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Sihon

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible

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SIHON . A king of the Amorites at the time of the conquest of Canaan. His dominion lay beyond the Jordan, between Jabbok on the N. and Arnon on the S., extending eastward to the desert ( Judges 11:22 ). He refused to allow Israel to pass through his land, and was defeated at Jahaz ( Numbers 21:21-24 , Deuteronomy 2:26-36 , Judges 11:19-22 ). Heshbon , his capital, was taken; and his land, along with that of Og king of Bashan, became the possession of Reuben, Gad, and the half tribe of Manasseh. Frequent reference is made to his defeat ( Numbers 32:33 , Deuteronomy 1:4; Deuteronomy 3:2; Deuteronomy 3:6; Deuteronomy 4:46-47; Deuteronomy 29:7; Deuteronomy 31:4 , Joshua 2:10; Joshua 9:10; Joshua 12:2; Joshua 13:10; Joshua 13:21; Jos 13:27 , 1 Kings 4:19 , Nehemiah 9:22 , Psalms 135:11; Psalms 136:19 ). Sihon in Jeremiah 48:45 stands for Heshbon, the city of Sihon.

W. F. Boyd.

Bibliography Information
Hastings, James. Entry for 'Sihon'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​hdb/​s/sihon.html. 1909.
 
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