• Reuven Chaim (Rudolph) Klein deposited Between the Rivers Arnon and Jabbok in the group Group logo of Ancient Near EastAncient Near East on Humanities Commons 1 year, 11 months ago

    This paper discusses an apparent contradiction in the Bible regarding east of the Jordan River, that lies between the rivers Arnon and Jabbok. In Numbers 21 it seems that this land belonged to the Moabites, while in Judges 11 (during an exchange between the Jewish judge Jephtah and the Ammonite king) it seems that this land belonged to the Ammonites. Various rabbinic approaches to this issue are offered and their merits are discussed.