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Inhabitants of Kir
Residents of Kir prophesied about by Isaiah.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Kir (Place)
KIR (PLACE) [Heb qı̂r (קִיר)]. Apparently the name of two places mentioned in the Hebrew Bible. The word qîr in Hebrew means “wall,” but in Moabite it means “city.”1. A Moabite town (Isa 15:1), probably the same as Kir-Hareseth (Isa 16:7), modern Kerak. Although the LXX of Isa 15:1 has to teichos, “the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Kir
Kir. 1. Mesopotamian city from which the Syrians migrated to Damascus and back to which they were later exiled by the Assyrians (Am 1:5; 9:7). Escape from Kir to Aram paralleled the exodus of the Israelites. It must have been a terribly bitter experience to be deported (by Tiglath-pileser) back to Kir
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Kir
Kir kir, kē̱-r [Heb. qîr—‘wall’; cf. Moabite qr—‘city’ (Moabite Stone, lines 11f, 24)]. A place to which Tiglathpileser, the Assyrian king, deported the Arameans of Damascus (2 K. 16:9f); it is traditionally considered to have been in Mesopotamia. Am. 1:5 (“and the people of Syria shall go into exile
Kir
Kir kir, kē̱-r of Moab [Heb. qîr môʾāḇ]. A city of Moab, apparently the capital, mentioned in an Isaianic oracle (15:1). In parallel stichs Isaiah, repeating the same words, uses the names Ar and Kir, possibly suggesting that these are identical. The LXX has Gk. tó teíchos, “the wall, fortress,”
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Kir
KIR1. Mesopotamian city from which the Syrians migrated to Damascus and back to which they were later exiled by the Assyrians (Am 1:5; 9:7). Escape from Kir to Aram paralleled the exodus of the Israelites. It must have been a terribly bitter experience to have been deported (by Tiglath-pileser) back
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Kir
Kir (kihr).1 The place to which Assyria’s king Tiglath-pileser (ca. 745–727 bce) took his Damascus captives (2 Kings 16:9). It was remembered by Amos (9:7) as the ancestral home of the Syrians, to which they were condemned to return (1:5). It may also have been the source of allies in the action Isaiah
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Kir
KIR1. The place from which the Aramaeans migrated to Syria (Amos 9:7). King Tiglath-pileser III of Assyria deported the Aramaean inhabitants of Damascus back to it as captives (2 Kgs 16:9; Amos 1:5). Its militia is represented as allied with Elam against Judah (Isa 22:6). The place has not yet been
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Kir
KIR. In the Heb. text the name of the place of exile of the Syrians (2 Ki. 16:9; Am. 1:5), and a country, not necessarily the same, from which Yahweh brought them (Am. 9:7). This is perhaps not their original home, but a land occupied at some earlier stage in their history, parallel to Israel in Egypt
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Kir
Kir (Heb. qɩ̂r)1. The place to which the Assyrian king Tiglath-pileser III deported Syrian (Aramean) peoples after destroying Damascus in 732 b.c.e. (2 Kgs. 16:9 MT; cf. Amos 1:5). According to Amos, Kir was the original home of the Arameans (Amos 9:7). Most LXX manuscripts do not refer to Kir in 2
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Kir
KIR An unidentified place in Mesopotamia to which the inhabitants of Damascus were exiled by the Assyrians after the city fell to Tiglath-pileser III in 732 b.c. (2 Kgs 16:9; cf. Amos 1:5). The name is used in Amos 9:7 as the original home of the Syrians.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Kir
Kir (fortress) is mentioned by Amos, ch. 9:7, as the land from which the Syrians (Aramæans) were once “brought up”; i.e., apparently as the country where they had dwelt before migrating to the region north of Palestine. (A difference of opinion exists in regard to the position of Kir, since some suppose
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Kir
KIR (kir; “wall”). The place to which Tiglath-pileser led captive the people of Damascus (2 Kings 16:9), according to the prophecy of Amos (1:3–5), and from which at some time the Aramaeans emigrated to Syria (9:7). Delitzsch (Com., on Isa. 22:6) identifies the Kir in this passage with that mentioned
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