who built Ono, and Lod, with the towns thereof;
not Shamed, but Elpaal his father, so the Targum; and the Talmudists say F15, these were walled cities from the days of Joshua the son of Nun, and were destroyed in the days of the concubine in Gibea, and Elpaal came and rebuilt them; they were inhabited by the Benjaminites, upon their return from the Babylonish captivity, ( Nehemiah 11:35 ) they were near to each other; according to a Jewish chronologer F16, it was three miles from the one to the other; Lod is the same with Lydda, in ( Acts 9:32 Acts 9:35 Acts 9:38 ) .
F15 T. Hieros. Megillah, fol. 70. 1. & T. Bab Megillah, fol. 4. 1. So the Targum.
F16 Juchasin, fol. 39. 2.