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36 From Aroer,[a] which is at the edge of Wadi Arnon (it is the city in the wadi),[b] all the way to Gilead there was not a town able to resist us—the Lord our God gave them all to us.

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Footnotes

  1. Deuteronomy 2:36 sn Aroer. Now known as ʿAraʾir on the northern edge of the Arnon river, Aroer marked the southern limit of Moab and, later, of the allotment of the tribe of Reuben (Josh 13:9, 16).
  2. Deuteronomy 2:36 tn Heb “the city in the wadi.” This enigmatic reference may refer to Ar or, more likely, to Aroer itself. Epexegetically the text might read, “From Aroer…, that is, the city in the wadi.” See D. L. Christensen, Deuteronomy 1-11 (WBC), 49.

36 From Aroer(A) on the rim of the Arnon Gorge, and from the town in the gorge, even as far as Gilead,(B) not one town was too strong for us. The Lord our God gave(C) us all of them.

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