (2 Kings 21:2-16 ), as he reinstated Baal worship, along with worship of Assyrian gods and other gods
Gilead - ) Manasseh lay N
Joseph - Joseph married the princess Asenath, daughter of Potipherah, priest of On; and his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim, Genesis 41:50, whom Jacob adopted
Captivity - It appears however that the events recorded in 1 Chronicles 5:26 occurred first, because of Pul king of Assyria being mentioned, for he reigned before Tiglath-pileser: here the latter is named as carrying away the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh: showing that the Israelites who stopped short of their privileges, and did not crossthe Jordan, were the first to be carried into captivity
Rams Horns - Let the reader connect with this view what Moses, in his dying moments, when the spirit of prophecy was upon him, spake of Joseph typical of the Lord Jesus Christ: "His glory (said he) is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of unicorns with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth; and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and the thousands of Manasseh
Sun - Manasseh introduced direct sun worship (2 Kings 21:3; 2 Kings 21:5)
Moloch - Solomon built an high place for Moloch, (1 Kings 11:7) and Manasseh a long time after caused his son to, pass through the fire in honour of him
Josiah - This was, probably, a copy of the Pentateuch, which had been lodged there for security by some pious priest in the reign of Ahaz or Manasseh
Moloch - Solomon built a temple to Moloch upon the Mount of Olives, 1 Kings 11:7 ; and Manasseh a long time after imitated his impiety, making his son pass through the fire in honour of Moloch, 2 Kings 21:3-6
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One of the chiefs of the tribe of Manasseh on the east of Jordan (1 Chronicles 5:24 )
Jonathan - Son of Gershom and grandson of Moses or Manasseh, q
Molech, Moloch - Manasseh sacrificed his son ( 2 Kings 21:6 )
Bashan - Fitted for pasture; so assigned with half Gilead from Mahanaim to the half tribe of Manasseh, as the rest of Gilead was to Reuben and Gad, as those tribes abounded in flocks and herds (Joshua 13:29-32; Numbers 32:1-33)
Encampment - Ephraim, Manasseh, and Benjamin, Rachel's descendants, formed the third camp
Hand - "Laying on of hands" was usual in blessing; as the Lord Jesus blessing the infants (Mark 10:16), Jacob blessing Ephraim and Manasseh (Genesis 48:14); also in laying guilt and punishment upon persons accused (Deuteronomy 13:9; Deuteronomy 17:7); also in constituting magistrates, as Moses did in appointing Joshua his successor (Numbers 27:18); also setting apart the Levites (Numbers 8:10)
Gehenna (2) - Historically, this valley is the traditional site of the worship paid to Molech, first by Ahaz (2 Chronicles 28:3), and later by Manasseh (33:6), who made their children pass through the fire; but which was later defiled by Josiah (2 Kings 23:10), and thereafter seems to have been made the receptacle of the city’s offal; and in later Jewish thought became a symbol of the supposed place of future punishments (cf
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The territory of the tribe was in the heart of Palestine, having Manasseh on the north, Benjamin on the south, and Dan on the west
Apocrypha - ...
12 Prayer of Manasseh
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First, the word represents the bodily part called the “right hand”: “And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward Israel’s left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel’s right hand …” ( Baal - Manasseh placed in the two courts of the temple at Jerusalem altars to all the host of heaven, and in particular to Astarte, 2 Kings 21:5,7
Ephraim - ...
The territory of the tribe was in the heart of Palestine, having Manasseh on the north, Benjamin on the south, and Dan on the west
Jephthah - "...
Ammon having rejected his remonstrances, Jephthah gathered his army out of Reuben, Gad, and Manasseh (northern Gilead and Bashan), and went to (translated Judges 11:29 "passed over to") Mizpeh Gilead, the encampment and rendezvous of Israel (Judges 10:17), and thence to Ammon. It was unknown until introduced by the godless Ahaz and Manasseh. a mob of runaway Ephraimites in the midst of the two noblest tribes, Ephraim and Manasseh (compare 1 Samuel 25:10)
Jehoiakim - Second son of Josiah and Zebudah, daughter of Pedaiah of Rumah (Arumah in Manasseh, near Shechem? Judges 9:41); Johanan was the oldest son. Jehovah was the primary sender of these scourges (rebellion against Nebuchadnezzar, after promising fealty, was rebellion against God: Jeremiah 27:6-8; Ezekiel 17:16-19), not only for Jehoiakim's sins but for those of his forefather Manasseh, in whose steps he trod, and the "innocent blood which Jehovah would not pardon
Judea - The portion of the half tribe of Manasseh was situated north of Ephraim, between the river Jordan and the Mediterranean, reaching as far north as Dora, at the foot of Mount Carmel. The portion of Issachar stretched northward from Manasseh, and westward from Jordan, as far as Mount Tabor. The portion of Gad, also on the east of the Jordan, stretched from the Jabok toward the north, where it was bounded by the other half tribe of Manasseh, which occupied the country east of the lake Gennesareth, to the northern limits of the country. ...
Samaria, lying between Judea and Galilee, in 32 15' north latitude, extended along the sea coast from Joppa to Dora, and along the river Jordan from the rivulet of Alexandrium to the southern extremity of the sea of Tiberias; comprehending the territory of the tribe of Ephraim, of the half tribe of Manasseh, and part of Issachar. ...
