The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible Ver. 44-47. Of the children of Asher, after their families…
This tribe was numbered next to Dan, because it was under his standard;
one of his sons is omitted, very probably dying childless, and so had
no family; from the rest sprang the families of the Iimnite, Jesuite,
and Benite; and, from the latter, two others, the Heberite and
Malchielite; and it is remarked that Asher had a daughter named Serah,
and who also is particularly mentioned as a sister of Asher's sons in
(Genesis 46:17) no doubt but she was a remarkable woman, either for religion,
or for wisdom and prudence, or some amiable virtue or grace or another,
that she is so particularly taken notice of: according to Maimonides
F16 she was an heiress; for though Asher had many sons, this was his
wife's daughter by another man, who had no sons, and the inheritance
was his daughter's, and therefore is so particularly mentioned; she
inheriting as the daughters of Zelophehad did: the number of persons in
this tribe was 53,400, the increase was 11,900.
F16 Apud Abendana in loc.
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Gill, John. "Commentary on Numbers 26:44". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/geb/view.cgi?book=nu&chapter=026&verse=044>. 1999.