Kerioth

Kerioth [N] [H] [S]

cities.

  • A town in the south of Judah ( Joshua 15:25 ). Judas the traitor was probably a native of this place, and hence his name Iscariot. It has been identified with the ruins of el-Kureitein, about 10 miles south of Hebron. (See HAZOR [4]).

  • A city of Moab ( Jeremiah 48:24 Jeremiah 48:41 ), called Kirioth ( Amos 2:2 ).

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    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Kerioth". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • Kerioth [N] [E] [S]

    the cities; the callings
    Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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    Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Kerioth'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

    Kerioth [N] [E] [H]

    (cities ).

    1. A name which occurs among the lists of the towns in the southern district of Judah. ( Joshua 15:25 ) Supposed by some to have been the birthplace of Judas Iscariot.
    2. A city of Moab, named by Jeremiah only, ( Jeremiah 48:24 )

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    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

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    Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Kerioth'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

    KERIOTH

    ke'-ri-oth, -oth (qeriyoth):

    (1) A city of Moab, named with Beth-meon and Bozrah (Jeremiah 48:24,41). Here was a sanctuary of Chemosh, to which Mesha says (M S, l. 13) he dragged "the altar hearths of Davdoh." It may possibly be represented by the modern Kuraiat, between Diban and `Attarus. Some (e.g. Driver on Amos 2:2) think it may be only another name for Ar-Moab. Buhl (GAP, 270) would identify it with Kir of Moab (Kerak). No certainty is yet possible.

    (2) A city of Judah (Joshua 15:25; the Revised Version (British and American) KERIOTH-HEZRON (which see)), possibly the modern el-Kuryatain, to the Northeast of Tell `Arad.

    W. Ewing


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    Bibliography Information
    Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'KERIOTH'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.