Deuteronomy 3:4

Deuteronomy 3:4

And we took all his cities at that time
Not only Edrei where the battle was fought, and Ashteroth his capital city, but all the rest in his kingdom:

there was not a city which we took not from them;
not one stood out, but all surrendered on summons; the number of which follows:

three score cities;
which was a large number for so small a country, and shows it to be well inhabited:

all the region of Argob;
which was a small province of

the kingdom of Og in Bashan:
Aben Ezra and Jarchi observe, that it was called after a man, i.e. whose name was Argob; the Targum of Onkelos names it Tracona, and the Targum of Jonathan Targona, the same with Trachonitis in Josephus and other authors; see ( Luke 3:1 ) , Jerom relates


F8 that in his time, about Gerasa, a city of Arabia, fifteen miles from it to the west, there was a village which was called Arga, which seems to carry in it some remains of the ancient name of this country; and the Samaritan version, in all places where Argob is, calls it Rigobaah; and in the Misnah F9 mention is made of a place called Ragab, beyond Jordan, famous for its being the second place for the best oil.

F8 De loc. Heb. fol. 87. M.
F9 Misn. Menachot, c. 8. sect. 3.