Og and Sihon


#1

Besides the Bible is there any information on who Og, King of Bashan and Sihon King of the Amorites were. I do not trust wiki. They do not seem to be in the Catholic Encyclopedia. I know their names occur often in the OT. Do you have sources you trust?


#2

Our knowledge of Sihon appears to come solely from Biblical sources, so you already know your answers there.

As far as Og goes, he is found in the Midrash: Talmud Bavli Zabahim 113b; Pirkei D’Rebbi Eliezer (Heigar) “Chorev” Ch. 23 ד"ה וזה אשר תעשה; Yalkut Shimoni, Torah, Parashas Noach, Remez 55 ד"ה זכר ונקבה יהיו; Yalkut Shimoni, Torah, Parashas Noach, Remez 56 ד"ה ד"א ויהי לשבעת; Yalkut Shimoni, Job, Remez 926 ד"ה +לט+ התקשר רים. Talmud Bavli: Berachot 54b. Possibly offline sources; not sure these will help you much.

The online source wise-obs.tau.ac.il/judaism/jewish_astro.html may not be so reliable in itself, but provides a bibliography at the bottom.


#3

The giant cities of Bashan and Syria's Holy places

Gog and Magog: Ezekiel 38-39 as Pre-text for Revelation 19,17-21 and 20,7-10

A Patristic Commentary on the Book of Deuteronomy

The empire of the Amorites

An exposition of the Old and New Testament ..., Volume 1

Some of these works may be by Protestants. There are a lot of Biblical scholars out there like that.

I assume you are looking only for factual accounts. There is poetry and novelization here that I will elide.


#4

Thanks


#5

Here are all the biblical references to Og, and subsequently, Sihon: quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/r/rsv/rsv-idx?type=simple&format=Long&q1=Og&restrict=Old+Testament&size=First+100.

Haydock Bible Commentary has some information you may find useful. Scroll down to verse 11: haydock1859.tripod.com/id496.html.


#6

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