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Kiriath

KIRIATH

kir'-i-ath (qiryath, "city"; the King James Version Kirjath):

Mentioned (Joshua 18:28) as a city of Benjamin; has been identified with Kuriet el `Enab, "town of grapes," a prosperous town on the highroad between Jerusalem and Jaffa; it is sometimes spoken of by the inhabitants as Qurieh. It is, however, generally thought that Kiriath here stands for KIRIATH-JEARIM (which see). See P E F, III, 132, Sh XVII.


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