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Shaveh-Kiriathaim

Shaveh-Kiriathaim

plain of Kirja-thaim where Chedorlaomer defeated the Emims, the original inhabitants ( Genesis 14:5 ). Now Kureiyat, north of Dibon, in the land of Moab.

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.

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Shaveh-Kiriathaim". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

SHAVEH-KIRIATHAIM

sha'-ve-kir-ya-tha'-im (shaweh qiryathayim; en Saue te polei):

Here Chedorlaomer is said to have defeated the Emim (Genesis 14:5). the Revised Version margin reads "the plain of Kiriathaim." If this rendering is right, we must look for the place in the neighborhood of Kiriathaim of Moab (Jeremiah 48:1, etc.), which is probably represented today by el-Qareiyat, about 7 miles to the North of Dibon.


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