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Although this may refer only to a specific tract of land in Canaan, the principle is established here that Joseph, rather than Reuben, would be granted the birthright (1 Chronicles 5:1,2) with its double inheritance, so Ephraim and Manasseh, Joseph's sons, are established as each equal with the other eleven sons of Israel.
KJV Defenders Study Bible, by Dr. Henry Morris, Ph.D.
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
DEF 10 ISBN 0-529-10444-x
DEF 10-1 ISBN 0-529-10445-8