Kirjath-arba

Kirjath-arba [N] [H]

city of Arba, the original name of Hebron (q.v.), so called from the name of its founder, one of the Anakim ( Genesis 23:2 ; 35:27 ; Joshua 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 Adam, who were all, as they allege, buried there.

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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.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
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Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Kirjath-arba". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Kirjath-arba [N] [E]

city of four; fourth city
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

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

Kirjath-arba

(the city of Arba ), an early name of the city which after the conquest is generally known as HEBRON. ( Joshua 14:15 ; Judges 1:10 ) The identity of Kirjath-arba with Hebron is constantly asserted. ( Genesis 23:2 ; 35:27 ; Joshua 14:15 ; Joshua 15:13 Joshua 15:54 ; 20:7 ; 21:11 )


Bibliography Information

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