17:1 The tribe of Manasseh, Joseph’s firstborn son, was also allotted land.1 The descendants of Makir, Manasseh’s firstborn and the father of Gilead, received land, for they were warriors.2 They were assigned Gilead and Bashan.3 17:2 The rest of Manasseh’s descendants were also assigned land4 by their clans, including the descendants of Abiezer, Helek, Asriel, Shechem, Hepher, and Shemida. These are the male descendants of Manasseh son of Joseph by their clans.
17:3 Now Zelophehad son of Hepher, son of Gilead, son of Makir, son of Manasseh, had no sons, only daughters. These are the names of his daughters: Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.
17:4 They went before Eleazar the priest, Joshua son of Nun, and the leaders and said, “The
17:7 The border of Manasseh went9 from Asher to Micmethath which is near10 Shechem. It then went south toward those who live in Tappuah. 17:8 (The land of Tappuah belonged to Manasseh, but Tappuah, located on the border of Manasseh, belonged to the tribe of Ephraim.) 17:9 The border then descended southward to the Valley of Kanah. Ephraim was assigned cities there among the cities of Manasseh,11 but the border of Manasseh was north of the valley and ended at the sea. 17:10 Ephraim’s territory was to the south, and Manasseh’s to the north. The sea was Manasseh’s12 western border and their territory13 touched Asher on the north and Issachar on the east. 17:11 Within Issachar’s and Asher’s territory Manasseh was assigned Beth Shean, Ibleam, the residents of Dor, En Dor, the residents of Taanach, the residents of Megiddo,14 the three of Napheth,15 and the towns surrounding all these cities.16 17:12 But the men17 of Manasseh were unable to conquer these cities; the Canaanites managed18 to remain in those areas. 17:13 Whenever the Israelites were strong militarily, they forced the Canaanites to do hard labor, but they never totally conquered them.19
17:14 The descendants of Joseph said to Joshua, “Why have you assigned us only one tribal allotment? After all, we have many people, for until now the