striking down. The whole country on the east of Jordan, from the Arnon to the Jabbok, was possessed by the Amorites, whose king, Sihon, refused to permit the Israelites to pass through his territory, and put his army in array against them. The Israelites went forth against him to battle, and gained a complete victory. The Amorites were defeated; Sihon, his sons, and all his people were smitten with the sword, his walled towns were captured, and the entire country of the Amorites was taken possession of by the Israelites (Num. 21:21-30; Deut. 2:24-37). The country from the Jabbok to Hermon was at this time ruled by Og, the last of the Rephaim. He also tried to prevent the progress of the Israelites, but was utterly routed, and all his cities and territory fell into the hands of the Israelites (comp. Num. 21:33-35; Deut. 3:1-14; Ps. 135: 10-12; 136:17-22). These two victories gave the Israelites possession of the country on the east of Jordan, from the Arnon to the foot of Hermon. The kingdom of Sihon embraced about 1,500 square miles, while that of Og was more than 3,000 square miles.
sihon refused his consent, and marched an army to the borders of the desert to oppose the advance of the invaders.
Apparently in a single battle the power of sihon was broken.
sihon's capital, Heshbon, became the capital of the first Israelite state.
The kingdom of sihon was one of the results of this ending of Egyptian rule.
Had ever such victories been heard of as those over sihon and Og?
Their principal seat is Kadmus, which is Kedemoth in the land of sihon.
sihon who was defeated in the time of Moses was not an Ammonite king, but chief of the Amorites.
It was only on the northern frontier of Palestine and in the kingdom of sihon that the name of "Amorite" alone was used.
But now the evil consequences of having triumphed over sihon and Og became manifest.
Here they came into conflict with sihon the King of the Amorites, whom they defeated, and possessed his land.