Matthew Poole Commentary - Judges 3:13 - 3:13

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Matthew Poole Commentary - Judges 3:13 - 3:13


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i.e. Jericho, as may be gathered from Deu_24:3 Jud_1:16 2Ch_28:15. Not the city, which was demolished, but the territory belonging to it. Here he fixed his camp, partly for the admirable fertility of that soil; and partly because of its nearness to the passage over Jordan, which was most commodious, both for the conjunction of his own forces, which lay on both sides of Jordan; and to prevent the conjunction of the Israelites in Canaan with their brethren beyond Jordan; and to secure his retreat into his own country, which therefore the Israelites prevented, Jud_3:28.