Therefore set I in the lower places behind the wall
Where the wall was lowest, and the enemy could more easily break it down, or get over it:
and on the higher places;
where the wall was higher; or rather on the towers upon the walls, as the word signifies the tops of rocks, which are dry and smooth, see ( Ezekiel 24:2 Ezekiel 24:8 ) .
I even set the people after their families;
according to their rank, number, strength, and valour:
with their swords, their spears, and their bows;
with weapons they could use both near, and at a distance.