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Karkor
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Karkor
Karkor (קַרְקֹר‎, qarqor). Town where Gideon defeated two Midianite kings (Judg 8:10).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Karkor (Place)
KARKOR (PLACE) [Heb qarqōr (קַרְקֹר)]. According to Judg 8:10, Zebah and Zalmunna, the kings of Midian, were in Karkor. Gideon had surprised the Midianites with his 300 men in the famous story in Judges 7. The Midianites fled across the Jordan and Gideon pursued them, indicating that Karkor is in Transjordan.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Karkor
Karkor. City in the Transjordan where Gideon attacked the armies of the two Midianite kings, Zebah and Zalmunna (Jgs 8:10). Indications of its location are sketchy. Judges 8:11 places it east of Nobah and Jogbehah, a town identified with Jubeiah, which is seven miles northwest of Amman in Jordan. A more
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Karkor
Karkor kärʹkôr [Heb. qarqōr]. An unidentified place where Gideon surprised and overwhelmed the remnants of the army of Zeba and Zalmunnah (Jgs. 8:10f.). According to v 11 the place was on or near a well-known desert highway running N-S, which may have followed roughly the same line as the present
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Karkor
KARKOR City in the Transjordan where Gideon attacked the armies of the two Midianite kings, Zebah and Zalmunna (Jgs 8:10). Indications of its location are sketchy. Judges 8:11 places it east of Nobah and Jogbehah, a town identified with Jubeiah, which is seven miles (11.3 kilometers) northwest of Amman
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Karkor
KARKOR. A place or area where Gideon decisively defeated the remnants of the Midianites under Zebah and Zalmunna (Jdg 8:10–11). The place, not yet definitely identified, was perhaps a small plain on the lower course of the Jabbok in E Gilead. However, some (e.g., Encyclopaedia Biblica) unequivocally
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Karkor
Karkor (Heb. qarqōr)The place where Gideon captured two kings of Midian (Judg. 8:10). From the Judges account the site can be assumed to be in northern Transjordan, but it is otherwise unknown. Some suggest modern Qarqar on the Wadi Sirḥân or the castle of Carcaria.Philip R. Drey
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Karkor
Karkor [kärˊkôr] (Heb. qarqōr). A city in eastern Gilead where Gideon defeated two Midianite kings in a surprise attack (Josh. 8:10–11). The ancient city was situated on a caravan route between Palestine and Dumah. It is almost certainly to be identified with modern Qarqar in the plain of Wâdī
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Karkor
Kar´kor (foundation), the place in which Zebah and Zalmunna were again routed by Gideon, Judges 8:10, must have been on the east of Jordan.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Karkor
KAR´KOR (karʹkor; cf. Arab. karkar, “soft, level ground”). A place E of the Jordan where Gideon’s 300 men, “weary yet pursuing,” captured Zebah and Zalmunna (Judg. 8:4, 12). Its location cannot be determined with accuracy, but some would place it at Qarqar in the Wadi Sirham, 120 miles SE of Amman.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Karkor
Karkorfoundation, a place in the open desert wastes on the east of Jordan (Judg. 8:10), not far beyond Succoth and Penuel, to the south. Here Gideon overtook and routed a fugitive band of Midianites under Zeba and Zalmunna, whom he took captive.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Karkor
KARKOR [KAHR kohr] — a place in Transjordan where Gideon and his army defeated the remnants of the Midianite army (Judg. 8:1–21).