Bashan (Bay´shuhn; Heb., “smooth, soft earth”)

The fairly level, very fertile, grain-producing plateau of south Syria extending across the Yarmuq to the foothills of Gilead. In pre-Israelite days, Bashan included the territory of King Og (Num 21:33; Num 32:33; Deut 1:4; Deut 3:4; Josh 9:10; Neh 9:22). The fat bulls and cows of Bashan were proverbial (Ps 22:12; Amos 4:1), as were rams, lambs, and goats, “all of them fatlings of Bashan” (Ezek 39:18).

Num 21:33

King Og Defeated
33Then they turned and went up the road to Bashan; and King Og of Bashan came out against them, he and all his people, to battle at Edrei.

Num 32:33

33Moses gave to them—to the Gadites and to the Reubenites and to the half-tribe of Manasseh son of Joseph—the kingdom of King Sihon of the Amorites and the king ... View more

Deut 1:4

4This was after he had defeated King Sihon of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, and King Og of Bashan, who reigned in Ashtaroth and in Edrei.

Deut 3:4

4At that time we captured all his towns; there was no citadel that we did not take from them—sixty towns, the whole region of Argob, the kingdom of Og in Bashan ... View more

Josh 9:10

10and of all that he did to the two kings of the Amorites who were beyond the Jordan, King Sihon of Heshbon, and King Og of Bashan who lived in Ashtaroth.

Neh 9:22

22And you gave them kingdoms and peoples, and allotted to them every corner, so they took possession of the land of King Sihon of Heshbon and the land of King O ... View more

Ps 22:12

12Many bulls encircle me,
strong bulls of Bashan surround me;

Amos 4:1

1Hear this word, you cows of Bashan
who are on Mount Samaria,
who oppress the poor, who crush the needy,
who say to their husbands, “Bring something to drink!”

Ezek 39:18

18You shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth—of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bulls, all of them fatlings of Bash ... View more

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