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Deuteronomy 3:8

 

 

"Thus we took the land at that time from the hand of the two kings of the Amorites who were beyond the Jordan, from the valley of Arnon to Mount Hermon

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And we took at that time out of the hands of the two kings of the Amorites,.... Sihon king of Heshbon, and Og king of Bashan:

the land that was on this side Jordan; where Moses then was, being in the plains of Moab, and was the country beyond Jordan, with respect to the land of Canaan, and when in that:

from the river of Arnon unto Mount Hermon; Arnon was a river which divided Moab and the Amorites, Numbers 22:13 and Hermon was a mountain of Gilead, which ended where Lebanon began, and was the northerly border of this country. It was remarkable for the dew that fell on it; See Gill on Psalm 133:3.


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Bibliography
Gill, John. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 3:8". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/deuteronomy-3.html. 1999.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

And we took at that time out of the hand of the two kings of the Amorites the land that was on this side Jordan, from the river of Arnon unto mount Hermon;

On this side Jordan — So it was when Moses wrote this book; but afterward when Israel passed over Jordan it was called the land beyond Jordan.


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Wesley, John. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 3:8". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/deuteronomy-3.html. 1765.

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible

Ver. 8. That was on this side Jordan That is, &c.


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Coke, Thomas. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 3:8". Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/deuteronomy-3.html. 1801-1803.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

On this side Jordan; so it was when Moses wrote this book, but afterward, when Israel passed over Jordan, it was called the land beyond Jordan.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Deuteronomy 3:8". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/deuteronomy-3.html. 1685.

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments

Deuteronomy 3:8. On this side Jordan — So it was when Moses wrote this book: but afterward, when Israel passed over Jordan, it was called the land beyond Jordan.


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Benson, Joseph. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 3:8". Joseph Benson's Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/deuteronomy-3.html. 1857.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Beyond. East of the promised land of Chanaan, which the sacred writers have generally in view. (Haydock) --- Hebrew heber, means, "alongside, opposite to, at the passage, at this side," &c. See chap. i. 1., and 3 Kings iv. 24. (Calmet) --- There is no need, therefore, to suppose that this and similar passages have been inserted by a later writer. (Haydock) --- Hermon, which profane authors commonly call Antilibanus, (Calmet) was a part of the range of the mountains of Galaad, by which name it goes frequently, though it be also denominated Seon, or Sion, (chap. iv. 48.; Menochius) and the different nations had other names for it, ver. 9. (Haydock) --- It does not appear that Moses went much beyond the torrent of Jeboc. But he knew that the territory, as far as Hermon and Emath, belonged to the Hebrews, and he probably, sent some troops to take possession of it. They did not, however, entirely banish the Hevites, that dwelt from Baal-Hermon to the entering into Emath. These and some other nations were left by God to instruct Israel, Judges iii. 3.


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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 3:8". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/deuteronomy-3.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

on this side = across, a neutral term. See note on Deuteronomy 1:1.

unto. Some codices, with Samaritan Pentateuch, Septuagint, and Syriac, read "and (or even) unto".

Hermon = high mountain.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 3:8". "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 we took at that time out of the hand of the two kings of the Amorites the land that was on this side Jordan, from the river of Arnon unto mount Hermon;

Hermon , [Septuagint, to Aermoon] - now Jebel-Es-Shiech; the majestic hill on which the long and elevated range of anti-Lebanon terminates as its southern point. Its summit and the ridges on its sides are almost constantly covered with snow. It is not so much one high mountain as a whole cluster of mountain peaks-the highest in Palestine (Psalms 42:7). According to the survey taken by the English Government engineers in 1840 they were about 9,376 feet above the sea. Being a mountain chain, it is no wonder that it should have received different names at different points from the different tribes which lay along the base (as the Arabs have, in the present day, different names for different parts of the Lebanon range), all of them designating extraordinary height-Hermon, the lofty prominent peak; "Sirion," or, in an abbreviated form, "Sion" (Deuteronomy 4:8), the upraised, glittering; "Shenir," the glittering cuirass, or breastplate of ice (see the note at 1 Chronicles 5:23). It formed the northernmost limit of the country east of Jordan (Robinson's 'Biblical Researches,' 3:, pp. 344, 357; Stanley, 'Sinai and Palestine,' p. 395).


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 3:8". "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 we took at that time out of the hand of the two kings of the Amorites the land that was on this side Jordan, from the river of Arnon unto mount Hermon;
the land
Numbers 32:33-42; Joshua 12:2-6; 13:9-12

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 3:8". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/deuteronomy-3.html.

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