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Kiriath-Arba
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Kiriath-Arba (Place)
KIRIATH-ARBA (PLACE) [Heb qiryat ʾarbaʿ (קִרְיַת אַרְבַּע)]. The former name of Hebron (cf. Gen 23:2; Josh 14:15; Judg 1:10; etc.) This name is associated with several significant events. The death of Sarah is placed here, and she is buried in the nearby Cave of Machpelah (Gen 23:2). Jacob/Israel comes
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Kiriath-arba
Kiriath-arba. Ancient name of Hebron, near which is the cave of Macpelah, the burial place of the patriarchs (Gn 23:2; Jos 14:15; Jgs 1:10).See Hebron (Place) #1.
Kirjath-arba
Kirjath-arba. kjv form of Kiriath-arba, the ancient name of Hebron.See Hebron (Place) #1.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Kiriath-Arba
KIRIATH-ARBA Ancient name of Hebron, near which is the cave of Machpelah, the burial place of the patriarchs (Gn 23:2; Jos 14:15; Jgs 1:10). See Hebron (Place) #1.
Kirjath-Arba
KIRJATH-ARBA* kjv form of Kiriath-arba, the ancient name of Hebron. See Hebron (Place) #1.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Kirjath-Arba
KIRJATH-ARBA. An old name for the city of Hebron a where Abraham established his home (Gen 23:2; 35:27). A city in the hill country of Judah (Josh 15:54; Jdg 1:10), Caleb captured it from the Anakim for whose hero Arba a the father of Anak, it had been named (Josh 14:15). It became a city of refuge (Josh
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Kiriath-Arba
KIRIATH-ARBA (Heb. qiryaṯ ’arba‘, ‘city of four’, i.e. ‘tetrapolis’), an earlier name of *Hebron. According to Jos. 14:15, it was ‘the metropolis of the Anakim’ (so lxx; MT makes the numeral ’arba‘, ‘four’, into a personal name). The name Kiriath-arba occurs once in the story of Abraham (Gn. 23:2) and
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Kiriath-Arba
Kiriath-Arba (Heb. qiryaṯ ʾarbaʿ)The ancient name (“city of four”) of Hebron (Josh. 15:54). The name could mean “city of four districts” (a tetrapolis) or “city of four famous persons,” as Jerome assumed by citing Adam, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Josh. 14:15 traces the etymology to Arba, a great hero
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Kiriath-Arba
Kiriath-Arba [kĭrˊĭ ăth ärˊbə] (Heb. qiryaṯ˒arba˓ “city of four”). The ancient name of the city of Hebron (Josh. 15:54; KJV “Kirjath-arba”). The name could mean “city of four districts” (a tetrapolis) or “city of four famous persons,” as Jerome assumed by citing Adam, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob;
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Arbah
Ar´bah. Hebron, or Kirjath-Arba, as “the city of Arbah” is always rendered elsewhere. Gen. 35:27.
Kirjath-arba
Kir´jath-ar´ba (the city of Arba), an early name of the city which after the conquest is generally known as Hebron. Josh. 14:15; Judges 1:10. The identity of Kirjath-arba with Hebron is constantly asserted. Gen. 23:2; 35:27; Josh. 14:15; 15:13, 54; 20:7; 21:11.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Kiriath-Arba
KIR´IATH-AR´BA (kirʹyath-arʹba; “city of Arbah”; ìKirʹjath-arba,” KJV). A city in the mountains of Judah, named after Arba the Anakite (Gen. 23:2; Josh. 14:15; 15:54; 20:7; Judg. 1:10; Neh. 11:25), but better known as Hebron (which see).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Kirjath-arba
Kirjath-arbacity of Arba, the original name of Hebron (q.v.), so called from the name of its founder, one of the Anakim (Gen. 23:2; 35:27; Josh. 15:13). It was given to Caleb by Joshua as his portion. The Jews interpret the name as meaning “the city of the four”, i.e., of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Kirjath Arba
KIRJATH ARBA [KIR jath AHR buh] (city of the four) — the ancient name of Hebron (Gen. 23:2; Kiriath Arba, NIV, NRSV). Near this city was the Cave of Machpelah where, according to a Jewish tradition, Adam, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob are buried (hence, “city of the four”). Caleb captured Kirjath Arba from
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Arba
Arʹba, or Kirjath-Arʹba [city of Arba], the ancient name of Hebron (Gen. 35:27; Josh. 20:7; 21:11). See Hebron.
Kirjath
Kirʹjath. This word means a city or town, and is frequently found in composition as follows:1. kir-jathʹaim [double city], one of the most ancient towns east of Jordan, early in possession of the gigantic Emims (Gen. 14:5), where it is called Kiriathaim. The Emims were dispossessed by the Moabites (Deut.
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