1 Chronicles 5:11

11 Next to the Reubenites, the descendants of Gad lived in the land of Bashan as far east as Salecah.

1 Chronicles 5:11 Meaning and Commentary

1 Chronicles 5:11

And the children of Gad dwelt over against them
Or by them, the Reubenites; and one part of Gilead was given them between them, and the other to the half tribe of Manasseh:

in the land of Bashan, unto Salcah;
for though all Bashan is said to be given to the half tribe of Manasseh, ( Deuteronomy 3:13 ) yet that is to be understood of the greater part of it; all of that which belonged to Og, but what did not, the Gadites, either from the first, or in later times, inhabited even as far as Salcah, which was one of the cities of Og, ( Deuteronomy 3:10 ) and which Benjamin of Tudela F23 makes mention of, being called by the same name in his days.


FOOTNOTES:

F23 Itinerar. p. 57.

1 Chronicles 5:11 In-Context

9 And since they had so many livestock in the land of Gilead, they spread east toward the edge of the desert that stretches to the Euphrates River.
10 During the reign of Saul, the Reubenites defeated the Hagrites in battle. Then they moved into the Hagrite settlements all along the eastern edge of Gilead.
11 Next to the Reubenites, the descendants of Gad lived in the land of Bashan as far east as Salecah.
12 Joel was the leader in the land of Bashan, and Shapham was second-in-command, followed by Janai and Shaphat.
13 Their relatives, the leaders of seven other clans, were Michael, Meshullam, Sheba, Jorai, Jacan, Zia, and Eber.