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The Gemara Bava Basra 121b states explicitely that Machir (and Yair) entered Israel and this very question of why he didn't die with the rest of the Dor Hamidbar is posed and answered: והתניא יאיר בן מנשה ומכיר בן מנשה נולדו בימי יעקב ולא מתו עד שנכנסו ישראל לארץ שנאמר (יהושע ז, ה) ויכו מהם אנשי העי כשלשים וששה איש ותניא שלשים וששה ממש דברי ר' יהודה אמר ...

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