Bible study 148 – Numbers 32

The tribes of Reuben, Gad and Manasseh realize that this whole detour through the Transjordan, and all the violent battles against its inhabitants, have been a huge waste of time and effort if they’re just going to leave the lands behind and travel to Canaan. So they ask Moses if they can live here, on the east side of the Dead Sea and Jordan. Moses agrees to this, on the condition that they come and fight in Canaan first, and gives them parts of the Amorite and Bashan kingdoms.

Numbers 32:5
They continued, “If we have found favour in your sight, let this land be given to your servants for a possession; do not make us cross the Jordan.”

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