Why does the Torah describe Amon as 'strong'? Were they stronger than Yisrael?


Rashi and Targum Yonasan: They were strong due to Divine protection, inasmuch as Hashem had warned Yisrael 1 not to harass them (since the time of their destruction had not yet arrived ? Targum Yonasan).


Da'as Zekenim and Hadar Zekenim: Sichon conquered Amon only up to the river Yabok, since it was a strong border. (Therefore, Yisrael could take only until there.)


Rashi: See Devarim, 2:19.

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