Deuteronomy 3:10

10 all the cities of the 1tableland and all Gilead and all Bashan, as far as 2Salecah and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan.

Deuteronomy 3:10 Meaning and Commentary

Deuteronomy 3:10

All the cities of the plain
There was a plain by Medeba, and Heshbon and her cities were in a plain, with some others given to the tribe of Reuben, ( Joshua 13:16 Joshua 13:17 )

and all Gilead;
Mount Gilead, and the cities belonging to it, a very fruitful country, half of which fell to the share of the Reubenites, and the rest to the half tribe of Manasseh:

and all Bashan;
of which Og was king, called Batanea, a very fertile country, as before observed:

unto Salcah and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan;
which seem to be frontier cities of the latter: see ( Deuteronomy 1:4 ) ( 3:1 ) . The former, Adrichomius F16 says, was situated by the city Geshur and Mount Hermon, and was the boundary of the country of Bashan to the north; and according to Benjamin of Tudela F17, it was half a day's journey from Gilead: as Edrei seems to be its boundary to the south.


F16 Thestrum Terrae Sanct. p. 94.
F17 Itinerar. p. 57.

Deuteronomy 3:10 In-Context

8 So we took the land at that time out of the hand of the two kings of the Amorites who were beyond the Jordan, from the Valley of the Arnon to Mount Hermon
9 (the Sidonians call Hermon Sirion, while the Amorites call it Senir),
10 all the cities of the tableland and all Gilead and all Bashan, as far as Salecah and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan.
11 (For only Og the king of Bashan was left of the remnant of the Rephaim. Behold, his bed was a bed of iron. Is it not in Rabbah of the Ammonites? Nine cubits was its length, and four cubits its breadth, according to the common cubit.)
12 "When we took possession of this land at that time, I gave to the Reubenites and the Gadites the territory beginning at Aroer, which is on the edge of the Valley of the Arnon, and half the hill country of Gilead with its cities.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Deuteronomy 4:43; Josh. 13:9, 16, 17, 21; Jeremiah 48:8, 21
  • 2. Joshua 12:5; Joshua 13:11; 1 Chronicles 5:11