Now therefore gather the rest of the people together
The rest of the soldiers in the land of Israel, and come to Rabbah:
and encamp against the city;
invest it in form:
and take it;
upon a surrender or by storm; for it could not hold out long:
lest I take the city, and it be called after my name;
so great a regard had Joab, though an ambitious man, to the fame and credit of David his king: so Craterus F1 at the siege of Artacacna, being prepared to take it, waited the coming of Alexander, that he might have the honour of it.
F1 Curt. Hist. l. 6. c. 6.