Khirbet Kerak
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Khirbet Kerak
Kerak, Khirbet The Arabic name for Beth-Yerah. For more information, see these articles: Beth-Yerah; Khirbet Kerak Ware.
Beth-Yerah (Arabic: Khirbet Kerak). The low, flat tell of a large Early Bronze Age fortified town, extending over about 62 acres, located on the southwestern shores of the Sea of Galilee. Albright described Beth-Yerah as “perhaps the most remarkable Early Bronze Age site in all Palestine” when he visited
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
BETH-YERAH (M.R. 204235). A city generally associated with Khirbet Kerak (Arabic meaning “ruins of the fortress”), a 50 acre site along the SW shore of the Sea of Galilee. The site is not mentioned in the Bible; primary evidence linking this area with Beth-yerah ‘the house of the Moon’ comes from the
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Kerak, Khirbet
Kerak, Khirbet [kĭrˊbĕt kûrˊäk].* An important archaeological site (lit. “ruins of the fortress”) located on the southwestern shore of the Sea of Galilee near the mouth of the Jordan river. The ancient city, which is not mentioned in the biblical accounts, was situated at the intersection of
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Beth-Yerah; Khirbet El-Kerak
BETH-YERAH; KHIRBET EL-KERAK One of the largest ancient mounds in Palestine, about 50 acres in area, situated at the southwestern end of the Sea of Galilee, between the ancient and new courses of the River Jordan. Khirbet el-Kerak had already been identified with talmudic Beth-Yaah in the 19th century.
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Khirbet Kerak
Khirbet KerakKhirbet Kerak (kihrʹbet kairʹak; Arabic, ‘ruins of the fortress’), a location not mentioned in biblical texts, presumably because it stood unoccupied in the periods from the end of Middle Bronze Age II (1600 b.c.) until Persian occupation (after 538 b.c.). The 60-acre site was occupied
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
BETH-YERAH. Town located at the southwestern end of the Sea of Galilee and identified with Philoteria and Sennabris. Excavations uncovered a granary, a synagogue, and a Roman bath. The site is known from its association with a type of pottery known as Khirbet Kerak Ware. See KERAK WARE, KHIRBET.