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Deuteronomy 2:16-20

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Instructions Concerning Ammon

2:16 So it was that after all the military men had been eliminated from the community, 1  2:17 the Lord said to me, 2:18 “Today you are going to cross the border of Moab, that is, of Ar. 2  2:19 But when you come close to the Ammonites, do not harass or provoke them because I am not giving you any of the Ammonites’ land as your possession; I have already given it to Lot’s descendants 3  as their possession.

2:20 (That also is considered to be a land of the Rephaites. 4  The Rephaites lived there originally; the Ammonites call them Zamzummites. 5 

1 tn Heb “and it was when they were eliminated, all the men of war, to die from the midst of the people.”

2 sn Ar. See note on this word in Deut 2:9.

3 sn Lot’s descendants. See note on this phrase in Deut 2:9.

4 sn Rephaites. See note on this word in Deut 2:11.

5 sn Zamzummites. Just as the Moabites called Rephaites by the name Emites, the Ammonites called them Zamzummites (or Zazites; Gen 14:5).



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