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Kerioth
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A major city of the kingdom of Moab, east of the Jordan, that hosted a shrine for the Moabite god Chemosh. Kerioth’s precise location is uncertain, but most scholars follow Bernhardt’s proposal of modern Qurēyāt `Alēyān, about 8 miles east of the Dead Sea (Bernhardt, “Beobachtungen”).Kerioth is sometimes given as an alternate name for Ar, the capital of ancient Moab. The Old Testament prophets omit Ar when Kerioth is listed among Moabite towns (e.g., Jer 48:24), and omit Kerioth when Ar is listed (Isa 15:1).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Kerioth
Kerioth (קְרִיּוֹת‎, qeriyyoth). A major city of the kingdom of Moab, east of the Jordan, that hosted a shrine for the Moabite god Chemosh. Kerioth’s precise location is uncertain, but most scholars follow Bernhardt’s proposal of modern Qurēyāt `Alēyān, about 8 miles east of the Dead Sea (Bernhardt, “Beobachtungen”).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Kerioth (Place)
KERIOTH (PLACE) [Heb qĕrı̂yôt (קְרִיֹּות)]. Hebrew word for “cities” and a proper noun, a well fortified town in Moab’s tableland mentioned in oracles of Jeremiah (48:24, 41) and Amos (2:2). Although the use of definite articles in Jer 48:41 and Amos 2:2 seem to support the LXX’s translation “the cities,”
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Kerioth
Kerioth. 1. Town in the Negeb of Judah (Jos 15:25), called Kerioth-hezron. The Hebrew text understands Kerioth and Hezron to be separate towns, the latter being identical to Hazor (Jos 15:23?). The identification with Khirbet el-Qaryatein, about four miles south of Maon (Ma‛in), is doubtful, since the
Kirioth
Kirioth. kjv alternate spelling of Kerioth, the Moabite city, in Amos 2:2.See Kerioth #2.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Kerioth
Kerioth kerʹēoth [Heb. qerîyôṯ—‘cities’] (Jer. 48:24, 41; Am. 2:2); AV also KIRIOTH (Am. 2:2). A region in the Mishor (tableland) of Moab (Jer. 48; cf. Eusebius Onom 120, en chṓra Mōab). The use of the definite article in two of the word’s three occurrences (Jer. 48:41; Am. 2:2) seems to support
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Kerioth
KERIOTH1. Town in the Negev of Judah (Jos 15:25), called Kerioth-hezron. The Hebrew text understands Kerioth and Hezron to be separate towns, the latter being identical to Hazor (v 23).2. Town in Moab (Jer 48:24, 41; Am 2:2). From the Moabite Stone, it can be located in the southwest tableland of Moab
Kirioth
KIRIOTH* kjv alternate spelling of Kerioth, the Moabite city, in Amos 2:2. See Kerioth #2.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Kerioth
Kerioth (kair´ee-oth). A city in Moab (Jer. 48:24, 41). Numerous sites have been proposed by modern archaeologists. It may have been a royal city of some sort, as Amos 2:2 refers to its royal palaces. Line 13 of the Moabite Stone refers to its having a principal sanctuary of the god Chemosh. The word
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Kerioth
KERIOTH1. A city of Judah W of the southern shore of the Dead Sea (Josh 15:25), probably to be joined with the following word, forming the name Kerioth-hezron as in RSV, NASB, etc. See Hazor 3.2. A city in Moab, apparently strongly fortified (Jer 48:24, 42; Amos 2:2). The Moabite Stone (line 13) refers
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Kerioth
KERIOTH. 1. A town in the extreme S of Judah, known also as Kerioth-hezron or Hazor, possibly the modern Khirbet el-Qaryatein (Jos. 15:25). 2. A city of Moab (Je. 48:24), formerly fortified (Je. 48:41), and possessing palaces (Am. 2:2). Probably El-Qereiyat, S of Ataroth. Some writers identify it with
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Kerioth
Kerioth (Heb. qĕrɩ̂yôṯ)A fortified city in Moab (Jer. 48:24; Amos 2:2; cf. Jer. 48:41; NRSV “the towns,” following LXX). According to the Moabite Stone, the city contained a sacred shrine for Chemosh. The site remains uncertain.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Kerioth
Kerioth [kĕrˊĭ ŏth] (Heb. qerîyôṯ “cities”). A fortified city in Moab (Jer. 48:24; Amos 2:2; KJV “Kirioth”; cf. Jer. 48:41; RSV, NIV “the cities”). According to the inscription on the Moabite Stone, the city contained a sacred shrine for Chemosh. The site remains uncertain
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Kerioth
KERIOTH a) A town in Judah (Josh. 15:25). It is possible that Judas Iscariot, meaning ‘man of Cariot’ (Matt 10:4, etc.), came from there. Tentatively identified with Khirbet el-Kariathein, north of Arad.b) A town in Moab (Jer. 48:24, 41), mentioned in the stele of Mesha, King of Moab (Inscriptions),
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Kerioth
Ke´rioth (cities).1. A name which occurs among the lists of the towns in the southern district of Judah. Josh. 15:25. Supposed by some to have been the birthplace of Judas Iscariot.2. A city of Moab, named by Jeremiah only. Jer. 48:24.
Kirioth
Kir´ioth (two cities), a place in Moab the palaces of which were threatened by Amos with destruction by fire, Amos 2:2; unless indeed the word means simply “the cities,” which is probably the case also in Jer. 48:4.
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