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The descendants of Manasseh became the largest of the tribes, being split into two half-tribes when the Machirites took possession of Gilead, dispossessing the Amorites who had dwelt there before them. Along with the tribes of Reuben and Gad this half-tribe inherited land outside of the "promised" land. The other half of the tribe joined their cousins to become a large contingency of the "northern" kingdom of Israel