Deuteronomy 3:10

10 We took all the towns of the plateau, everything in Gilead, everything in Bashan, as far as Salecah and Edrei, the border towns of Bashan, Og's kingdom.

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.


FOOTNOTES:

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

Deuteronomy 3:10 In-Context

8 Throughout that time we took the land from under the control of the two kings of the Amorites who ruled the country east of the Jordan, all the way from the Brook Arnon to Mount Hermon.
9 (Sirion is the name given Hermon by the Sidonians; the Amorites call it Senir.)
10 We took all the towns of the plateau, everything in Gilead, everything in Bashan, as far as Salecah and Edrei, the border towns of Bashan, Og's kingdom.
11 Og king of Bashan was the last remaining Rephaite. His bed, made of iron, was over thirteen feet long and six wide. You can still see it on display in Rabbah of the People of Ammon.
12 Of the land that we possessed at that time, I gave the Reubenites and the Gadites the territory north of Aroer along the Brook Arnon and half the hill country of Gilead with its towns.