Peraea, though the name would denote any extent of country beyond Jordan, is more particularly applied to that district in 32 north latitude, which formerly composed the territories of Sihon, the Amorite, and Og, king of Bashan; extending from the river Arnon (which flows through an extensive plain into the Dead Sea) to the mount of Gilead, where the Jordan issues from the sea of Tiberias; and which fell to the lot of the tribes of Reuben and Gad, and the half tribe of Manasseh
Babylon, Kingdom of - It was rebuilt by Esarhaddon, who made it his residence during part of the year, and it was to Babylon that Manasseh was brought a prisoner (2 Chronicles 33:11 )
Tiglath Pileser - "...
"Tiglath Pileser carried away the Reubenites, the Gadites, and half of Manasseh, and brought them unto Halah and Habor and Hara, and to the river Gozan
Predestination - It hides pride from Prayer of Manasseh 1:1 :...
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Gideon - Of Manasseh; youngest son of Joash, of the Abiezrite family at Ophrah (Judges 6:11; Judges 6:15). ...
His own clan the Abiezrites, Manasseh W. )...
Then the men of Asher, Naphtali, and all Manasseh, who had been dismissed, returned to join in the pursuit
Samaria - Manasseh, of priestly descent, having been expelled for an unlawful marriage by Nehemiah, built a temple on Mount Gerizim for the Samaritans by Darius Nothus' permission. toward Jordan, forming the southern boundary of the plain Esdraelon (Jezreel); including Ephraim and the Manasseh W
Naphtali - of Naphtali; trans-jordanic Manasseh on the E
Samar'Itans - 409, a certain Manasseh, a man of priestly lineage, on being expelled from Jerusalem by nehemiah for an unlawful marriage, obtained permission from the Persian king of his day, Darius Nothus, to build a temple on Mount Gerizim for the Samaritans, with whom he had found refuge
Resurrection - " So Manasseh ben Israel, "God said to Abraham, I will give to thee and to thy seed after thee the land wherein thou art a stranger; but Abraham did not possess that land; wherefore it is of necessity that they should be raised up to enjoy the good promises, else God's promise would be vain
Hezekiah - He died in the year of the world 3306, leaving behind him a son, Manasseh, who succeeded him in the throne: a son every way unworthy of such a father
Ark - When idolatry became more shameless in the kingdom of Judah, Manasseh placed a "carved image" in the "house of God," and probably removed the ark to make way for it
Jeroboam - Solomon was so impressed with the young man that he put him in charge of the Ephraim-Manasseh workforce (1 Kings 11:28)
Gods And Goddesses, Pagan - ...
During the reign of Manasseh (687-642 b. Manasseh added various aspects of Canaanite (a carved image of Asherah, 2 Kings 21:7 ) and other religions to the city of Jerusalem. Both Solomon (1 Kings 11:1-4 ) and Manasseh (2 Kings 21:1-17 ) encouraged worship at high places
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Prayer of Manasseh...
The Prayer of Manasseh is a devotional writing. Second Kings makes no suggestion that Manasseh repented
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By his wife Asenath, Joseph had two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim (Genesis 41:50 ). ...
The name Joseph denotes the two tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh in Deuteronomy 33:13-17 ; the kingdom of Israel in Ezekiel 37:16,19 , Amos 5:6 ; and the whole covenant people of Israel in Psalm 81:4
Assyria - He attacked those on the east of the Jordan, and carried away the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh. This accounts for him, as king of Assyria , carrying Manasseh captive to Babylon
Assyria - 705), the son and successor of Sargon (2 Kings 18:13 ; 19:37 ; Isaiah 7:17,18 ); and then of Esar-haddon, his son and successor, who took Manasseh, king of Judah, captive, and kept him for some time a prisoner at Babylon, which he alone of all the Assyrian kings made the seat of his government (2 Kings 19:37 ; Isaiah 37:38 )
Laying on of Hands - Jacob (“Israel”) blessed Ephraim and Manasseh by laying his hands on their heads (Genesis 48:13-20 ), and the Psalmist celebrated the Lord's protection as a blessing bestowed by God's having “laid thine hand upon me” (Psalm 139:5 )
Garden - Manasseh and Amen were buried in Uzza's garden (2 Kings 21:18; 2 Kings 21:26)
Damascus - He smote all the coasts of Israel, from Jordan eastward, in Gilead and the lands of Gad, Reuben, and Manasseh
Asa - After this exhortation, Asa, being animated with new courage, destroyed the idols of Judah, Benjamin, and Mount Ephraim; repaired the altar of burnt-offerings; and assembled Judah and Benjamin, with many from the tribes of Simeon, Ephraim, and Manasseh, and on the third day, in the fifteenth year of his reign, celebrated a solemn festival
Hezekiah - ...
