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Deuteronomy - Chapter 03

Bible Study Notes
Deuteronomy 3:1-20 The Israelites battled Og, the King of Bashan and defeated them with the Lord’s might. The killed them all and took possession of their land along with their livestock and spoil. And so the Israelites under Moses defeated to the kings of the Amorites beyond the Jordan. King Og was the last of the Rephaim. Moses gave that land to the Reubenites and the Gadites which consisted of Aroer and half the hill country of Gilead. The rest of Gilead and all of  Bashan was given to the half-tribe of Manasseh. These tribes wanted this land on the East side of the Jordan because it was fertile although the Lord wanted all the tribes to cross the Jordan and settle all the land west to the Mediterranean Sea. The Lord granted them the land if the fighting men promised to cross with Jordan with the rest of their brothers and fight the inhabitants until the rest of the tribes possed the portion of land. They agreed.

Notes: Rephaim: King Og was the last of the giant people. His bed or coffin was 13.5 feet long and 6 feet wide.

Deuteronomy 3:21-29 Moses reassured Joshua, Moses’ successor, that the Lord will give him victory over the kings west of the Jordan, for the Lord will fight for them. Moses told Joshua that he pleaded with the Lord to see the land that Joshua was about to possess (Moses was forbidden to enter the land over striking the rock for water), but the Lord would not change His mind toward Moses. The Lord did grant Moses to climb Mount Pisgah where he would be able to view the land.

Notes: The Lord himself would provide supernatural power and give Joshua the victory over the peoples west of the Jordan. Pisgah is the peak of Mount Nebo, overlooking Jericho and the north end of the Dead Sea, the place where Moses died. 

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