Deuteronomy 3:4

4 And we took all his cities at that time, there was not a city which we took not from them, threescore cities, all the region of Argob, the kingdom of Og in Bashan.

Deuteronomy 3:4 Meaning and Commentary

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


FOOTNOTES:

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.

Deuteronomy 3:4 In-Context

2 And the LORD said unto me, Fear him not: for I will deliver him, and all his people, and his land, into thy hand; and thou shalt do unto him as thou didst unto Sihon king of the Amorites, which dwelt at Heshbon.
3 So the LORD our God delivered into our hands Og also, the king of Bashan, and all his people: and we smote him until none was left to him remaining.
4 And we took all his cities at that time, there was not a city which we took not from them, threescore cities, all the region of Argob, the kingdom of Og in Bashan.
5 All these cities were fenced with high walls, gates, and bars; beside unwalled towns a great many.
6 And we utterly destroyed them, as we did unto Sihon king of Heshbon, utterly destroying the men, women, and children, of every city.