Hezekiah by letter invited not only Judah, but also Ephraim and Manasseh, to it: "Ye children of Israel, turn again unto the Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, and He will return to the remnant of you, escaped out of the hand of the king of Assyria. " The majority "laughed the messengers to scorn; nevertheless, divers of Asher, Manasseh, and Zebulun (Ephraim and Issachar also) humbled themselves and came to Jerusalem. " Next, all Israel present went out to break the images, cut down the groves, and throw down the high places and altars out of all Judah and Benjamin, in Ephraim also and Manasseh, until they had utterly destroyed them all. Three years afterward Hezekiah had a son, Manasseh, the chief cause of God's wrath against Judah and of the overthrow of the kingdom (2 Kings 23:26-27)
Idolatry - This might account for the great heathen reaction under Manasseh. In the heathen reaction under Manasseh the worship of the ‘host of heaven’ is prominent ( 2 Kings 17:16 )
Land (of Israel) - ...
Gad, Reuben, and the half tribe of Manasseh settled on the east side of the Jordan River (Numbers 32:1-5 ; 34:13-15 ). The territory of Bashan (the Golan Heights today), however, was settled by part of the half tribe of Manasseh and it was part of the promised land
Psalms, Book of, - , the interest of which centers in the times of Hezekiah stretches out, by its last two psalms, to the reign of Manasseh: it was probably compiled in the reign of Josiah. The captivity of Manasseh himself proved to be but temporary; but the sentence which his sins had provoked upon Judah and Jerusalem still remained to be executed, and precluded the hope that God's salvation could be revealed till after such an outpouring of his judgments as the nation had never yet known
Baal (1) - Manasseh sought to bring Judah to the same state of Baal worship as Israel had been under Ahab (2 Kings 21:3; compare Micah 6:16)
Benjamin - The two names may point to the union of two related tribes, and the persistence of the traditions that Benjamin was the full brother of Joseph, whereas the other Joseph tribes (Manasseh and Ephraim) are called sons, would indicate not only a close relationship to Joseph, but also a comparatively early development into an independent tribe
Asherah - The graven image of Asherah set up by Manasseh in the Temple ( 2 Kings 21:7 ), when destroyed by Josiah, is simply termed the asherah ( 2 Kings 23:6 )
Israel, Kingdom of - ( 1 Kings 11:31,35 ) These were probably Joseph (Ephraim and Manasseh), Issachar, Zebulun, Asher, Naphtali, Benjamin, Dan, Simeon, Gad and Reuben; Levi being intentionally omitted
Genealogy - In Deuteronomy 3:15 we are told that Moses gave Gilead to Machir, son of Manasseh. Gilead has become the ‘son’ of Manasseh, and in Judges 11:1 ‘begets’ Jephthah
Israel - ) tells how Joseph was divided into two tribes, Ephraim and Manasseh. ’ The tribes of Manasseh, Ephraim, and Benjamin traced their descent from Rachel. The original Israel, then, probably consisted of the eight tribes Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, Manasseh, and Ephraim, though perhaps the Rachel tribes did not join the confederacy until they had escaped from Egypt (see § 6). 10) hold that it was the so-called Joseph tribes, Ephraim and Manasseh, that settled for a time in Egypt, and that Moses led forth. ]'>[7] claims that Og, the king of Bashan, was conquered at this time, but it is probable that the conquest of Bashan by a part of the tribe of Manasseh was a backward movement from the west after the conquest of Palestine was accomplished
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
Divination And Magic - Consequently, King Manasseh could make public use of such services ( 2 Chronicles 33:6 )
Melchizedek - At an earlier date persons belonging to other tribes than that of Levi were sometimes priests: David’s sons ( 2 Samuel 8:18 ); and Ira the Jairite ( 2 Samuel 20:26 ), who belonged to Manasseh ( Numbers 32:41 ); but the author of Psalms 110:1-7 , in seeking a type for the combination in the same person of both the regal and priestly offices, had to go outside the limits of Israel, and found what he wanted in the priest-king of Salem, who was all the more adapted for the purpose by reason of the deference paid to him by so illustrious a personage as Abraham
First-Born First-Begotten - The firstborn was the heir to the headship of the family, and received a double portion of his father’s property (Deuteronomy 21:17); this was always the case unless for some special cause the birthright was taken from him, as in the cases of Esau, Reuben (1 Chronicles 5:1), and Manasseh (Genesis 48:14-19)
Priest; Priesthood - 41:45), and she bore him two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh ( Isaiah - A tradition among the Talmudist and fathers relates that he was sawn asunder during the reign of Manasseh, Hebrews 11:37 ; and this tradition is embodied in an apocrtphal book, called the "ascension of Isaiah;" but it seems to rest on no certain grounds
Altar - Mostly for sacrificing; sometimes only as a memorial, as that named by Moses Jehovah Nissi, the pledge that Jehovah would war against Amalek to all generations (Exodus 17:15-16), and that built by Reuben, Gad, and half Manasseh, "not for burnt offering, nor sacrifice, but as a witness" (Joshua 22:26-27). Manasseh, on his repentance, repaired it (2 Chronicles 33:16)
Deuteronomy - But this Assyrian cult became a real danger to Israel’s religion, when Manasseh came under Eastern influences. ...
Under Manasseh there followed a strong reaction, which resorted even to persecution
High Place - The Judean kings Amaziah (2 Kings 14:3-4 ), Uzziah (2 Kings 15:3-4 ), Jotham (2 Kings 15:34-35 ), Ahaz (2 Kings 16:3-4 ), and Manasseh (2 Kings 21:2-7 ) allowed the people of Judah to continue worshiping at their high places
Tribes - Joseph, by contrast, received two tribal allotments, one for each of his two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh
Samaria, Samaritans - ...
