Devarim (Deuteronomy): Devarim > Ch 3

More details about Israelites journey through the desert

Og, the King of Bashan attacks Israelites. Israelites win and destroy all 60 cities.

  • Israelites go to Bashan and the king of Bashan attacks them at Edrei. G-d delivers Bashan to Israelites.
  • G-d tells Moses: "Do not fear him, for I have given him, all his people, and his land into your hand, and you shall do to him as you did to Sihon, king of the Amorites, who dwelt in Heshbon."
  • G-d delivers Bashan to Israelites and they destroy all 60 fortified cities, leaving no survivors. Og was the last of the Rephaim.
  • Israelites take this land out of the hands of the two kings of the Amorites who live on the other side of Jordan. All the cities of the plain, and all Gilead, and all Bashan.

Moses gives all part of the conquered land to Reubenites & Gadites

  • Moses gives part of the land to the Reubenites and to the Gadites: from Aro'er, which is by the brook of Arnon to Mount Gilead and its cities, until the brook of Jabbok, the plain, the Jordan and the border thereof, from Kinnereth to the Sea of Salt, under the waterfalls of Pisgah, eastward.

Moses gives the other part of the land to the half tribe of Manasseh

  • Moses gives the rest of Gilead, and all Bashan, the kingdom of Og, to the half tribe of Manasseh; all the territory of Argob, all of Bashan; that is called the land of Rephaim.
  • Jair the son of Manasseh takes all the territory of Argob to the boundaries of the Geshurites and the Maachathites, and he calls them, even Bashan, after his own name, villages of Jair, to this day. Machir takes Gilead.
  • Moses tells those who received the land to settle wifes and children and continue to fight for the land on the other side of Jordan.

Moses asks G-d to let him cross over to the other side of Jordan. G-d allows him to see the land but not enter it.

  • "O Lord G-d, You have begun to show Your servant Your greatness and Your strong hand, for who is [like] G-d in heaven or on earth who can do as Your deeds and Your might? Pray let me cross over and see the good land that is on the other side of the Jordan, this good mountain and the Lebanon."
  • G-d tells Moses: “Go up to the top of the hill and lift up your eyes westward and northward and southward and eastward and see with your eyes, for you shall not cross this Jordan. But command Joshua and strengthen him and encourage him, for he will cross over before this people, and he will make them inherit the land which you will see.”
  • Israelites go to the valley opposite Beth Peor.