Deuteronomy Chapter 3: Og the King of Bashan the Giant, Possessing the Land, Moses Cannot Enter the LandJan 29th, 2010 | By admin | Category: Deuteronomy, Verse by Verse --Studies led by Br. Frank Shallieu (Click on Book name)
Nine cubits was its length, and four cubits its breadth, according to the common cubit.) … the rest of Gilead, and all Bashan, the kingdom of Og, that is, all the region of Argob, I gave to the half-tribe of Manasseh. (The whole of that Bashan is called the land of Rephaim.” The “im” at the end of Rephaim indicates plurality, the word being a general term for a people or a race.
The Hebrew term Rephaim includes the Anakims, who occupied the land of the Amorites; the Emims of Moab; the Horims of Edom; and the Zamzummims of the Ammonites. Previous to these were a people called the Avims, but the Caphtorims of the island of Crete came to land, to the shore, and destroyed the Avims, even though they were on the other side of the Dead Sea. Others have tried to explore the period of the Caphtorims, but it is a big blank in history.