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Kiriath-jearim
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Kiriath-Jearim
Kiriath-Jearim Also called Kiriath-Baal, Baalah, and Baale-Judah. One of the four cities of the Gibeonites and a town allotted to the tribe of Judah; resting place of the ark of the covenant for 20 years.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Kiriath-Jearim (Place)
KIRIATH-JEARIM (PLACE) [Heb qiryat yĕʿārı̂m (קִרְיַת יְעָרִים)). Var. KIRIATHARIM; KIRIATH-BAAL. A city which lay at the intersection of the boundary of Judah (Josh 15:9) and the W boundary of Benjamin (Josh 18:14 and 18:28). Kiriath-jearim is listed in the cities of Judah in the hill country district
Baalah (Place)
BAALAH (PLACE) [Heb baʿălâ (בַּעֲלָה‎)]. 1. City on the N border of Judah (Josh 15:9, 10; 1 Chr 13:6). Owing to its biblical identification with Kiriath-Jearim (Josh 15:9; 1 Chr 13:6), it is to be located at Tell el-Azhar (Boling Joshua AB, 369), alongside one of the major routes leading through the
Baale-Judah (Place)
BAALE-JUDAH (PLACE) [Heb baʿălê yĕhûdâ (בַּעֲלֵי יְהוּדָה)]. See KIRIATH-JEARIM (PLACE).
Jaar (Place)
JAAR (PLACE) [Heb yaʿar (יַעַר)]. A poetic reference to KIRIATH-JEARIM [Eng “city of forests”], or its environs, in Psalms 132:6. The noun is the Hebrew word for “forest,” and the precise phrase is biśdê-yaʿar, literally, “in fields of [other ancient texts read ‘a field of,’ see BHS and BDB: 961] a
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Kiriath-jearim
Kiriath-jearim. Village on the road from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, about 10 miles northwest of Jerusalem. Excavations by the French revealed a settlement 7000 years old in which the residents changed from grazing to farming. Its modern name is Abu Ghosh, so named after a family of Arab sheiks who robbed
Baale-judah, Baale of Judah
Baale-judah, Baale of Judah. Alternate name for Kiriath-jearim, a village on the road from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv (2 Sm 6:2, kjv Baale of Judah).See Kiriath-jearim.
Jaar
Jaar. Most common word in Hebrew for “forest.” It refers to forests generally (Is 10:19) and to specific forests, such as the “forest of Ephraim” (2 Sm 18:6), and the “forest of Hereth” (1 Sm 22:5), both associated with King David. It also occurs as the name of one of Solomon’s buildings, “the house
Kiriatharim
Kiriatharim. Alternate name for Kiriath-jearim in Ezra 2:25.See Kiriath-jearim.
Kiriath-baal
Kiriath-baal. Alternate name for Kiriath-jearim in Joshua 15:60 and 18:14.See Kiriath-jearim.
Kirjath
Kirjath. kjv spelling of Kiriath, an abbreviation of Kiriath-jearim, in Joshua 18:28.See Kiriath-jearim.Tomb at Kiriath-jearim, closed by a rolling stone.
Kirjath-arim
Kirjath-arim. kjv form of Kiriatharim, an alternate name for Kiriath-jearim, in Ezra 2:25.See Kiriath-jearim.
Kirjath-baal
Kirjath-baal. kjv spelling of Kiriath-baal, an alternate name for Kiriath-jearim, in Joshua 15:60 and 18:14.See Kiriath-jearim.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Kiriath-jearim
Kiriath-jearim kir-i-ath-je-ärʹəm [Heb. qiryaṯ-yeʿārîm, -hayyeʿārîm—‘city of (the) forests’]; AV KIRJATH (Josh. 18:28), KIRJATH-JEARIM; also KIRIATHARIM kir-i-əth-äræəm [Heb. qiryaṯ ʿārîm] (Ezr. 2:25); AV KIRJATHARIM; BAALAH bāʹə-lə [Heb. baʿa] (Josh. 15:9; 1 Ch. 13:6); BAALE-JUDAH
Baale-Judah
Baale-Judah bālʹə-joo̅ʹdə; BAALE OF JUDAH (2 S. 6:2). See Kiriath-Jearim.
Jaar
Jaar jāʹər [Heb. yaʿar—‘forest’ or ‘wood’]. Only once taken as a proper name: “We found it in the fields of Jaar” (Ps. 132:6). It may be a shortened form of the name Kiriath-Jearim, where the ark had rested twenty years.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Kiriath-Jearim
KIRIATH-JEARIM Village on the road from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, about 10 miles (16 kilometers) northwest of Jerusalem. Excavations by the French revealed a settlement 7,000 years old in which the residents changed from grazing to farming. Its modern name is Abu Ghosh, so named after a family of Arab sheiks
Baale-Judah, Baale of Judah
BAALE-JUDAH*, BAALE OF JUDAH* Alternate name for Kiriath-jearim, a village on the road from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv (2 Sm 6:2). See Kiriath-jearim.
