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Smith's Bible Dictionary

Asher

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Ash'er.

1. Apocrypha and New Testament, A'ser (blessed), the eighth son of Jacob, by Zilpah, Leah's handmaid. Genesis 30:13. (B.C. 1753). The general position of his tribe was on the seashore from Carmel, northward with Manasseh on the south, Zebulun and Issachar on the southeast, and Naphtali on the northeast. Joshua 19:24-31; Joshua 17:10-11; and Judges 1:31-32.

They possessed the maritime portion of the rich plain of Esdraelon; probably for a distance of 8 or 10 miles from the shore. This territory contained some of the richest soil in all Palestine.

2. A place which formed one boundary of the tribe of Manasseh on the south. Joshua 17:7. Mr. Porter suggests that Teyasir may be the Asher of Manasseh. Handbook, p.348.

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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Asher'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/sbd/a/asher.html. 1901.

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