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[bey-shuh n]
  1. a region in ancient Palestine, E of the Jordan River.
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Examples from the Web for bashan

Historical Examples

  • Here was also deposited the huge iron bedstead of Og, king of Bashan.

    Byeways in Palestine

    James Finn

  • A roar like that of a bull of Bashan, or a boatswain, here interrupted the conversation.

    Rivers of Ice

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • There was no natural boundary on the east of Gilead and Bashan.

  • The king of Bashan, his sons, and his army were cut to pieces.

  • Dogs have compassed me about; strong bulls of Bashan have beset me.

British Dictionary definitions for bashan


  1. Old Testament a region to the east of the Jordan, renowned for its rich pasture (Deuteronomy 32:14)
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