Machir in Wikipedia
Machir/Makir - meaning bartered - was the name of two figures
in the Bible.
1. Machir, the son of Manasseh, and father of Gilead.
In the Torah's account of the journey of the Israelites after
the Exodus, Machir (the individual) is portrayed as conquering
the territories known as Gilead and Bashan, which had
previously been occupied by Amorites. Machir's
descendants are described as having settled in Gilead and
Bashan, and consequently is a key figure in Gilead's
2. According to the Books of Samuel, Machir son of Amiel was
the name of a descendant of the Machir mentioned above, and
resided at Lo-Debar. The text states that here he looked after
Meribaal, the son of Jonathan, until David took over his
care, and also looked after David himself, when David found
himself a fugitive