which dwelt in the land of Canaan, he heard of the coming of the
children of Israel;
towards the land of Canaan, in order to possess it, and he came out and fought with them, and was vanquished; see ( Numbers 21:1-3 ) , this was when Israel was at Mount Hor; from whence they departed to Zalmonah, twenty eight miles from the mount; and from thence to Punon, which was twenty more; and so to Oboth, which was twenty four miles from Punon: and thence
to Ijeabarim, in the border of Moab,
which was sixteen miles, see ( Numbers 21:9-11 ) .