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