Og was called in the 5 books of Moses Amorites Bashan, to which the Israelites sent on their arrival in Transjordan messenger with a request to be allowed to pass through his country. Og refused the passage and pulled them with all his people to fight against. He was defeated by the Israelites at Edrei (now Daraa in Syria). The Israelites took the cities of the plain, all Gilead, and all Bashan unto Salka and Edrei. The area was assigned to the half-tribe of Manasseh. In the Bible in 5 Mos 3,11 Og LUT is referred to as the last of the giants, his iron bed was nine cubits long and four cubits wide (4.05 x 1.80 m).