Deuteronomy 3:5

5 All these cities were fenced with high walls, gates, and bars; beside unwalled towns a great many.

Deuteronomy 3:5 Meaning and Commentary

Deuteronomy 3:5

All these cities were fenced with high walls, gates, and bars,
&c.] That is, all the cities in the kingdom of Bashan; and though they were, it hindered not their falling into the hands of the Israelites; and this might serve to encourage them against those fears they were possessed of by the spies, with respect to the cities in the land of Canaan; see ( Numbers 13:28 ) ( Deuteronomy 1:28 )

besides unwalled towns a great many;
small towns and villages adjacent to the several cities, as is common.

Deuteronomy 3:5 In-Context

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.
7 But all the cattle, and the spoil of the cities, we took for a prey to ourselves.