GILEAD (1)gil'-e-ad (ha-gil`adh, "the Gilead"): The name is explained in Genesis 31:46, 51, as derived from Hebrew gal, "a cairn," and `edh, "witness," agreeing in meaning with the Aramaic yegharsahadhutha'. The Arabic jilead means "rough," "rugged."(1) A city named in Hosea 6:8; Hosea 12:11, possibly to be identified with Gilead near to Mizpah (Judges 10:17... View Details
Machir [N] [H] [S]
Manasseh's oldest son ( Joshua 17:1 ), or probably his only son (see 1 Chronicles 7:14 1 Chronicles 7:15 ; Compare Numbers 26:29-33 ; Joshua 13:31 ). His descendants are referred to under the name of Machirites, being the offspring of Gilead ( Numbers 26:29 ). They settled in land taken from the Amorites ( Numbers 32:39&n... View Details
Manasseh [N] [H] [S]
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 "... View Details