Kirjath-sepher

Kirjath-sepher [N] [H]

city of books, Joshua 15:15 ; same as Kirjath-sannah (q.v.), now represented by the valley of ed-Dhaberiyeh, south-west of Hebron. The name of this town is an evidence that the Canaanites were acquainted with writing and books. "The town probably contained a noted school, or was the site of an oracle and the residence of some learned priest." The "books" were probably engraved stones or bricks.

These dictionary topics are from
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
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

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

Kirjath-sepher [N] [E]

city of letters
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-sepher'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Kirjath-sepher

(city of books ). ( Joshua 15:15 Joshua 15:16 ; Judges 1:11 Judges 1:12 ) [DEBIR]


Bibliography Information

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