* discouraged. Heb. melted.
Ex 15:15 Jos 2:9,11,24 *marg:
Jos 14:8 Isa 13:7 Eze 21:7
* The people.
9:1,2 Nu 13:28-33
That is, with very high walls, which could not be easily
scaled. Harmer says, high walls are still to be seen in
Arabia, and are deemed a sufficient defence against the Arabs,
who scarcely ever attempt to plunder except on horseback. The
monastery on Mount Sinai, and the convent of St. Anthony in
Egypt, are surrounded with a very high wall, without gates;
the persons and things being taken up and let down through an
opening in the upper part, by means of a pulley and a basket.
This kind of walling is a sufficient defence.
* we have seen.
9:2 Jos 11:22 15:14 Jud 1:10,20 2Sa 21:16-22