While the term Samaria was first identified with the city founded by Omri, it soon became associated with the entire region surrounding the city, the tribal territory of Manasseh and Ephraim
Prophecy - Hence we read concerning the acts of Manasseh, that they were written among the sayings of the Seers, (2 Chronicles 33:19)...
It were unnecessary to remark, what every reader of the Bible is supposed to know, that we have recorded, from the grace of God the Holy Spirit, the writings of four of what, by way of distinction, are called the greater prophets, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel; and the Writings of the twelve of lesser prophets, as they are named, Hoses, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi
Chronology - ...
658 Manasseh carried to Babylon
Hand - Jacob laid his hands on Ephraim and Manasseh, when he gave them his last blessing, Genesis 48:14
Isaiah - The Talmud, from an old genealogical roll found in Jerusalem, and from the Palestinian Targum on 2 Kings 21:16, states that king Manasseh "sawed Isaiah asunder" with a wooden saw, to which the allusion may be in Hebrews 11:37. Isaiah 1:1 shows that none of the collection of prophecies of which that is the heading were written under Manasseh. ...
Then at the beginning of Manasseh's reign Isaiah fell a victim to the persecuting idolatry which superseded Jehovah's worship. This agrees with 2 Kings 21:16, "Manasseh shed innocent blood very much
Divination - It was one of the things that Manasseh resorted to. Manasseh practised also this wickedness
Jacob - Shortly after this, Jacob was taken ill, and it being reported to Joseph, he hastened to the bedside of his father, taking with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim. He next blessed the infant children of Joseph; but, as he placed his hands upon their heads, he crossed them, putting his right upon Ephraim the younger, and his left upon Manasseh the elder
Transjordan - Area immediately east of Jordan River settled by Reuben, Gad, half of Manasseh, Edom, Moab, and Amon
Conquest of Canaan - Some of the Israelite tribes—Reuben, Gad, and half of the tribe of Manasseh—chose to settle in this newly conquered territory (Numbers 32:1 )
Burial - To be excluded from the family burying place, as Uzziah and Manasseh were, was deemed an indignity
Damascus - Hazael was defeated by Assyria in his turn, with great loss, at Antilibanus; but repulsed Ahaziah's and Jehoram's attack on Israel (2 Kings 8:28), ravaged Gilead, the land of Gad, Reuben, and Manasseh (2 Kings 10:32-33); took also Gath, and was only diverted from Jerusalem by Jehoash giving the royal and the temple treasures (2 Kings 12:17-18)
She'Chem - (Genesis 33:19 ; 34:2-26 ; Joshua 24:32 ; Judges 9:28 ) ...
A man of Manasseh, of the clan of Gilead
Hell - of Jerusalem, where, after Ahaz introduced the worship of the fire gods, the sun, Baal, Moloch, the Jews under Manasseh made their children to pass through the fire (2 Chronicles 33:6), and offered them as burntofferings (Jeremiah 7:31; Jeremiah 19:2-6)
Gerizim - 2–4) is that Manasseh, brother of Jaddua, high priest at Jerusalem, married the daughter of Sanballat (Nehemiah 4)
Zephaniah, Theology of - Zephaniah's faithfulness to God was challenged as he matured during or after the corrupt reigns of Josiah's grandfather, Manasseh, and his father, Amon
Hebrew Language - ...
The period, from the age of Moses to that of David, has been considered the golden age of the Hebrew language, which declined in purity from that time to the reign of Hezekiah or Manasseh, having received several foreign words, particularly Aramean, from the commercial and political intercourse of the Jews and Israelites with the Assyrians and Babylonians
Idolatry, - Under Hezekiah a great reform was inaugurated, that was not confined to Judah and Benjamin, but spread throughout Ephraim and Manasseh
Jacob - Before he died, he raised Joseph’s two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, to the same status as his own sons (Genesis 48:1-6)
Israel, History of - In the lengthy rule of Manasseh (687-642), Judah jettisoned much of the concern for exclusive Yahwism. ...
