Looking west over the fertile farming land  from biblical Salcah,  or modern Salkhad in southern Syria towards Golan. It is located not far from the Syrian-Jordanian border, and is on the eastern limits of the fertile lands of the Hauran, or the biblical Bashan.  The town is located on a prominent summit (4400ft) that overlooks the southern lands of Syria. Looking east the country rapidly falls off into sandy/gravel wilderness and marks the borders of Arabia. It’s strategic importance was marked by the building a fortress here by the Ayyubid dynasty (1214-1247) in a similar manner to which Og had established himself here Josh 12:5 The elevation of this town makes the location conspicuous, and is visible from Rumtha (biblical Ramoth Gilead)  in Jordan almost 60 km away

It’s name means migration from a root to walk. Salcah is descirbed as all Bashan “unto Salcah” Deut 3:10; Being described as “the border” in Josh 13:11. it appears to be the limit of the inheritance, and it is interesting to note that at the end of describing the taking of inheritance by Manasseh in Num 32 the very next chapter describes the journey of the nation of Israel Num 33:1 that leads to the dwelling of the tribes. Salcah then illustrates the end of the journey with Israel planted in the mountain of their inheritance see Ex 15:17

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