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The Jewish Study Bible Contextualizes the Hebrew Bible with accompanying scholarly text on Jewish traditions and history.

Chapter 12

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1The following are the local kings whom the Israelites defeated and whose territories they took possession of:

East of the Jordan, from the Wadi Arnon to Mount Hermon, including the eastern half of the Arabah: 2 a Meaning of vv. 2 and 3 uncertain. King Sihon of the Amorites, who resided in Heshbon and ruled over part of Gilead—from Aroer on the bank of the Wadi Arnon and the wadi proper up to the Wadi Jabbok [and] the border of the Ammonites—3and over the eastern Arabah up to the Sea of Chinnereth and, southward by way of Beth‐jeshimoth at the foot of the slopes of Pisgah on the east, down to the Sea of the Arabah, that is, the Dead Sea. 4Also the territory of King Og of Bashan—one of the last of the Rephaim—who resided in Ashtaroth and in Edrei 5and ruled over Mount Hermon, Salcah, and all of Bashan up to the border of the Geshurites and the Maacathites, as also over part of Gilead [down to] the border of King Sihon of Heshbon. 6These were vanquished by Moses, the servant of the LORD, and the Israelites; and Moses, the servant of the LORD, assigned b‐ Lit. “it.” that territory ‐b Lit. “it.” as a possession to the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half‐tribe of Manasseh.

7And the following are the local kings whom Joshua and the Israelites defeated on the west side of the Jordan—from Baal‐gad in the Valley of the Lebanon to Mount Halak, which ascends to Seir—which Joshua assigned as a possession to the tribal divisions of Israel: 8in the hill country, in the lowlands, in the Arabah, in the slopes, c I.e., the slopes of Pisgah; cf. 13.20 . in the wilderness, and in the Negeb—[in the land of] the Hittites, the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites. 9They were:

the king of Jericho 1 the king of Ai, near Bethel, 1 10the king of Jerusalem 1 the king of Hebron 1 11the king of Jarmuth 1 the king of Lachish 1 12the king of Eglon 1 the king of Gezer 1 13the king of Debir 1 the king of Geder 1 14the king of Hormah 1 the king of Arad 1 15the king of Libnah 1 the king of Adullam 1 16the king of Makkedah 1 the king of Bethel 1 17the king of Tappuah 1 the king of Hepher 1 18the king of Aphek 1 the king of Sharon 1 19the king of Madon 1 the king of Hazor 1 20the king of Shimron‐meron 1 the king of Achshaph 1 21the king of Taanach 1 the king of Megiddo 1 22the king of Kedesh 1 the king of Jokneam in the Carmel 1 23the king of Dor in the district a Meaning of Heb. uncertain. of Dor 1 the king of Goiim in Gilgal 1 24the king of Tirzah 1 Total number of kings 31.

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a Meaning of vv. 2 and 3 uncertain.

b‐b Lit. “it.”

c I.e., the slopes of Pisgah; cf. 13.20 .

a Meaning of Heb. uncertain.

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