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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Kartan (קַרְתָּן‎, qartan). The third levitical city in a list of cities assigned to the tribe of Naphtali in Joshua (Josh 21:32; compare 1 Chr 6:76).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Kartan (Place)
KARTAN (PLACE) [Heb qartân (קַרְתָּהן)]. Third levitical city mentioned in the Joshua list for Naphtali (21:32). In 1 Chr 6:61—Eng 6:76 the third Naphtali city is Kiriathaim. Aharoni (LBHG, 105) interprets this as a variation on the same name. Years before, Albright (1945: 72) had argued the same position
Kiriathaim (Place)
KIRIATHAIM (PLACE) [Heb qiryātayim (קִרְיָתַיִם‎)]. 1. A town in Moab’s tableland assigned to the tribe of Reuben (Num 32:37; Josh 13:19). The Mesha Inscription (line 10) says that Mesha rebuilt Kiriathaim; this town was still in Moabite hands when Jeremiah (48:1, 23) and Ezekiel (25:9) pronounced oracles
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Kartan. Levitical town assigned to Naphtali (Jos 21:32), called Kiriathaim in 1 Chronicles 6:76. Some have identified it with Khirbet el-Qureiyeh in upper Galilee.See Kiriathaim #2; Levitical Cities.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Kartan kärʹtən, kärʹtan [Heb. qartān]. A city in Naphtali given to the Levites (Josh. 21:32). In the parallel passage (1 Ch. 6:76 [MT 61]) Kartan is not mentioned, but Kiriathaim seems to replace it; hence the two are usually identified. Neither name occurs in Josh. 19:32, 38, which instead have
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
KARTAN Levitical town assigned to the Gershonites from the tribe of Naphtali (Jos 21:32). It is called Kiriathaim in 1 Chronicles 6:76. See Kiriathaim #2; Levitical Cities.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
KARTAN. A city of Naphtali given to the Gershonite Levites when Palestine was divided by Joshua (Josh 21:32). Called Kirjathaim in 1 Chr 6:76, it is identified with Khirbet el-Qureiyeh, 15 miles SE of Tyre.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Kartan (Heb. qārtân) (also KIRIATHAIM)A Gershonite levitical city in the territory of Naphtali (Josh. 21:32); called Kiriathaim in 1 Chr. 6:76 (MT 61). No consensus exists as to the exact location of this place, but two sites are possible: Khirbet el-Quneitereh/Tell Raqqat (199245), 1 km. (.6 mi.)
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Kartan [kärˊtăn] (Heb. qartān). A levitical city in the tribal territory of Naphtali given to the Gershonites (Josh. 21:32). The parallel account at 1 Chr. 6:76 (MT 61) refers to the city as Kiriathaim (Heb. qiryāṯayim; KJV “Kirjathaim”). Modern Khirbet el-Qureiyeh, thought to be 11 km.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Kar´tan (double city), a city of Naphtali, allotted to the Gershonite Levites. Josh. 21:32. In the parallel list of 1 Chron. 6 the name appears, ver. 76, in the more expanded form of Kirjathaim.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
KAR´TAN (karʹtan; “town, city”). One of the cities of refuge in Naphtali, belonging to the Gershonite Levites, not far from the Sea of Galilee (Josh. 21:32; “Kiriathaim,” 1 Chron. 6:76). It is present-day Khirbet el-Kureiyeh, fifteen miles SE of Tyre.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Kartandouble city, a town of Naphali, assigned to the Gershonite Levites, and one of the cities of refuge (Josh. 21:32). It was probably near the north-western shore of the Sea of Tiberias, identical with the ruined village el-Katanah.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
KARTAN [KAHR tan] (city) — a city in the territory of Naphtali given to the Gershonite Levites (Josh. 21:32). Also called Kirjathaim (1 Chr. 6:76; Kiriathaim, NIV).