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Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Deuteronomy 3:5

 

 

"All these were cities fortified with high walls, gates and bars, besides a great many unwalled towns.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

Gates, and bars - literally, “Double gates and a bar.” The stone doors of Bashan, their height pointing to a race of great stature, and the numerous cities (deserted) exist to illustrate the statements of these verses.


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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 3:5". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/deuteronomy-3.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

All these cities were fenced with high walls, gates, and bars,.... 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.

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


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Gill, John. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 3:5". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/deuteronomy-3.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

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

(b) As villages and small towns.

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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 3:5". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/deuteronomy-3.html. 1599-1645.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Deuteronomy 3:5 All these cities [were] fenced with high walls, gates, and bars; beside unwalled towns a great many.

Ver. 5. All those cities.] And they were threescore. How well might Moses have been styled πτολιπορθης? or, as King Demetrius was, Poliorcetes, the city taker?


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 3:5". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/deuteronomy-3.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

High walls, gates, and bars; which may encourage you in your attempt upon Canaan, notwithstanding the fenced cities which the spies told you of, and you must expect to find.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Deuteronomy 3:5". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/deuteronomy-3.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

5. These cities were fenced — The ruins of these cities are seen to-day. Porter thus describes the region of the captured cities: “The hills of Bashan were close in front, their summits clothed with oak forests and their sides studded with old towns. As we ascended them the rock fields of the Lejah were spread out on the right, and there too the ancient cities were thickly planted. Not less than thirty of the threescore cities of Argob were in view at one time on that day, their black houses and ruins half concealed by the black rocks amid which they are built, and their massive towers rising up here and there like the ‘keeps’ of old Norman fortresses.”


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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 3:5". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/deuteronomy-3.html. 1874-1909.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Walls. Tacitus remarks, that "a great part of Judea is covered with villages, though towns may likewise be found in the country. (Hist. v. 8.) See 3 Kings iv. 13. Septuagint, "besides the towns of Pherezites, which were very numerous." (Calmet) --- The spies had not travelled in this county, when they gave an account of the walled towns being as high as heaven. But Moses here informs us, that the cities on the east side of the Jordan were not much inferior to those on the west, and the land was infested also with giants, ver. 13. (Haydock)


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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 3:5". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/deuteronomy-3.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

cities. See note on Deuteronomy 3:4.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 3:5". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/deuteronomy-3.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

All these cities were fenced with high walls, gates, and bars; beside unwalled towns a great many. No JFB commentary on this verse.


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 3:5". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/deuteronomy-3.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

All these cities were fenced with high walls, gates, and bars; beside unwalled towns a great many.
1:28; Numbers 13:28; Hebrews 11:30

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 3:5". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/deuteronomy-3.html.

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