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Numbers 21:21

The Victory over Sihon and Og

21:21 1 Then Israel sent messengers to King Sihon of the Amorites, saying, 2 

Numbers 21:23

21:23 But Sihon did not permit Israel to pass through his border; he 3  gathered all his forces 4  together and went out against Israel into the wilderness. When 5  he came to Jahaz, he fought against Israel.

1 sn For this section, see further J. R. Bartlett, “Sihon and Og of the Amorites,” VT 20 (1970): 257-77, and “The Moabites and the Edomites,” Peoples of Old Testament Times, 229-58; S. H. Horn, “The Excavations at Tell Hesban, 1973,” ADAJ 18 (1973): 87-88.

2 tc Smr and the LXX have “words of peace.”

3 tn Heb “Sihon.”

4 tn Heb “people.”

5 tn The clause begins with a preterite with vav (ו) consecutive, but may be subordinated to the next preterite as a temporal clause.

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