Monday, July 16, 2007

Deuteronomy 3:12–20

Deuteronomy 3:12–20: The “Transjordan” tribes


In this section, Moses recounts how the Reubenites and the Gadites took possession of the land East of the Jordan River.

I don’t see anything in this passage that wasn’t covered in the earlier passage, in Numbers 32. In verses 12–17, Moses goes over the land East of the Jordan which belongs to the Reubenites and Gadites, and in verses 18–20 he reminds them that they swore to go into the “main” part of the Promised Land, with the rest of the Israelites, to help them defeat the people currently living there, and take possession of it.


Because I’m not seeing anything in this passage that’s new from the Numbers passage, I don’t really have any further thoughts on it.

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