Deuteronomy 3:12

12 "When we took possession of this land at that time, I gave to the Reubenites and the Gadites the territory beginning 1at Aroer, which is on the edge of the Valley of the Arnon, and half the hill country of Gilead with 2its cities.

Deuteronomy 3:12 Meaning and Commentary

Deuteronomy 3:12

And this land, which we possessed at that time
Or took possession of, having conquered it; for it still remained in their possession:

from Aroer, which is by the river Arnon:
on the borders of Moab, from thence as far as Gilead was the land which was taken from Sihon king of Heshbon, ( Deuteronomy 2:36 )

and half Mount Gilead, and the cities thereof:
which were taken from Og king of Bashan, ( Deuteronomy 3:10 )

gave I unto the Reubenites, and to the Gadites;
at their request, on certain conditions to be performed by them, afterwards repeated.

Deuteronomy 3:12 In-Context

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.
13 The rest of Gilead, and all Bashan, the kingdom of Og, that is, all the region of Argob, I gave to the half-tribe of Manasseh. (All that portion of Bashan is called the land of Rephaim.
14 Jair the Manassite took all the region of Argob, that is, Bashan, as far as the border of the Geshurites and the Maacathites, and called the villages after his own name, Havvoth-jair, as it is to this day.)

Cross References 2

  • 1. See Deuteronomy 2:36
  • 2. See Numbers 32:32-38; Joshua 13:8-13