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Kerioth-hezron
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Also called Hazor (חָצוֹר‎, chatsor). A village occupied by the tribe of Judah after Joshua’s conquest (Josh 15:25). The name Kerioth-Hezron means “towns of Hezron,” leading some to think this is a reference to towns settled by Hezron, descendant of Judah. Kerioth-Hezron may have been located between Hebron and Arad, perhaps at Khirbet el-Qaryatein (8.5 kilometers north of Arad).
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Kerioth-Hezron
Kerioth-Hezron (קְרִיּוֹר חֶצְרְוֹן‎, qeriyyor chetsrewon). Also called Hazor (חָצוֹר‎, chatsor). A village occupied by the tribe of Judah after Joshua’s conquest (Josh 15:25). The name Kerioth-Hezron means “towns of Hezron,” leading some to think this is a reference to towns settled by Hezron, descendant
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-Hezron (Place)
KERIOTH-HEZRON (PLACE) [Heb qĕrı̂yôt (קְרִיֹּות‎) ḥeṣrôn]. A settlement of the tribe of Judah (Josh 15:25). Kerioth-hezron is only mentioned this one time, where it is listed among the settlements occupied by Judah in the aftermath of the conquest. Though the present literary context of the Judean
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-hezron
Kerioth-hezron kerʹē-əth hezʹrən [Heb. qerîyôṯ ḥeṣrôn]. A place in southern Judah, further identified by the phrase “which is Hazor” (Josh. 15:25). The AV takes the Hebrew as indicating two places, Kerioth and Hezron. The verse presents several problems. Kerioth is plural in form and appears
III. Site
3. Another town in southern Judah, identified with Kerioth-hezron (Josh. 15:25).
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-Hezron
Kerioth-hezron (kair´ee-oth hez´-ron), a town in the mountains of Idumea, west of the southern shore of the Dead Sea. It is mentioned only in Josh. 15:25, which indicates that the place was also known as Hazor. Still, it is not to be confused with the Canaanite city of Hazor in the Huleh Plain north
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-Hezron
Kerioth-Hezron (Heb. qĕrɩ̂yôṯ ḥeṣrôn)A place name designating one, possibly two, locations in southern Judah (Josh. 15:25). Some scholars separate Kerioth and Hezron, regarding them as two cities. Even if the text refers to two places, Kerioth should not be confused with Kerioth of Moab. As a
Hazor
Hazor (Heb. ḥāṣôr)1. Ancient Canaanite and Israelite city at the southwest corner of the Huleh Plain, 15.5 km. (9.6 mi.) N of the Sea of Galilee. It was first identified with the prominent mound of Tell el-Qedaḥ (203269; also called Tell Waqqas) as early as 1875, on the basis of geographic references
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-Hezron
Kerioth-Hezron [kĕrˊĭ ŏth hĕzˊrən] (Heb. qerîyôṯ heṣrôn “fortified cities”). A city in the southern region of Judah, also called Hazor (Josh. 15:25). Some scholars, following the KJV, identify two distinct sites here, Kerioth and Hezron. The modern site may be Khirbet el-Qaryatein, 7 km.
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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