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Og
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The Amorite king of Bashan. He ruled from Ashtaroth and Edrei (Josh 13:12), and his territory was conquered by Moses and the Israelites immediately after the conquest of Sihon, another Amorite king (Num 21:33–35; Deut 3:1–12; Josh 12:4).Og was the last of the Rephaim, who are associated in the Old Testament with unusual height. His great stature is shown by the dimensions of his “bed of iron”—13.5 feet by 6 feet. Deuteronomy 3:11 describes Og’s bed as still being at Rabbah of Ammon.The Reubenites, Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh took over Og’s conquered territory (Num 32:33; Deut 3:12–13). Og is mentioned several times after his death (Deut 1:4; 4:47; 31:4; Josh 2:10; 9:10; 13:12, 30). The defeats of Sihon and Og were referred to frequently throughout Israel’s national history (Psa 135:11; 136:20).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Og
Og (עוֹג‎, og). The Amorite king of Bashan. He ruled from Ashtaroth and Edrei (Josh 13:12), and his territory was conquered by Moses and the Israelites immediately after the conquest of Sihon, another Amorite king (Num 21:33–35; Deut 3:1–12; Josh 12:4).Og was the last of the Rephaim, who are associated
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Og (Person)
OG (PERSON) [Heb ʿôg (עֹוג)]. King of the land of Bashan in Transjordan (Num 21:33–35). He was defeated and killed by the Israelites as they passed through his territory on the way to the promised land. Og’s kingdom is portrayed as a settled region; sixty cities are mentioned in the narrative of the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Og
Og. King whose fame partly came from his being a giant. He alone “was left of the remnant of the Rephaim [giants kjv]; behold, his bedstead was a bedstead of iron.… Nine cubits was its length, and four cubits its breadth” (Dt 3:11).Og, king of Bashan, fell before Joshua’s assault immediately after the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Og
Og og [Heb ʿôg̱, ʿōg̱]. Amorite king of the territory of Bashan; last of the giant Rephaim race. Og’s empire E of the Jordan was conquered by Moses and the Israelites in preparation for the invasion W of the Jordan (Nu. 21:33–35; Dt. 3:1–12). Bashan was assigned mainly to the half-tribe of Manasseh,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Og
OG King whose fame partly came from his being a giant. “King Og of Bashan was the last of the giant Rephaites. His iron bed was more than thirteen feet [4.1 meters] long and six feet [1.8 meters] wide” (Dt 3:11, nlt).Og, king of Bashan, fell before Moses’ assault immediately after the defeat of King
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Og
Og, the king of Bashan, whose territory lay north of the river Jabbok. He was defeated by the Israelites at Edrei before they crossed the Jordan River to enter the land of Canaan (Num. 21:33–35; Deut. 1:4; 3:1–13). Og and another Amorite king, Sihon, were massacred, and the Israelites took control of
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Og
OG. An Amorite king of Bashan, whose domain, embracing 60 cities from the Jabbok River to Mount Hermon, was conquered by Moses and the Israelites (Num 21:33–35; Deut 3:1–5). The inhabitants, except the king, were exterminated (Deut 3:6–11), and his territory was occupied by the half tribe of Manasseh
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Og
OG (Heb. ‘ôḡ). An Amorite king of Bashan, of the giant race of Rephaim at the time of the Conquest of Palestine (Nu. 21:33; Jos. 13:12). His kingdom was a powerful one, having sixty cities ‘fortified with high walls, gates and bars’ (Dt. 3:4–5), extending from Mt Hermon to the Jabbok. These included
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Og
Og (Heb. ʿôg̱)The king of the Transjordanian territory of Bashan, whom the Israelites under Moses claim to have conquered at Edrei. They then captured the 60 towns contained within his kingdom, which were fenced with high walls, gates, and bars (Num. 21:33–35; Deut. 3:1–10). He and another Amorite
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Og
Og [ŏg] (Heb. ˓ôg, ˓ōg̱). An Amorite king of Bashan, the last of the Rephaim (Deut. 3:11), defeated by the Israelites under Moses.Og controlled sixty fortified cities in the northern region of the plain east of Jordan (vv. 1–10). The Israelites defeated and killed him at Edrei (Num. 21:33–35;
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
Og
OG עוגI. Of unknown etymology, although some connexion with Osa g̃aig (?), Soqotri ʿaig, Hatraean ʿgʾʾ ‘man’ could be established (Rabin ErIsr 8 [1967] 251–154; cf. also Ug PN bn ʿgy, KTU 4.611:19), Og is attested 22 times in the Bible as the king of →Bashan, along with the Amorite king Sihon, both
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Og
OG The king of Bashan in Transjordan who was defeated and slain by the Israelites at Edrei (Num 21:33–35; Deut 1:4; 3:1–13). His defeat by the Israelites became a cherished memory and a symbol of the Lord’s assurance of victory (Deut 4:47, 31:4; Josh 2:10, 9:10; Ps 135, 136:20; Neh 9:22). Following Og’s