Golan Heights (Biblical Bashan) - Galilee & North

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February 20, 2010|12:03 pm

Also known as Batanea, Gaulanitis, Geshur, Karnaim

Cows of Bashan, Oaks of Bashan
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Cows of Bashan, Oaks of Bashan

Cattle have been raised in this area, in ancient times as well as today. Both beef and dairy cattle are currently raised in the Golan Heights. In biblical times, this area (known as Bashan) was known for its cattle and its oak trees. Amos 4:1-2 (NASB) “Hear this word, you cows of Bashan..." (cf. Ps 22:12). Zechariah 11:2 (KJV) “Howl, fir tree; for the cedar is fallen; because the mighty are spoiled: howl, O ye oaks of Bashan; for the forest of the vintage is come down” (cf. Isa 2:13).

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