Literally, 'third generation.' Actually, the term can be interpreted to indicate Ephraim's children (the third generation from Joseph; Sh'muel ben Chofni); Ephraim's grandchildren (Sh'muel ben Chofni); or Ephraim's great-grandchildren (Ralbag). The generations were: Ephraim, Shuthelach, Eran (Numbers 26:35,36; cf. 1 Chronicles 7:20).
|children of Manasseh's son Makhir|
Most notably Gilead (Numbers 26:29. See 1 Chronicles 7:14, 16; Numbers 27:1, 32:29, 36:1, Joshua 17:3).