Deuteronomy 3:12

12 “When we took possession of this land, I gave to the tribes of Reuben and Gad the territory beyond Aroer along the Arnon Gorge, plus half of the hill country of Gilead with its towns.

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 We had now conquered all the cities on the plateau and all Gilead and Bashan, as far as the towns of Salecah and Edrei, which were part of Og’s kingdom in Bashan.
11 (King Og of Bashan was the last survivor of the giant Rephaites. His bed was made of iron and was more than thirteen feet long and six feet wide. It can still be seen in the Ammonite city of Rabbah.)
12 “When we took possession of this land, I gave to the tribes of Reuben and Gad the territory beyond Aroer along the Arnon Gorge, plus half of the hill country of Gilead with its towns.
13 Then I gave the rest of Gilead and all of Bashan—Og’s former kingdom—to the half-tribe of Manasseh. (This entire Argob region of Bashan used to be known as the land of the Rephaites.
14 Jair, a leader from the tribe of Manasseh, conquered the whole Argob region in Bashan, all the way to the border of the Geshurites and Maacathites. Jair renamed this region after himself, calling it the Towns of Jair, as it is still known today.)