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To the east of the Jordan River was a high tableland region divided into two by the Jabbok River. Before Joshua’s conquest of Canaan, the area north of the Jabbok was controlled by the Amorite king Og. The area south of the Jabbok was controlled by another Amorite king, Sihon, who had taken the territory from the nations of Ammon and Moab. Israel conquered both kings, and the territory became the homeland of the two and a half tribes of Israel that settled east of Jordan (Numbers 21:21-26; Numbers 21:31-35; Numbers 32:33). The town of Penuel, on the Jabbok River close to its junction with the Jordan, became a strategically important defence outpost (Judges 8:9; Judges 8:17; 1 Kings 12:25; see PENUEL).

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Fleming, Don. Entry for 'Jabbok'. Bridgeway Bible Dictionary. 2004.

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