Giant Og’s Baby Crib in the Museum of Rabbah
Once again, here in Parshas Devarim, Moshe filled in some important details:
“And we conquered all of the many cities in the kingdom of Og. All these cities were fortified with high walls, double doors, and bolts, in addition to a great many unwalled cities. And we utterly destroyed them, as we did to Sichon! This victory was n othing less than a miracle. A miracle of HaShem!”
“Splendiforous!” the people sure were impressed.
Moshe continued, “Allow me to describe to you the enormous size of Og, and you’ll appreciate this miracle! The crib of Og was built of sturdy iron. I’m talking about a CRIB. A crib of a baby… not a bed of an adult! And do you know why this crib was made of iron?”
Moshe captured the attention of his audience. Nobody made a peep and with bated breath they were waiting for the answer.
“I’ll tell you why!” Moshe called out. “It’s because, even as a baby, if Og had a regular wooden crib it would have broken! That’s why he needed a custom-made strong iron crib!”
“Wow! That’s some awesome baby!”
“Now, just imagine how big this baby became, after he grew up and up and up and up!” Moshe said as he pointed his finger to the sky.
“Now if you don’t believe me, let me tell you exactly where that crib is today. You can see it for yourselves.”
“Can we see it?”
“You sure could. It’s kept in the Land of Amon, in a city called Rabbah, for all to see – open to the public. You see, I am not making up these stories!”
“It’s truly amazing!”
“I wonder if they charge admission to this Og Museum?”