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Kiriathaim (of Reuben)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A city in Moab that was part of the territory of Sihon, king of the Amorites. After the Israelites defeated Sihon, Moses gave it to Reuben (Josh 13:19). The Reubenites apparently fortified it (Num 32:37).Kiriathaim was part of Moab in Mesha’s time, and he claims to have fortified it (Mesha Stele, 1.10). In Jer 48:1, 23 and Ezek 25:9, it is a Moabite town.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Kiriathaim of Reuben
Kiriathaim of Reuben (קִרְיָתַיִם‎, qiryathayim). A city in Moab that was part of the territory of Sihon, king of the Amorites. After the Israelites defeated Sihon, Moses gave it to Reuben (Josh 13:19). The Reubenites apparently fortified it (Num 32:37).Kiriathaim was part of Moab in Mesha’s time, and
Shaveh-Kiriathaim
Shaveh-Kiriathaim (שָׁוֵה קִרְיָתַיִם‎, shaweh qiryathayim). A city that was occupied by the clan of Emim until Chedorlaomer and the kings with him conquered Shaveh-Kirithaim (Gen 14:5). It is possible to understand שָׁוֵה‎ (shaweh) as referring to a plain and thus to understand שָׁוֵה קִרְיָתַיִם‎ (shaweh
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Kiriathaim (Place)
KIRIATHAIM (PLACE) [Heb qiryātayim (קִרְיָתַיִם‎)]. 1. A town in Moab’s tableland assigned to the tribe of Reuben (Num 32:37; Josh 13:19). The Mesha Inscription (line 10) says that Mesha rebuilt Kiriathaim; this town was still in Moabite hands when Jeremiah (48:1, 23) and Ezekiel (25:9) pronounced oracles
Shaveh-Kiriathaim (Place)
SHAVEH-KIRIATHAIM (PLACE) [Heb šāwēh (שָׁוֵה‎) qiryātāyı̂m (קִרְיָתָיִים)]. The place in which Chedorlaomer and his allies defeated the Emim (Gen 14:5). Šāwēh (construct of *šāweh”) refers to the level terrain, or plain (see SHAVEH, VALLEY OF), near the city of KIRIATHAIM in Moab. According
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Kiriathaim
Kiriathaim. 1. Town on the Moabite plateau, mentioned in the march of the four kings against the five (Gn 14:5) where the indigenous Emmim were attacked. It was taken by the Israelites from Sihon (Nm 32:37, kjv Kirjathaim) and included in Reuben’s inheritance (Jos 13:19). The Moabite Stone records that
Kirjathaim
Kirjathaim. kjv spelling of Kiriathaim (Nm 32:37; Jos 13:19; 1 Chr 6:76).See Kiriathaim.
Shaveh-kiriathaim
Shaveh-kiriathaim. Plain east of the Dead Sea near the city of Kiriathaim and occupied by the people of Emim. The Emimites in Shaveh-kiriathaim are listed with a number of other tribes and nations which King Chedorlaomer and his allies defeated (Gn 14:5). This plain was later inherited by the sons of
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Kiriathaim
Kiriathaim kir-i-ə-thāʹəm [Heb. qiryāṯayim—‘two cities’]; AV also KIRJATHAIM.1. A city in the uplands of Moab that was assigned to the tribe of Reuben (Nu. 32:37; Josh. 13:19) and appears in the prophecies against Moab (Jer. 48:1, 23; Ezk. 25:9). The city is often identified with modern el-Qereiyât,
Shaveh-Kiriathaim
Shaveh-Kiriathaim shāʹvə kir-i-ə-thāʹəm [Heb. šaweh qiryāṯayim—‘plain of Kiriathaim’ (or possibly ‘plain of the double city’); Gk. en Sauē té̄ pōlei—‘in Shave by (?) the city’] (Gen. 14:5); AV SHAVEH KIRIATHAIM. The place, possibly in Moab, where Chedorlaomer defeated the Emim. A location S
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Kiriathaim
KIRIATHAIM1. Town on the Moabite plateau, mentioned in the march of the four kings against the five (Gn 14:5) where the indigenous Emim were attacked. It was taken by the Israelites from Sihon (Nm 32:37) and included in Reuben’s inheritance (Jos 13:19). The Moabite Stone records that Sihon fortified
Kirjathaim
KIRJATHAIM* kjv spelling of Kiriathaim (Nm 32:37; Jos 13:19; 1 Chr 6:76). See Kiriathaim.
