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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
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. 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 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 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. 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
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
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
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Easton’s Bible Dictionary