Bashan

The Bashan is a plateau east of the sea of Galilee is surrounded by higher hills (providing water) and so is fertile, and (at about 700m or 2,000 feet) has a mild climate, ideally suited to cattle rearing. Because of its fertility this area was highly contested by Syria and Israel (note the reference in Am 6:13 to the capture of Karnaim, the regional capital).


 

 

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