“Michmethath, which is near Shechem.” Michmethath is about four miles south of Shechem. Michmethath is on the northern border of the tribe of Ephraim (Josh. 16:6).
“to the south.” The Hebrew reads, “to the right hand,” but looking east, the “right hand” is to the south.
“to the inhabitants of En-tappuah.” The use of this language, “the inhabitants of,” likely indicates that the people there were not from Manasseh, but were from Ephraim (Josh. 17:8).