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 32:36
 32:37
 32:38
 32:39
32:38 Nebo, Baal Meon (these names had been changed), and Sivmah. They gave these cities the names that they had when they were built.
Ve'et-Nevo ve'et-Ba'al Me'on musabot shem ve'et-Sivmah vayikre'u veshemot et-shmot he'arim asher banu.
32:39 Last Reading
The sons of Makhir (son of Manasseh) went to Gilead and captured it, expelling the Amorites who were there.
Vayelechu beney Machir ben-Menasheh Gil'adah vayilkeduha vayoresh et-ha'Emori asher-bah.



Commentary:

Nebo
  See Numbers 32:3.

Baal Meon
  Be'on in Numbers 32:3. Some say that this was Balak's capital (Targum Yonathan).

these names have been changed
  By Sichon when he took this territory from Moab (Ramban; Chizzkuni). Or by the Israelites when they conquered the territory (Rashi). Or, a proper name, 'Musaboth Shem,' so named because its heroes' names were engraved on its surrounding walls (Targum Yonathan). Or, 'Baal Meon, surrounded with walls' (Septuagint).

Sivmah
  This is Sevam in Numbers 32:3 (Rashi).

They gave these cities...
  (Ramban; Ralbag). Or, 'they gave [new] names to the cities that they built' (Rashi; Saadia); or, 'they named these cities after their builders.' (Targum Yonathan; cf. Septuagint).

Makhir
  See Numbers 26:29. The sons involved were probably Peresh and Sheresh (1 Chronicles 7:16).

Gilead
  See Numbers, 32:1. It is possible that Gilead was named after Makhir's son. According to some, Gilead had died by now (Midrash Aggadah).





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