So Manasseh and Ephraim, the descendants of Joseph, received their inheritance.
Joshua 16 v 4
All the tribes, each one descended from the one father, Jacob, were given a section of the promised land – and it is interesting to note the nature of the land given to each. Joseph had been faithful to God in Egypt as a slave and then as a ruler, through the most difficult of circumstances. But of all the sons no territory is allocated directly to him, but rather each of Joseph’s sons is given land, so his descendants get a double share. And when you look at it on the map they get the most fertile and pleasant section of the land too. A double blessing indeed! The full extent of their territory becomes evident in 17 vv 17-18 where we read ‘But Joshua said to the house of Joseph