Very soon after Manasseh, however, King Josiah (640-609) reversed the decline Manasseh had set in motion
Chronicles, Theology of - They could abandon the forms of Yahweh worship (Ahaz and Manasseh) or restore them (Hezekiah and Josiah). At least from Manasseh on, the fate of Israel appears to be sealed; they are headed for disaster (2 Kings 21:10-15 )
Nineveh - Esarhaddon succeeded, as he styles himself "king of Assyria, Babylon, Egypt, Meroe, and Ethiopia;" or Asnapper; he imprisoned Manasseh. (See ASNAPPER; Manasseh
Kings, First And Second, Theology of - The datum point of Judah's history was the great reform of Josiah, while the great villain was Manasseh, who was considered to be immediately responsible for the downfall of the kingdom. Manasseh's cultic deviations are discussed in great detail (2 Kings 21:2-9 ). However, the writer does not mention Manasseh's involvement in Assyrian politics, which is not relevant to his theme. The writer of Kings recognizes that God's justice does not always work out in every way the same; Manasseh lived a long time (2 Kings 21 ; 24:3-4 ), while Josiah died in battle, a fateful omen for the nation (2 Kings 23:29 )
Assyria, History And Religion of - He warred with nomadic tribes to the north and quelled a rebellion in Phoenicia, while Manasseh of Judah remained a loyal vassal. Assisted by 22 subject kings, including Manasseh of Judah, he invaded in 667 B
Psalms the Book of - Decline of Prayer of Manasseh 1:2
Blood - of Jordan; Bezor in Reuben, Ramoth in Gilead (Gad), Golan in Manasseh, E
Lake of Fire - 7 (of Manasseh), lxxxv
Habakkuk - That event, apparently falsifying the promises of the recently discovered lawbook, had led to a general neglect of its ethical claims, and to a recrudescence of the religious abuses of the time of Manasseh (cf
Jeroboam - He seems to have been a bold, unprincipled, and enterprising man, with much of the address of a deep politician about him; qualities which probably pointed him out to King Solomon as a proper person to be entrusted with the obnoxious commission of levying certain taxes throughout the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh
Prophets - 758, to the reign of Manasseh, B
Chronicles, Books of - After the evil reigns of Manasseh and Amon (33:1-25), there was a final reform under Josiah
Kings, Books of - But the fifty-five year reign of the evil Manasseh reduced the nation to a condition that made judgment certain (21:1-26)
Magic, Divination, And Sorcery - This evil tendency was encouraged by Manasseh ( 2 Kings 21:6 ), but in the reformation of Josiah, idolatry, witchcraft, and the use of teraphim were suppressed ( 2 Kings 23:24 ) in accordance with Deuteronomy 18:10-12 (D Assur - The magnificent palace of Sennacherib (the assailant of (See HEZEKIA) at Nineveh, as also the buildings erected by Sargon and Esarhaddon (the carrier away of Manasseh to Babylon, 2 Chronicles 33:11) show the power and wealth of Assyria at this period. feudatories, rendering homage and tribute to the great monarch; as Menahem (2 Kings 15:19), Hoshea (2 Kings 17:4), Ahaz (2 Kings 16:8), Hezekiah (2 Kings 18:14), Manasseh (2 Chronicles 33:11); and ready therefore at the first opportunity, whether the king's death or some Assyrian disaster or the promise of some antagonistic ally, to revolt
Josiah - And with Jedidah for his mother, and with Jeremiah for his minister, both Manasseh his grandfather and Amon his father taken together did not succeed in corrupting and destroying young Josiah. This royal youth of but about twenty years old, and the son and heir of Manasseh and Amon, having the intellectual boldness and the spiritual originality to take all his statesmanship, and all his churchman ship, and all his international politics, and all his righteous wars, as well as all his personal and household religion, all out of his own tender heart
Samaritan Pentateuch - It remains therefore uncertain whether...
(1) the original Samaritan was inherited from the ten tribes whom the Samaritans succeeded; or...
(2) from Manasseh (Josephus Poor (Person), Weak (Person) - ...
When Gideon challenged the Lord’s summoning him to deliver Israel, he emphasized that his clan was too weak to do the job: “And he said unto him, Oh my Lord, wherewith shall I save Israel? behold, my family is poor in Manasseh …” ( Alexander - For it was their practice, when they saw the affairs of the Jews in a prosperous state, to boast that they were descended from Manasseh and Ephraim; but when they thought it their interest to say the contrary, they failed not to affirm, and even to swear, that they were not related to the Jews
Elisha - Elisha went frequently to Shunem, a city of Manasseh, on this side Jordan, and was entertained by a certain matron at her house
Chronology of the Biblical Period - ...
SIGNIFICANT DATES IN OLD TESTAMENT BIBLE HISTORY...
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Saul...
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1020-1004...
David...
1005-965...
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Solomon...
965-925...
965-931...
Kings of the Divided Kingdom...
Judah...
Israel...
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885...
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Jehoiachin and leaders exiled to Babylon including Ezekiel...
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Jerusalem destroyed, remaining leaders exiled to Babylon...
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Gedaliah set over Judea...
58...
Gedaliah assassinated...
581 (?)...
Jeremiah taken with other Judeans to Egypt...
581 (?)...
Judeans deported to Babylon...
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Cyrus, king of Persia...
559-530...
Babylon captured...
539...
Edict allowing Jews to return to Jerusalem under Zerubbabel...
538...
Temple restoration begun but quickly halted...
538...
Cambysses, king of Persia...
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Darius, king of Persia...
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Haggai and Zechariah lead rebuilding of Temple...
520-515...
Temple completed and rededicated...
515...
Xerxes, king of Persia...
486-465...
Artaxerxes I, king of Persia...
465-424...
Ezra returns to Jerusalem and teaches the law...
458...
Nehemiah returns to Jerusalem and rebuilds the walls...
445...
