6584. The sons also of Machir the son of Manasseh. That this signifies and in respect to the will and its derivatives, is evident from the representation of Manasseh, as being the will of the church (see n. 5351, 5353, 5354, 6222, 6238, 6267, 6296); and from the signification of his "sons" and "sons' sons," here the "sons of Machir," as being the derivatives (n. 6583); the derivatives of the will of the church-signified by the "sons of Machir"-are goods conjoined with truths, thus also truths from good, for the truths that have been derived from good are forms of good. That the "sons of Machir" denote goods conjoined with truths is signified by their being "born on Joseph's knees," as presently follows; and that they denote truths from good is signified in the book of Judges: "Out of Machir shall come down lawgivers" (Judg. 5:14); "lawgivers" denote truths from good (n. 6372).