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Headword: Ὤγ
Adler number: omega,6
Translated headword: Og
Vetting Status: high
[Og], king of Bashan,[1] and Sihon, king of the Amorites,[2] were proud of their authority. Because of the size of his body, Og used an iron bed, which was 9 cubits long and 5 cubits wide.[3] The king of Bashan is called Og, that is 'partition,' because his deeds of shame blocked off the way of our salvation. The Lord will slay him for the freedom of those who are being conquered.[4]
Greek Original:
Ὤγ, βασιλεὺς τῆς Βασάν, καὶ Σηών, βασιλεὺς τῶν Ἀμορραίων, οἷον ἐπὶ δυναστείᾳ ἐσεμνύνοντο. ὁ δὲ Ὢγ καὶ κλίνῃ ἐκέχρητο σιδηρᾷ διὰ τὸ τοῦ σώματος μέγεθος, θ# μὲν πήχεις τὸ μῆκος, ε# δὲ τὸ εὖρος ἐχούσῃ. ὁ βασιλεὺς τῆς Βασὰν Ὢγ προσαγορεύεται, τουτέστι διάφραξις: ὡς τῶν ἔργων τῆς αἰσχύνης [τοῦτο γὰρ ἡ Βασάν] τὴν ὁδὸν τῆς σωτηρίας ἡμῖν ἀποφρασσόντων. ὃν ἀποκτενεῖ κύριος ἐπ' ἐλευθερίᾳ τῶν κρατουμένων.
Og, king of Bashan, is mentioned at Numbers 21.33 ff. and Deuteronomy 3.1 ff.
[1] Bashan: beta 136.
[2] Seon, Sihon: see alpha 1628, sigma 329.
[3] Deuteronomy 3.11. In present-day terms these dimensions exceed 13 feet by 7.
[4] This last sentence, with its odd future verb, is a misquotation of one in ps.-Basil's Commentary on Isaiah 2.91: ὃν συντρίβει κτλ .
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Translated by: Catharine Roth on 1 January 2004@16:43:52.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 7 January 2004@03:44:55.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords) on 30 October 2013@08:54:41.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 7 June 2014@23:47:37.


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