NOTE: Overlapping dates of kings such as between Uzziah and Jotham result from coregencies, that is, a father installing his son as king during the father's lifetime and allowing the son to exercise royal power
Ammon - Israel in turn conquered the Amorites, took the land for itself and divided it among the tribes of Reuben, Gad and half of Manasseh (Numbers 21:13; Numbers 21:24-26; Numbers 21:32-35; Numbers 32:1-5; Joshua 13:8-12)
Isaiah - ) until the last years of Hezekiah (716-687) or the early years of Manasseh (687-642). The prophet lived during the reigns of the Judean kings Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, Hezekiah, and perhaps the first years of Manasseh
Joel - Leader of the western half of the tribe of Manasseh under David (1 Chronicles 27:20 )
Existence of God - "It is argued from the law and light of Nature, or from the general impression of Deity on the mind of every Prayer of Manasseh 1:1 :e
Magic - However, many Canaanite magical practices were later widespread in the divided monarchy: Jezebel practiced sorcery (2 Kings 9:22 ); Manasseh encouraged divination (2 Kings 21:6 ; 2 Chronicles 33:6 ); Hebrew seers and diviners practiced the magic arts (Micah 3:7 ); and Isaiah condemned women who wore charms (Isaiah 3:18-23 )
Joshua, Book of - Of Joseph it was said, "Thou art a great people, and hast great power:" in Ephraim and Manasseh Joseph had two portions
Josiah - ...
Josiah spared not even the high places which pious Hezekiah had left, nor those of Solomon in his apostasy, nor their priests (Chemarim), as Zephaniah 1:4 foretold; also Manasseh his grandfather's grove (Asherah) in the Lord's house (2 Kings 21:7; 2 Kings 23:6). Josiah's reformation had not removed the deep seated evil (as Jeremiah and Zephaniah testify), so that the deceased Manasseh's sin, acting still far and wide though hiddenly now, awaited God's fierce anger on Jerusalem, as he was warned by God through Huldah (2 Kings 22:16-20)
Jews - Judah was invaded by Sennacherib; but Hezekiah's piety, and Isaiah's prayer, were the means of their preservation: but under Manasseh, the Jews abandoned themselves to horrid impiety: for which they were punished by Esarhaddon, king of Assyria, who invaded and reduced the kingdom, and carried Manasseh prisoner to Babylon. Manasseh repented, and the Lord brought him back to his kingdom where he promoted the reformation; but his son Amon defaced all
Number - Similarly, a half would be a familiar fraction; it is most common in ‘the half tribe of Manasseh. It is suggested that the number 12 for the tribes of Israel was fixed by the Zodiac; in the lists the number 12 is obtained only by omitting Levi or Dan, or by substituting Joseph for Ephraim and Manasseh
Kings, Books of - The reign of Solomon occupies eleven chapters about a fourth part of the work; while the longer reign of Manasseh is disposed of in sixteen verses. From our point of view there is reason to think that the reign of Manasseh was quite as interesting and quite as important as the other
Blessing (2) - Jacob’s blessing of Ephraim and Manasseh is esp
Exile - , Tiglath-pileser captured the cities of Naphtali (2 Kings 15:29 ) and carried away as captives the inhabitants of the tribes of Naphtali, Reuben, Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh (1 Chronicles 5:26 )
Jeremiah - The head of a clan of the tribe of Manasseh in East Jordan (1 Chronicles 5:24 )
Issachar - of Manasseh and Ephraim, along the entire line of the Jordan from the sea of Chinneroth on the N
Number Systems And Number Symbolism - When Levi ceased to be counted among the tribes, the Joseph tribes, Ephraim and Manasseh, were counted separately to keep the number twelve intact
Genealogy - So Manasseh and Ephraim were numbered among Jacob's "sons," though only grandsons (Genesis 48:5)
Ezekiel, Book of - It is not so manifest to what the 40 years for Judah refer: it was for the iniquity of Judah, and may refer to the reign of Manasseh before his captivity and reformation, for that is pointed out as the crowning sin of Judah, and for which they were sent into captivity
Armies - At some distance to the east, were the tribes of Judah, Issachar, and Zebulon; on the south were those of Reuben, Simeon, and Gad; to the west were Ephraim, Manasseh, and Benjamin; to the north, Dan, Asher, and Naphtali
Ark of the Covenant - Manasseh set up an idol, a carved image, instead of the ark which contained the testimony against him
Lamentations - The events probably are included under Manasseh and Josiah (2 Chronicles 35:20-251; 1618389791_84), Jehoahaz, Jehoiakim, and Zedekiah (2 Chronicles 36:3, etc
Pre-Existence of Jesus Christ - If Jesus Christ had nothing in common like the rest of mankind except a body, how could this semi-conformity make him a real ?Prayer of Manasseh 1:1 :...
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Jerusalem - The walls of the city were extended by Jotham and Manasseh to include this suburb and the Temple (2 Chronicles 27:3 ; 33:14 )
Jonathan - ) Sprung from Moses (changed to "Manasseh" in the keri or margin Hebrew): Judges 18:30
High Priest - ...
