And God helped him against the Philistines
He did not do all before related of himself, and by his own strength, but by the help of God; the Targum is
``the Word of the Lord helped him:''and against the Arabians that dwelt in Gurbaal;
the same with Gerar, according to the Targum; which also belonged to the Philistines, and had a king in Abraham's time, ( Genesis 20:1 ) , the same with Askelon, another of the five principalities of the Philistines:
and the Mehunims;
or the Minaeans, as the Septuagint, and whom Pliny
F14 makes mention of among the Arabians; they seem to be the Scenite Arabs; see ( 2 Chronicles 20:1 ) , or rather, as the Targum, those that dwelt in the plain of Maon, which was in Arabia Petraea.
F14 Nat. Hist. l. 6. c. 28.