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Ma’chir (sold).

1. The eldest son, Josh. 17:1, of the patriarch Manasseh by an Aramite or Syrian concubine. 1 Chron. 7:14. At the time of the conquest the family of Machir had become very powerful, and a large part of the country on the east of Jordan was subdued by them. Num. 32:39; Deut. 3:15.

2. The son of Ammiel, a powerful sheikh of one of the transjordanic tribes, who rendered essential service to the cause of Saul and of David successively. 2 Sam. 9:4, 5; 17:27-29.