On the other hand the priests truckled to the idolatrous Manasseh; the high priest Urijah was Ahaz' ready tool in copying the Damascus altar, supplanting Jehovah's brazen altar (2 Kings 16:10-16). ) states that Jaddua's brother Manasseh was at Sanballat's request made the first high priest of the Samaritan temple by Alexander the Great
Moses - "Jehovah shewed him all the land of Gilead, unto Dan, and all Naphtali, and the land of Ephraim, and Manasseh, and all the land of Judah, unto the utmost sea, and the south, and the plain of the valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees, unto Zoar" (Deuteronomy 34:2-3 ), the magnificient inheritance of the tribes of whom he had been so long the leader; and there he died, being one hundred and twenty years old, according to the word of the Lord, and was buried by the Lord "in a valley in the land of Moab, over against Beth-peor" (34:6)
Captivity - As Pul his predecessor is named with Tiglath Pileser as having carried away Reuben, Gad, and half Manasseh to Halah, Habor, Hara, and the river Gozan (1 Chronicles 5:25-26), probably Tiglath Pileser carried (740 B
Chronicles, i - It was a stumbling-block to the later writer that so bad a king as Manasseh should have enjoyed so long a reign, and so he is described as latterly a penitent, although Kings has no thought of any such change (cf
Babylon - 681Esar-haddon became king of Assyria but held his court at Babylon, to which place Manasseh king of Judah was carried prisoner about B
Benjamin - On march it held the post between Manasseh and Ephraim, its brother tribes, W
Jacob - Jacob bestowed the blessing not only upon his favorite son Joseph, but also upon Joseph's two oldest sons, Ephraim and Manasseh
Samaria - Gerizim was begun by a renegade Jewish priest-Manasseh the high priest’s brother-who had married a Cuthaean satrap’s daughter (Ant
Covenant - "In both, " says Witsius, "the parties concerned are God, and Prayer of Manasseh 1:1 :...
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Joshua, Theology of - Although the land west of the Jordan had the unique role of divine promise to the patriarchs and to Moses, the allotments of Reuben, Gad, and part of Manasseh also formed part of what was to become the land of Israel
Hymn - ’); (3) 1 Samuel 2:1-10 (‘Prayer of Haonah’); (4) Isaiah 26:9-20 (‘prayer of Isaiah’); (5) Jonah 3:5-10 (‘Prayer of Jonah’); (6) Habakkuk 3:1-19 (‘Prayer of Habakkuk’); (7) Isaiah 38:10-20 (‘Prayer of Hezekiah’); (8) The Prayer of Manasseh; (9) Daniel 3:26-30; (10) Dn 3:52–88; (11) Magnificat; (12) Nunc Dimittis; (13) Benedictus; (14) Morning Hymn (= full form of Gloria in Excelsis)
Arms And Armor - Israel had expert archers in men from Benjamin (1 Samuel 18:10-111 ; 2 Chronicles 17:17 ) and the eastern tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Manasseh (1 Chronicles 5:18 )
Ammonites - After the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and the half tribe of Manasseh, were carried into captivity by Tiglath-Pileser, B
Numbers, Book of - ]'>[1] ) Manasseh, settled on the E
Tabernacle - ; Ephraim, Manasseh, Benjamin on the W
Assyria - At this time Manasseh was allowed to return home, and fortify Jerusalem; and the Egyptians also, after the Assyrians had harassed Egypt and Ethiopia three years, Isaiah 20:3-4 , were set at liberty
Bible - After having been concealed in the dangerous days of the idolatrous kings of Judah, and particularly in the impious reigns of Manasseh and Amon, it was found in the days of Josiah, the succeeding prince, by Hilkiah the priest, in the temple. He adds, that the surprise expressed by Josiah and the people, at his reading the copy found by Hilkiah, may be accounted for by adverting to the history of the preceding reigns, and by recollecting how idolatrous a king Manasseh had been for fifty-five years, and that he wanted neither power nor inclination to destroy the copies of the law, if they had not been secreted by the servants of God
Tombs - ...
This explains the difficulty, "they buried Samuel in his house" (his tomb, not his dwelling: Isaiah 22:16, where "habitation" is explained by "sepulchre"): 1 Samuel 25:1; 1 Kings 2:34, "Joab was buried in his own house in the wilderness"; 2 Chronicles 33:20, "they buried Manasseh in his own house," which is explained 2 Kings 21:18, "in the garden of his own house, in the garden of Uzza
Testimony - The Transjordan tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Manasseh built a replica of the Lord's altar near the Jordan, not for burnt offerings and sacrifices, but as testimony to Israel that they would remain faithful to God's law given to Moses and that they had a continuing legal right to worship at the Lord's tabernacle even though living outside of the promised land (Joshua 22:27-28 )
Crucifixion - It was this form of cross that the Fathers had in view when in the crossing of Jacob’s hands as he blessed Ephraim and Manasseh (Genesis 48:13-14) they saw a prophecy of the Crucifixion
Job - Elihu, Job, Moses, Solomon, Isaiah, an anonymous writer in the reign of Manasseh, Ezekiel, and Ezra, have all been contended for
Canaanites - The Girgashites lay next above the Amorites, on the east side of the Sea of Tiberias, and their land was afterward possessed by the half tribe of Manasseh
Palestine - Transjordan Plateau East of the Jordan is an area where the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and the half tribe of Manasseh settled
Jerusalem - ...
