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Defeat of King Og of Bashan

3:1 Next we set out on1 the route to Bashan,2 but King Og of Bashan and his whole army3 came out to meet us in battle at Edrei.4 3:2 The Lord, however, said to me, “Don’t be afraid of him because I have already given him, his whole army,5 and his land to you. You will do to him exactly what you did to King Sihon of the Amorites who lived in Heshbon.” 3:3 So the Lord our God did indeed give over to us King Og of Bashan and his whole army and we struck them down until not a single survivor was left.6 3:4 We captured all his cities at that time—there was not a town we did not take from them—sixty cities, all the region of Argob,7 the dominion of Og in Bashan. 3:5 All of these cities were fortified by high walls, gates, and locking bars;8 in addition there were a great many open villages.9 3:6 We put all of these under divine judgment10 just as we had done to King Sihon of Heshbon—every occupied city,11 including women and children. 3:7 But all the livestock and plunder from the cities we kept for ourselves. 3:8 So at that time we took the land of the two Amorite kings in the Transjordan from Wadi Arnon to Mount Hermon12 3:(the Sidonians13 call Hermon Sirion14 and the Amorites call it Senir),15 3:10 all the cities of the plateau, all of Gilead and Bashan as far as Salecah16 and Edrei,17 cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan. 3:11 Only King Og of Bashan was left of the remaining Rephaites. (It is noteworthy18 that his sarcophagus19 was made of iron.20 Does it not, indeed, still remain in Rabbath21 of the Ammonites? It is thirteen and a half feet22 long and six feet23 wide according to standard measure.)24


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