Fertile region east & northeast of the Sea of Galilee, in ancient Palestine.
Webster's New World
Bashan Sentence Examples
This is the last historical event related in the Old Testament of Bashan.
The boundaries of Bashan may to some extent be deduced from the indications afforded in the earlier historical books.
All the so-called " giant cities of Bashan " without exception are now known to be Greco-Roman, not earlier than the time of Herod, and, though in themselves of very high architectural and historical interest, have no connexion whatever with the more ancient periods.
This fact somewhat weakens the various identifications that have been proposed for the cities of Bashan enumerated by name.
In the later history Bashan became remarkable as a refuge for outlaws and robbers, a character it still retains.