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Joshua 17:5

    Joshua 17:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And there fell ten portions to Manasseh, beside the land of Gilead and Bashan, which were on the other side Jordan;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And there fell ten portions to Manasseh, beside the land of Gilead and Bashan, which were on the other side Jordan;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And there fell ten parts to Manasseh, besides the land of Gilead and Bashan, which is beyond the Jordan;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And ten parts were given to Manasseh, in addition to the land of Gilead and Bashan, which is on the other side of Jordan;

    Webster's Revision

    And there fell ten parts to Manasseh, besides the land of Gilead and Bashan, which is beyond the Jordan;

    World English Bible

    Ten parts fell to Manasseh, besides the land of Gilead and Bashan, which is beyond the Jordan;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And there fell ten parts to Manasseh, beside the land of Gilead and Bashan, which is beyond Jordan;

    Clarke's Commentary on Joshua 17:5

    There fell ten portions to Manasseh - The Hebrew word חבלי chabley, which we translate portions, signifies literally cords or cables, and intimates that by means of a cord, cable, or what we call a chain, the land was divided. We have but little account of the arts and sciences of the Hebrews, yet from the sketches which we find in different parts of the Old Testament it appears that their minds were in many respects well cultivated; nor could the division, which is mentioned in this book, have been made without such a measure of geographical knowledge, as we find it difficult to grant them. Suppose even in this case, the land was not measured with a chain, which in some cases would have been impracticable, because the ancient inhabitants still occupied the places which were allotted to certain tribes or families; yet the allusion to this mode of measurement shows that it was well known among them. As there were six sons and five daughters, among whom this division was to be made, there should be eleven portions; but Zelophehad, son of Hepher, having left five daughters in his place, neither he nor Hepher is reckoned. The lot of Manasseh therefore was divided into ten parts; five for the five sons of Gilead, who were Abiezer, Helek, Asriel, Shechem, and Shemida; and five for the five daughters of Zelophehad, viz., Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah. Calmet.

    Barnes' Notes on Joshua 17:5

    Ten portions - i. e. five for the five families descended from the male children of Gilead, and five others for the five daughters of Zelophehad, who represented the sixth family, the Hepherites.

    Wesley's Notes on Joshua 17:5

    17:5 Ten portions - Five for the sons, and five for the daughters; for as for Hepher, both he and his son Zelophehad was dead, and that without sons, and therefore had no portion; but his daughters had several portions allotted to them.