Rode on ass colts, because horses were scarce there, and were not to be multiplied by the king himself, Deu_17:16. Hence their kings and kings’ children used to ride upon mules, 2Sa_13:29 18:9 1Ki_1:33,38,39. Compare Jud_5:10 12:14.
Object. These villages were called so before this time from another
Answ. They are not said to be now first called by that name, but to be still so called, because the old name was revived and confirmed upon this occasion; as Sheba is said to be called Beer-sheba, upon an occasion mentioned Gen_26:33, though it was so called before upon a more ancient occasion, Gen_21:31. Possibly this Jair had enlarged or fortified these towns, and so they were justly denominated from him, no less than from the former.