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The children of Israel traveled and encamped in the plains of Moab beyond the Jordan at Jericho. Bible

“encamped in the plains of Moab.” As per Numbers 21, the Israelites had just conquered the Transjordan almost as far north as Damascus, the kingdoms of Sihon and then Og. Now they turn south and camp in the plains of Moab right next to the Jordan River because the area was wide and was right across from Jericho, which was to be their first conquest in the Promised Land.

“beyond the Jordan.” In this context this refers to the east side of the Jordan River.


Commentary for: Numbers 22:1