Day 6

Day 6

Written on 08/09/2019


Deuteronomy 2:31-3:14

31 Adonai said to me, ‘See, I have begun handing over Sichon and his territory before you; start taking possession of his land.’ 

32 Then Sichon came out against us, he and all his people, to fight at Yahatz; 

33 and Adonai our God handed him over to us, so that we defeated him, his sons and all his people. 

34 At that time we captured all his cities and completely destroyed every city — men, women, little ones — we left none of them. 

35 As booty for ourselves we took only the cattle, along with the spoil from the cities we had captured. 

36 From ‘Aro‘er, on the edge of the Arnon Valley, and from the city in the valley, all the way to Gil‘ad, there was not one city too well fortified for us to capture — Adonai our God gave all of them to us.

37 The only land you didn’t approach was that of the descendants of ‘Amon — the region around the Yabok River, the cities in the hills and wherever else Adonai our God forbade us to go.

1 “Then we turned and went up the road to Bashan, and ‘Og the king of Bashan came out against us with all his people to fight at Edre‘i. 

Adonai said to me, ‘Don’t be afraid of him; for I have handed him, all his people and his territory over to you; you will do to him as you did to Sichon king of the Emori, who lived at Heshbon.’ 

So Adonai our God also handed over to us ‘Og the king of Bashan with all his people, and we defeated him until he had no one left. 

At that time we captured all his cities; there was not one city of theirs that we didn’t capture. There were sixty cities, all the region of Argov, the kingdom of ‘Og in Bashan; 

all of them fortified cities with high walls, gates and bars — in addition to a great number of unwalled towns. 

We completely destroyed them, as we did with Sichon king of Heshbon, annihilating every city —men, women and little ones. 

But we took all the livestock, along with the spoil from the cities, as booty for ourselves.

“At that time we captured the territory of the two kings of the Emori east of the Yarden between the Arnon Valley and Mount Hermon,” 

the Hermon which the Tzidonim call Siryon and the Emori call S’nir, 

10 “all the cities of the plain, all Gil‘ad and all Bashan, as far as Salkhah and Edre‘i, cities of the kingdom of ‘Og in Bashan.” 

11 ‘Og king of Bashan was the last survivor of the Refa’im. His bed was made of iron; it is still in Rabbah with the people of ‘Amon. It was nine cubits long and four cubits wide, using the normal cubit [thirteen-and-a-half by six feet].

12 “Of this land that we took possession of then, I assigned to the Re’uveni and the Gadi the territory extending from ‘Aro‘er along the Arnon Valley together with half the hill-country of Gil‘ad, including its cities. 

13 The rest of Gil‘ad and all Bashan, the kingdom of ‘Og, I gave to the half-tribe of M’nasheh.”

The whole region of Argov together with all of Bashan form what is called the land of Refa’im. 

14 Ya’ir the son of M’nasheh took all the region of Argov, as far as the border with the G’shuri and the Ma‘akhati; he named this whole area, including Bashan, after himself — it remains Havot-Ya’ir to this day.