Bible study 154 – Deuteronomy 2

Moses recounts how they went through the land of Edom (contradicting Numbers 21, which clearly says they went around), through Moab, and then conquered the lands of the Amorites. The Deuteronomy narrative adds that the Ammorite king declined Moses’ request for passage through his land, only because God “had hardened his spirit” – the same tactic that God deployed in Egypt, when he tried to cause as much misery on both sides as possible.

Deuteronomy 2:34
At that time we captured all his towns, and in each town we utterly destroyed men, women and children. We left not a single survivor.

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