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Easton's Bible Dictionary
The Hebrews found many fenced cities when they entered the Promised Land (Numbers 13:28; 32:17,34-42; Joshua 11:12,13; Judges 1:27-33 ), and we may estimate the strength of some of these cities from the fact that they were long held in possession by the Canaanites. The Jebusites, e.g., were enabled to hold possession of Jerusalem till the time of David (2 Samuel 5:6,7; 1 Chronicles 11:5 ).
Several of the kings of Israel and Judah distinguished themselves as fortifiers or "builders" of cities.
These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.
Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Fenced Cities'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/f/fenced-cities.html. 1897.