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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 north-east. (Joshua 19:24-31; 17:10,11) and Judges 1:31,32 They possessed the maritime portion of the rich plain of Esdr'lon;, 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.
3. a city on the Jordan, "beside Zaretan," in the time of Joshua. (Joshua 3:16)

 

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