Shaveh Kiriathaim
SHAVEH KIRIATHAIM* Plain east of the Dead Sea near the city of Kiriathaim and occupied by the people of Emim. The Emimites in Shaveh Kiriathaim are listed with a number of other tribes and nations that King Kedorlaomer and his allies defeated (Gn 14:5; nlt, “Kiriathaim”). This plain was later inherited
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Kiriathaim
Kiriathaim (kihr´ee-uh-thay´im; Heb., “two cities”).1 A city in Moab assigned to the tribe of Reuben (Num. 32:37; Josh. 13:19). It is thought to have been located in the area of modern el-Qereiyat in the Transjordan, five and a half miles north-northwest of Dibon. Kiriathaim is mentioned in the Moabite
Shaveh-Kiriathaim
Shaveh-kiriathaim (shay´vuh-kihr-ee-uh-thay´im; Heb., “plain of Kiriathaim”), the plain in Moab where the Elamite king Chedorlaomer fought and subdued the Emim (Gen. 14:5). Its location would be somewhere near el-Qereiyat, northwest of Dibon in what is now Jordan.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Kirjathaim
KIRJATHAIM1. A city in Transjordan identified with Khirbet el-Qureiyat c. six miles NW of Dibon. It was formerly occupied by the Emim (Shaveh Kiriathaim, q.v., “the plain of Kirjathaim.” Gen 14:5). The Reubenites received it as part of their inheritance (Num 32:37; Josh 13:19). Latter it was part of
Shaveh Kiriathaim
SHAVEH KIRIATHAIM. A plain near the city of Kiriathaim of Moab, where Chedorlaomer defeated the Emim (Gen 14:5). Later Reuben was assigned this site and rebuilt it (Num 32:37; Josh 13:19). The town site has been variously identified with el-Qereiyat, c. five miles NW of Dibon, or with Qaryat el-Mekhaiyet,
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Kiriathaim
KIRIATHAIM. The dual form of Heb. qiryâ, ‘city, town’, and meaning therefore ‘double city’, a name applied to two cities in the Bible.1. A place in the territory allotted to Reuben (Jos. 13:19) which had already been conquered and rebuilt by the Reubenites (Nu. 32:37). It is possible that Shaveh Kiriathaim,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Kiriathaim
Kiriathaim (Heb. qiryāṯayim)1. A town E of the Jordan assigned to the Reubenites, who rebuilt it (Num. 32:27; Josh. 13:19). This region was politically unstable, and by the time of Moab’s rebellion (2 Kgs. 1:1) Mesha king of Moab controlled Kiriathaim; according to the Mesha Inscription (l. 10) he
Shaveh-Kiriathaim
Shaveh-Kiriathaim (Heb. šāwēh qiryāṯayim)The place in Moab where Chedorlaomer and the kings allied with him defeated the Emim (Gen. 14:5). A number of sites have been proposed for Shaveh-kiriathaim with the thought that it was a city. It is likely, however, that the name designates the plain (Heb.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Shaveh-Kiriathaim
Shaveh-Kiriathaim [shāˊvə kĭrˊĭ ə thāˊəm] (Heb. šāwēh qiryāṯayim).† The place in Moab where Chedorlaomer and the kings allied with him defeated the Emim (Gen. 14:5). Two or more sites have been proposed for Shaveh-kiriathaim with the thought that it was a city. It is likely, however, that
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Kiriathaim
KIRIATHAIM The name of two places in the Old Testament.1. A town in Moabite territory that belonged to the tribe of Reuben (Num 32:37; Josh 13:19). The city was later in the control of the Moabites, for the Mesha Stele declares that King Mesha rebuilt Kiriathaim and the city was under Moabite control
Shaveh-Kiriathaim
SHAVEH-KIRIATHAIM A location east of the Jordan where Chedorlaomer and his allies defeated the Emim, a pre-Moabite tribe (Gen 14:5).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Kirjathaim
Kirjatha´im (the two cities).1. On the east of the Jordan, one of the places which were taken possession of and rebuilt by the Reubenites, and had fresh names conferred on them, Num. 32:37, and see 38, the first and last of which are known with some tolerable degree of certainty. Josh. 12:19. It existed
Shaveh Kiriathaim
Sha´veh Kiriatha´im (plain of the double city), mentioned Gen. 14:5 as the residence of the Emim at the time of Chedorlaomer’s incursion. Kiriathaim is named in the later history, though it has not been identified; and Shaveh Kiriathaim was probably the valley in or by which the town lay.