Ashurites

Ruled by Ishbosheth (2 Samuel 2:9). Arab., Syr., and Vulgate versions have it the Geshurites S.E. of Damascus. But these had Talmai as their king, whose daughter David married about this time (1 Chronicles 3:2; 1 Chronicles 3:4). The Targum of Jonathan reads Beth Asher, "the house of Asher," so also several Hebrew manuscripts The Asherites will then be the whole country W. of Jordan above Jezreel and the plain of Esdraelon. Thus the enumeration begins with the N. and ends with Benjamin on the S. Bachienne suggests the city "Asher" (Joshua 17:7), S.E. of Jezreel.