The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible Ver. 28-34. The sons of Joseph, after their families, were
Manasseh and Ephraim.
] Manasseh is here mentioned first, though Ephraim
was preferred to him by Jacob, and the standard belonged to him; not
because he was the firstborn, but because he had now the greater
increase, though he had but one son, Machir, of whom was the family of
the Machirites, and a grandson, whose name was Gilead, from whom was
the family of the Gileadites, and who had six sons; of whom were the
families of the Jeezerite, Halekite, Asrielite, Shechemite, Shemidaite,
and Hepherite. Hepher, of whom was the last, had a son named
Zelophehad, but he had no son, only five daughters, whose names are
given; the number of men in this tribe, of twenty years old and
upwards, fit for war, was 52,700, so that the increase was 20,500,
a large increase indeed!
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Gill, John. "Commentary on Numbers 26:28". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/geb/view.cgi?book=nu&chapter=026&verse=028>. 1999.