Jaar
JAAR Most common word in Hebrew for “forest.” It refers to forests generally (Is 10:18) and to specific forests, such as the “forest of Ephraim” (2 Sm 18:6) and the “forest of Hereth” (1 Sm 22:5), both associated with King David. It also occurs as the name of one of Solomon’s buildings, “the Palace of
Kiriath-Arim
KIRIATH-ARIM* Alternate name for Kiriath-jearim in Ezra 2:25 (nlt mg). See Kiriath-jearim.
Kiriath-Baal
KIRIATH-BAAL Alternate name for Kiriath-jearim in Joshua 15:60 and 18:14. See Kiriath-jearim.
Kirjath
KIRJATH* kjv spelling of Kiriath, an abbreviation of Kiriath-jearim, in Joshua 18:28. See Kiriath-jearim.
Kirjath-Arim
KIRJATH-ARIM* kjv form of Kiriatharim, an alternate name for Kiriath-jearim, in Ezra 2:25. See Kiriath-jearim.
Kirjath-Baal
KIRJATH-BAAL* kjv spelling of Kiriath-baal, an alternate name for Kiriath-jearim, in Joshua 15:60 and 18:14. See Kiriath-jearim.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Kiriath-Jearim
Kiriath-jearim (kihr´ee-ath-jee´uh-rim; Heb., “city of forests”), a city of the tribe of Judah (Josh. 18:14), also called Baalah (Josh. 15:9–10; 1 Chron. 13:6), Kiriath-baal (Josh. 15:60; 18:14), and Baale-Judah (2 Sam. 6:2). The location is modern Deir al ‘Azhar, about eight miles north of Jerusalem
Baalah
Baalah (bah´uh-luh), a feminine form of the word ba‘al (“master”), the name of the Semitic fertility god; it means “the place of Baal.”1 Another name for Kiriath-jearim, a city on the northern border of Judah (Josh. 15:9–10) where David kept the ark of the covenant before moving it to Jerusalem (1 Chron.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Baalah
BAALAH1. A border city of northern Judah, better known as Kirjath-jearim or Kirjath-baal (q.v.), five miles W of Jerusalem on the road descending to the coast (Josh 15:9–10, 60), where the ark remained after its return from Philistia (1 Chr 13:6).2. A ridge, probably the hill of Mughar, some 20 miles
Baale of Judah
BAALE OF JUDAH. A town of Judah (2 Sam 6:2), the same city as Baalah or Kirjath-jearim (q.v.; 1 Chr 13:6).
Kirjath
KIRJATH1. A city of Benjamin (Josh 18:28); sometimes identified with Kirjath-jearim.2. A prefix of several site names. See Kirjathaim, Kirjath-arba, Kirjath-baal, Kirjath-huzoth, Kirjath-jearim, Kirjath-sepher.
Kirjath-Baal
KIRJATH-BAAL. The same as Kirjath-jearim (Josh 15:60; 18:14). Its name means “city of Baal,” indicating that it may have been a center for Baal worship in the city-state of the Gibeonites during the Late Bronze Age. It was located at the SW corner of the boundary between Judah and Benjamin, seven miles
Kirjath-Jearim
KIRJATH-JEARIM. A town in Judah (Josh 15:19, 60), now represented by Deir el->Azar, overlooking the modern village of Abu Gosh. Its other ancient names were Kirjath-baal (Josh 15:60; 18:14), Baalah (Josh 15:9, 11), or Baale (2 Sam 6:2; cf. 1 Chr 13:6). Joshua encountered it as a member of the Gibeonite
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Kiriath-Jearim
KIRIATH-JEARIM (Heb. qiryaṯ-ye‘ārîm, ‘city of forests’). A chief city of the Gibeonites (Jos. 9:17), on the Judah-Benjamin border (Jos. 18:14–15; cf. Jdg. 18:12), assigned first to Judah (Jos. 15:60), then, assuming an identification with ‘Kiriath’, to Benjamin (Jos. 18:28). It is called also Kiriath-baal
Jaar
JAAR (Heb. ya‘ar, ‘forest’) in the OT usually means ‘forest’, but once only it may be a proper name (Ps. 132:6) as a poetical abbreviation for *Kiriath-jearim (city of forests). The allusion in this psalm is to the bringing of the ark to Jerusalem from Kiriath-jearim, where it had lain for 20 years or
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Kiriath-Jearim
Kiriath-Jearim (Heb. qiryaṯ yĕʿārɩ̂m) (also KIRIATHARIM)A city of Judah along its northern border with Benjamin, ca. 14.5 km. (9 mi.) W of Jerusalem in the central hill country near modern Abu Ghosh. Kiriath-jearim (“city of forests”) was also known as Baalah (Josh. 15:9), Baale-Judah (2 Sam. 6:2),
Baalah
Baalah (Heb. baʿălâ)1. Another name for Kiriath-jearim (Josh. 15:9).2. A mountain on the boundary of the tribal territory of Judah, between Ekron and Jabneel (Josh. 15:11).3. A city in the southern part of Judah (Josh. 15:29), perhaps the same as Balah (Josh. 19:3) or Bilhah (1 Chr. 4:29). It is
Baale-Judah
Baale-Judah (Heb. baʿălê yĕhûḏâ)“Baal of Judah,” the city where the ark of the covenant was taken after its return from Philistia (2 Sam. 6:2).See Kiriath-jearim.
