Fiery Snakes Audio Player 00:00 00:00 Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. It was time for the tribes of Israel to begin the conquest of the Promised Land of Canaan, but first they had work to do east of the Jordan River. To get there, Moses sent messengers to the king of Edom asking if the tribes of Israel could travel through Edom. “Please let us pass through your country,” he said. “We will not go through any field or vineyard, or drink water from any well.