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.
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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