Nehemiah 9:22

Nehemiah 9:22

Moreover, thou gavest them kingdoms and nations
The two kingdoms of Sihon and Og, and the seven nations of Canaan:

and didst divide them into corners;
or "corner"; into every corner of the land of Canaan, so that they possessed the whole of it, a few cities excepted; Jarchi interprets it of one corner, that they might not be mixed with the people of the land, but be all together in one place; but Aben Ezra understands it of the Canaanites, of their being divided and scattered into corners, when they fled from the Israelites; but the former sense seems best:

so they possessed the land of Sihon, and the land of the king of
Heshbon;
or "eren", or "namely" F26, "the land of the king of Heshbon"; for Sihon was king of Heshbon, and so the land the same:

and the land of Og king of Bashan;
those lands both lay on the other side Jordan, and were possessed by the tribes of Reuben and Gad, and the half tribe of Manasseh.


FOOTNOTES:

F26 So Piscator, Patrick, Rambachius.
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