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Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Deuteronomy 3:12

 

 

"So we took possession of this land at that time. From Aroer, which is by the valley of Arnon, and half the hill country of Gilead and its cities I gave to the Reubenites and to the Gadites.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And this land, which we possessed at that time,.... Or took possession of, having conquered it; for it still remained in their possession:

from Aroer, which is by the river Arnon: on the borders of Moab, from thence as far as Gilead was the land which was taken from Sihon king of Heshbon, Deuteronomy 2:36.

and half Mount Gilead, and the cities thereof: which were taken from Og king of Bashan, Deuteronomy 3:10.

gave I unto the Reubenites, and to the Gadites; at their request, on certain conditions to be performed by them, afterwards repeated.


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Bibliography
Gill, John. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 3:12". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/deuteronomy-3.html. 1999.

Calvin's Commentary on the Bible

12.And this land, which we possessed at that time. In this passage Moses confirms his decision, that the possession of the country beyond Jordan should be insured to the Reubenites and Gadites, and half the tribe of Manasseh. For, since it had fallen to them exceptionally, the matter might be brought into controversy with posterity. Lest, then, any should disturb them, he again declares that they were the rightful possessors of that district. Moreover, inasmuch as the very gift of it might be called in question, since it was situated outside the bounds of the inheritance promised by God, Moses anticipates this objection also, asserting that God had not in vain given it to be possessed by His people. Hence it follows that the right of inhabiting it was conferred upon them. Lest, then, so unequal a partition should be made a subject of contention, he marks out their boundaries on every side, as though he set up the authority of God as a wall and rampart against any who should presume to invade it.

With reference to the names of the places, the Dead Sea is called the Sea of Salt, and the Lake of Genesera or Gennesareth, Chinnereth. As to the “outpourings of the hill,” translators are not agreed; for some consider Ashdoth-Pisgah to be the proper name of a city. (220) I prefer, however, to take the word “outpourings” (effusionum) appellatively, not for fountains and streams, but for the root (of the hill) where the ground by a gentle descent seems in a manner to pour itself forth. We shall presently see that Pisgah was one of the summits of Mount Abarim.


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Calvin, John. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 3:12". "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/deuteronomy-3.html. 1840-57.

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible

Ver. 12. We possessed Or, we took possession of.


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Coke, Thomas. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 3:12". Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/deuteronomy-3.html. 1801-1803.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Galaad. Moses comprises under this name all the conquered country. (Calmet)


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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 3:12". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/deuteronomy-3.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

at that time. Compare Numbers 32:33; Numbers 21:24. Joshua 12:1-6; Joshua 13:8-12, Joshua 13:15-32.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 3:12". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/deuteronomy-3.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

And this land, which we possessed at that time, from Aroer, which is by the river Arnon, and half mount Gilead, and the cities thereof, gave I unto the Reubenites and to the Gadites.

This land, which we possessed at that time. The whole territory occupied by Sihon was parcelled out among the pastoral tribes of Reuben and Gad. It extended from the north bank of the Arnon to the south half of mount Gilead-a small mountain ridge, now called Jelad, about 6 or 7 miles south of the Jabbok, and 8 miles in length. The northern portion of Gilead, which extended as far north as the Yarmuk, and the rich pasture lands of Bashan-a large province, consisting, with the exception of a few bleak and rocky spots, of strong and fertile soil-was assigned to the half tribe of Manasseh.


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 3:12". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/deuteronomy-3.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And this land, which we possessed at that time, from Aroer, which is by the river Arnon, and half mount Gilead, and the cities thereof, gave I unto the Reubenites and to the Gadites.
from Aroer
2:36; 4:48; Numbers 32:33-38; Joshua 12:2-6; 13:8-12,14-28; 2 Kings 10:33

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 3:12". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/deuteronomy-3.html.

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