Jaar
Jaar (Heb. yaʿar)The place where the ark of the covenant is said to have been discovered (Ps. 132:6). The name may be a form of Kiriath-jearim, where the ark had been lodged for 27 years (1 Sam. 7:1–2; 2 Chr. 1:4).
Kiriath
Kiriath (Heb. qiryaṯ)A city in the tribal territory of Benjamin (Josh. 18:28; cf. NRSV mg), identified with Kiriath-jearim (so NRSV).
Kiriatharim
Kiriatharim (Heb. qiryaṯ ʿārim) (also KIRIATH-JEARIM)A city named in the list of those returning from exile (Ezra 2:25). The usual form of the name, Kiriath-jearim, occurs in the parallel account at Neh. 7:29.
Kiriath-Baal
Kiriath-Baal (Heb. qiryaṯ baʿal)An alternate name of Kiriath-jearim (“city of Baal”; Josh. 15:60; 18:14; cf. 15:9, “Baalah”).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Kiriath-Jearim
Kiriath-Jearim [kĭrˊĭ ăth jēˊərĭm] (Heb. qiryaṯ ba˓al “city of streets”). A Moabite city to which Balaam accompanied Balak (Num. 22:39; KJV “Kirjathhuzoth”). There Balak sacrificed to Baal in an effort to coerce him to curse the Israelites (v. 40). The site is probably to be sought north
Baale-Judah
Baale-Judah [bāˊə lĭ jōōˊdə]. BAALE OF JUDAH (2 Sam. 6:2). See Kiriath-Jearim.
Jaar
Jaar [jāˊər] (Heb. ya˓ar “forest”). † Place where the ark of the covenant is said to have been discovered (Ps. 132:6; KJV “the wood”). The name may be a form of Kiriath-jearim, at which the ark had been lodged for twenty years (1 Sam. 7:1–2; 2 Chr. 1:4).
Kiriath
Kiriath [kĭrˊĭ ăth] (Heb. qiryaṯ “city of …”). A city in the tribal territory of Benjamin (RSV mg., Josh. 18:28; KJV “Kirjath”), also called Kiriath-jearim.
Kiriath-Arim
Kiriath-Arim [kĭrˊĭ ăth ârˊĭm] (Heb. qiryaṯ ˓ārim). A city named in the list of those returning from exile (Ezra 2:25; KJV “Kiriath-arim”). The correct form of the name, Kiriath-Jearim, occurs in the parallel account at Neh. 7:29.
Kiriath-Baal
Kiriath-Baal [kĭrˊĭ ăth bāˊəl] (Heb. qiryaṯ ba˓al “city of Baal”). An alternate name of Kiriath-jearim (Josh. 15:60; 18:14; KJV “Kirjath-baal”; cf. 15:9, “Baalah”).
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Kirjath-Jearim
KIRJATH-JEARIM A very important town on the northern border of the territory of Judah. Its ancient names were Baale of Judah (2 Sam. 6:2), Baalah (Josh. 15:9) and Mount Baalah (Josh. 15:11), attesting to the cult of Baal at this place. It was one of the cities of the Gibeonites (Josh. 9:17) and later
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
Baal-Judah
BAAL-JUDAH *בעל יהודהI. Baal-judah is an appellation of the town of Kiriath-jearim, the element ‘Judah’ distinguishes it from other localities called by the name Baal (compare byt lḥm yhwdh). It was identified at Deir el-ʿAzhar, a tell near modern Abu-ghosh, about 12 km west-northwest of Jerusalem.
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