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Og (ŏg) long-necked? A king of Bashan, of gigantic stature, Deuteronomy 3:11, who opposed the passage of the Israelites through his territories. Deuteronomy 3:1. He was defeated in a pitched battle in Edrei, and, together with his sons, was slain. Deuteronomy 1:4; Numbers 21:33-34. His sixty fenced and walled cities were given with Bashan and all his kingdom to the half-tribe of Manasseh. Deuteronomy 3:8; Deuteronomy 3:4; Numbers 32:33. He was a giant. Joshua 13:12, and his long iron bedstead (?) (possibly sarcophagus of black basalt), was preserved as a memorial of his huge stature Deuteronomy 3:11.


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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Og'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/rpd/o/og.html. 1893.


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