King of Basan (Bashan) in the country of the Amorrhites (Josias 12). He is described as lord over "the remnant of the Raphaims who dwelt in Astaroth, and in Edrai, and had dominion in Mount Hermon, and in Salecha, and in all Basan." He was a man of gigantic stature, whose bed of iron, nine cubits long and four cubits wide, was shown in Rabbath (Deuteronomy 3). Many legends were spun about his name in the Orient and also in Europe.

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