Friday, May 10, 2013

The Bible's King of the Giant Race -OG

The Bible's King of the Giant Race -OG


    Og's Bed

    Thus it would seem that these giants were entirely dispersed ; and Og king of Bashan is said (Deuteronomy iii. 11) to have been the only remnant of them : " For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of giants; behold, his bedstead was a bedstead of iron ; is it not in Rabbath of the children of Am nion? nine cubits was the length thereof, and four cubits the breadth of it, after the cubit of a man." The cubit of a man is the space from the tip of the finger to the elbow, that is half a yard ; therefore Og's bedstead was thirteen feet and a half long. The fact that this mighty ruler was the last of his race is again recorded in Joshua xii. 4: "And the coast of Og king of Bashan, which was of the remnant of the giants, that dwelt at Ashtaroth and at Edrei." And again, in the next chapter, verse 12 : " All the kingdom of Og in Bashan, which reigned in Ashtaroth and in Edrei, who remained of the remnant of the giants : for these did Moses smite, and cast them out." Although Og's bedstead was nine cubits long, it does not follow that he was thirteen feet and a half in height, because a bedstead is usually about one-third longer than the sleeper ; therefore it is probable that Og was about nine feet high. He has, however, furnished materials for numerous