A second wall, built by Jotham, Hezekiah, and Manasseh, made some changes on the southern line, and inclosed a large additional space on the north
Rivers And Waterways in the Bible - Farther inland, the Brook Kanah formed the boundary between Ephraim and Manasseh (Joshua 16:8 ; Joshua 17:9 )
Jerusalem - Nearly a century later, following the apostasy of Manasseh and the reforms of Josiah, Jehoiakim ascended the throne of David in Jerusalem
Messiah - The long reign of Manasseh, followed by the brief reign of Amon, was a period of religious as well as political decline
Temple of Jerusalem - During the long and disastrous reign of King Manasseh many abominable idols and pagan cult objects were placed in the Temple which good King Josiah had to remove during his reform (2Kings 23:4-6,2 Kings 23:11-12 )
Jacob - Faith adapted him to receive prophetic insight into the characters and destiny of Ephraim and Manasseh respectively, as also of his other representatives
Old Testament - Being pagan, they probably had the Pentateuch first introduced among them from Judah by Manasseh and other priests who joined them at the time of the building of the Mount Gerizim temple
Jeru'Salem - It was built as the city enlarged in size; begun by Uzziah 140 years after the first wall was finished, continued by Jotham 50 years later, and by Prayer of Manasseh 100 years later still
Sin - Sometimes they served the Baals with singleness of purpose, filling Jerusalem with idols, and lawlessness reigned (Ahab, Ahaz, and Manasseh)
Barnabas, Epistle of - But the same thing is shewn both by Scripture and by fact—by Scripture, for in the cases of the children of Rebekah, and of the blessing of Ephraim and Manasseh, we learn that the last shall be first and the first last (c
Baruch, Apocalypse of - 4); or the story of Manasseh, who was cast into the brazen ‘horse’ (i
Anger - Simon, Redemption of Prayer of Manasseh 1:2, do
Jeremiah - )...
Jeremiah, like Isaiah (Isaiah 30:1-7), foresaw that the tendency of many to desire an alliance with Egypt, upon the dissolution of the Assyrian empire whose vassal Manasseh was, would end in sorrow (Jeremiah 2:18): "what hast thou to do in the way of (with going down to) Egypt? to drink the waters of Sihor (to seek hosts as allies from the Nile land)?" Josiah so far molded his policy according to Jeremiah's counsel; but he forgot that it was equally against God's will for His people to lean upon Assyrian or Babylonian "confidences" as upon Egyptian (Jeremiah 36 - 37); so taking the field as ally of Assyria and Babylon against the Egyptian Pharaoh Necho he fell (2 Kings 23:29)
Propitiation - Simon, The Redemption of Prayer of Manasseh 1:2, London, 1906, p
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The Book of Judges itself is comprised in Judges 2:6 to Judges 16:31 ; and here it is to be noticed, first of all, that a certain artificiality is observable in the structure; the exploits of twelve men are recounted, and the idea seems to be that each represents one of the twelve tribes of Israel, thus: Judah is represented by Othniel, Benjamin by Ehud, the two halves of the tribe of Manasseh by Gideon (West) and Jair (East), Issachar by Tola, Zebulun by Elon, Naphtali by Barak, Ephralm by Abdon, Gad by Jephthah, and Dan by Samson; besides these ten there are Shamgar and Ibzan, two unimportant Judges, but against them there are the two tribes Reuben and Simeon, who, however, soon disappear; while the tribe of Levi, as always, occupies an exceptional position
Greek Versions of ot - ]'>[1] and the Hebrew OT, namely, in the books included in their respective canons; for the Apocrypha, as it stands to-day in our Bibles, consists (with the exception of 2 Esdras and the Prayer of Manasseh) of books which form an integral part of the LXX Jeremiah - Manasseh ( 1 Chronicles 5:24 ). Jeremiah the prophet was born towards the close of Manasseh’s long and evil reign ( c
Through Josiah’s minority (see Josiah) the ethnicizing régime of Manasseh continued; Jeremiah’s earliest preaching (chs
Barnabas, Epistle of - Of these, the Jews, the elder, are in the position of Esau and of Manasseh, who, though the first-born of their respective fathers, did not inherit the blessing; the Christians, like Jacob and Ephraim, though in each case the younger, have been made the recipients of the promise (ch
Canaan - To three of the twelve tribes, however, Reuben, Gad, and Manasseh, portions of territory were assigned on the eastern side of the river, which were afterward extended by the subjugation of the neighbouring nations
Joseph - God gave him two children, to whom he gave Hebrew names, showing he remembered as ever the God of his fathers: Manasseh, "forgetting," "for God," said he, "hath made me forget all my toil and all my father's house" (i
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The apocryphal books of the Old Testament, according to the Romanists, are the book of Enoch (see Judges 1:14 , ) the third and fourth books of Esdras, the third and fourth books of Maccabees, the prayer of Manasseh, the Testament of the twelve Patriarchs, the Psalter of Solomon, and some other pieces of this nature
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He held his court alternately in Nineveh and Babylon, which explains the difficulty and shows the accurate propriety of the Scripture statement that Manasseh, king of Judah, was carried by the captains of the king of Assyria to Babylon (2 Chronicles 33:11)
Jerusalem - Manasseh built an outer wall to the ‘city of David,’ and made other fortifications ( 2 Chronicles 33:14 )
Possession - Condemned by the Deuteronomic legislation, they were banished by Saul, patronized by Manasseh, and much sought after by the Egyptians
Jerusalem - One hundred and sixty years from this period, the city was again taken, by Esar-haddon, king of Assyria; and Manasseh, the king, carried a prisoner to Babylon, 2 Chronicles 33
Theodoretus, Bishop of Cyrrhus - books having been burnt under Manasseh and other godless kings, or destroyed during the Captivity, Ezra was divinely inspired to rewrite them word for word on the return from the Captivity