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Joshua 13:8-12

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Tribal Lands East of the Jordan

13:8 The other half of Manasseh, 1  Reuben, and Gad received their allotted tribal lands beyond the Jordan, 2  just as Moses, the Lord’s servant, had assigned them. 13:9 Their territory started 3  from Aroer (on the edge of the Arnon Valley), included the city in the middle of the valley, the whole plain of Medeba as far as Dibon, 13:10 and all the cities of King Sihon of the Amorites who ruled in Heshbon, and ended at the Ammonite border. 13:11 Their territory also included 4  Gilead, Geshurite and Maacathite territory, all Mount Hermon, and all Bashan to Salecah – 13:12 the whole kingdom of Og in Bashan, who ruled in Ashtaroth and Edrei. (He was one of the few remaining Rephaites.) 5  Moses defeated them and took their lands. 6 

1 tn The MT reads “with him,” which is problematic, since the reference would be to the other half of the tribe of Manasseh (not the half mentioned in v. 7).

2 tn Heb “received their inheritance, which Moses had assigned to them beyond the Jordan.”

3 tn The words “their territory started” are supplied in the translation for clarification.

4 tn The words “their territory also included” are supplied in the translation for clarification.

5 tn Heb “from the remnant of the Rephaites.”

sn The Rephaites were apparently an extremely tall ethnic group. See Deut 2:10-11, 20; 3:11.

6 tn Or “dispossessed them.”



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