Bible Names H-M: Manasseh
Manasseh in Easton's Bible Dictionary
who makes to forget. "God hath made me forget" (Heb.
Gen. 41:51. (1.) 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 Chr.
7:14); and the only thing afterwards recorded of him
his grandchildren were "brought up upon Joseph's
50:23; R.V., "born upon Joseph's knees") i.e., were
birth adopted by Joseph as his own children.
The tribe of Manasseh was associated with that of
Benjamin during the wanderings in the wilderness.
on the west side of the tabernacle. According to the
taken at Sinai, this tribe then numbered 32,200
(Num. 1:10, 35;
2:20, 21). Forty years afterwards its numbers had
52,700 (26:34, 37), and it was at this time the most
distinguished of all the tribes...
Manasseh in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
("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...
Manasseh in Hitchcock's Bible Names
forgetfulness; he that is forgotten
Manasseh in Naves Topical Bible
-1. Son of Joseph and Asenath
Ge 41:50,51; 46:20
Adopted by Jacob on his deathbed
-2. Tribe of
Descendants of Joseph
-(The two sons of Joseph, Ephraim and Manasseh, were
equally among the primogenitors of the twelve tribes
the places of Joseph and Levi))
Adopted by Jacob
Nu 1:34,35; 26:29-34
Place of, in camp and march
Nu 2:18,20; 10:22,23
Blessing or Moses on
One-half of tribe east of the Jordan River
One-half of tribe west of Jordan River
Jos 16:9; 17:5-11
The eastern half assists in the conquest of the country
of the Jordan River
De 3:18-20; Jos 1:12-15; 4:12,13
Join the other eastern tribes in erecting a monument to
testify to the unity of all Israel
Make satisfactory explanation
Join Gideon in war with the Midianites
Jud 6; 7
Malcontents of, join David
Struck down by Hazael
Return from captivity
Reallotment of the territory to, by Hazael
Return from captivity
Reallotment of territory to, by Ezekiel
Affiliate with the Jews in the reign of Hezekiah
Incorporated into kingdom of Judah
2Ch 15:9; 34:6,7
See ISRAEL, TRIBES OF
-3. (MOSES, R. V.) Father of Gershom
-4. King of Judah
2Ki 21:1-18; 2Ch 33:1-20
-5. Two Jews who put away (divorced) their Gentile wives
Manasseh in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(forgetting), the eldest son of Joseph, Ge 41:51; 46:20
born 1715-10 B.C. Both he and Ephraim were born before the
commencement of the famine. He was placed after his younger
brother, Ephraim, by his grandfather Jacob, when he adopted
them into his own family, and made them heads of tribes.
Whether the elder of the two sons was inferior in form or
promise to the younger, or whether there was any external
reason to justify the preference of Jacob, we are not told.
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. Jos 13:29-33 Here they throve exceedingly,
pushing their way northward over the rich plains of Jaulan
and Jedur to the foot of Mount Hermon. 1Ch 5:23 But they
gradually assimilated themselves with the old inhabitants of
the country, and on them descended the punishment which was
ordained to he the inevitable consequence of such misdoing.
They, first of all Israel, were carried away by Pul and
Tiglath-pileser, and settled in the Assyrian territories.
1Ch 5:25,26 The other half tribe settled to the west of the
Jordan, north of Ephraim. Jos 17:1 ... For further
particulars see EPHRAIM.
Manasseh in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
ma-nas'-e (menashsheh, "causing to forget"; compare Gen
(1) The firstborn of Joseph by Asenath, daughter of Poti-
phera, priest of On. See next article.
(2) The tribe named from Manasseh, half of which, with Gad
and Reuben, occupied the East of Jordan (Nu 27:1, etc.). See
(3) The "Manasseh" of Jdg 18:30,31 the King James Version is
really an intentional mistake for the name Moses. A small
nun ("n"), a Hebrew letter, has been inserted over and
between the first and second Hebrew letters in the word
Moses, thus maNesheh for mosheh. The reason for this is that
the individual in question is mentioned as priest of a
brazen image at Dan. His proper name was Moses. It was felt
to be a disgrace that such a one bearing that honored name
should keep it intact. The insertion of the nun hides the
disgrace and, moreover, gives to the person a name already
too familiar with idolatrous practices; for King Manasseh's
55 years of sovereignty were thus disgraced.
(4) King of Judah. See separate article.
(5) Son of PAHATH-MOAB (which see), who had married a
foreign wife (Ezr 10:30). Manaseas in 1 Esdras 9:31.
(6) The Manasses of 1 Esdras 9:33. A layman of the family of
Hashum, who put away his foreign wife at Ezra's order (Ezr
In the Revised Version (British and American) of Mt 1:10 and
Rev 7:6 the spelling "Manasseh" is given for the King James
Version "Manasses." The latter is the spelling of the
husband of Judith (Judith 8:2,7; 10:3; 16:22,23,24); of a
person named in the last words of Tobit and otherwise
unknown (Tobit 14:10), and also the name given to a
remarkable prayer probably referred to in 2 Ch 33:18, which
Manasseh (4) is said to have uttered at the end of his long,
unsatisfactory life. See MANASSES, THE PRAYER OF. In Jdg
12:4, the Revised Version (British and American) reads
"Manasseh" for the King James Version "Manassites."
Manasseh in Wikipedia
Manasseh is an Ancient Hebrew male name, meaning "causing to
forget". Manasseh may refer to:
Manasseh (tribal patriarch), a son of Joseph, according to the
the Tribe of Manasseh, an Israelite tribe
Manasseh of Judah, a king of the kingdom of Judah.
Manasseh (High Priest), the ancestor of a priest named
Jonathan, mentioned in the Book of Judges as being the son of
Gershom, son of Manasseh; there is a scribal oddity in the
text which means it may actually state Moses rather than
The Bnei Menashe ("Children of Menasseh"), a group from
northeast India who claim descent from one of the Ten Lost
Tribes of Israel.
Manasseh A Jewish-born priest who married a Samaritan and
withdrew from Jerusalem to Mount Gerizim
Menasseh or Manasseh was the name of two Khazar rulers of the
Menasseh I, mid to late 9th century CE or A.D.
Menasseh II, late 9th century CE or A.D.
Manasseh Scripture - Genesis 48:13
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, and brought [them] near unto him.
Manasseh Scripture - Judges 11:29
Then the Spirit of the LORD came upon Jephthah, and he passed
over Gilead, and Manasseh, and passed over Mizpeh of Gilead,
and from Mizpeh of Gilead he passed over [unto] the children
Manasseh Scripture - Numbers 34:14
For the tribe of the children of Reuben according to the house
of their fathers, and the tribe of the children of Gad
according to the house of their fathers, have received [their
inheritance]; and half the tribe of Manasseh have received
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