except that the people who have settled in the land are strong, and their cities are greatly fortified. We also saw the descendants of Anak.
Where can we go? Our brothers discouraged us when they said that the people are bigger and taller than we are. Their cities are tall and fortified to the sky, and we also saw the Anakim there.'
2 Chronicles 17:2
by placing troops in all of the fortified citadels through Judah and by establishing garrisons throughout the land of Judah and in the cities that his father Asa had captured.
Later on, Abimelech went to Thebez, set up a siege encampment there, and captured it. But there was a fortified tower in the center of the city, and all the men, women, and leaders of the city escaped to it, shut themselves in, and went up to the roof of the tower.
Beth-nimrah, and Beth-haran as fortified cities with corrals for sheep.
2 Samuel 20:6
So David told Abishai, "Now Bichri's son Sheba is about to do more damage than did Absalom. So take my personal guards and go after them. Otherwise, he'll run to one of the fortified cities and escape from us."
"Listen, Israel! Today you are about to cross the Jordan to enter and dispossess greater and mightier nations than you, who live in large cities that are fortified to the sky.
Then we captured all his cities at that time. There was not a city left that we didn't capture from them 60 cities in all from the region of Argob, which is part of the kingdom of Og in Bashan.
2 Kings 3:19
Then you are to attack every fortified city and every significant city. Cut down every significant tree, fill in all of the water springs, and ruin every prime piece of land with stones."
"Israel has neglected its maker in building palaces. Judah has multiplied its fortified cities, but I will send fire to their cities, and it will consume their fortresses."
Also included were the fortress towns of Ziddim, Zer, Hammath, Rakkath, Chinnereth,
2 Chronicles 11:5
Rehoboam continued to live in Jerusalem and built defensive fortification cities throughout Judah,