apparently an ancient or archaic word, meaning a city or town. It may be compared to the word "burg" or "bury" in our own language. Closely related to Kiriah is Kereth, apparently a Phoenician form, which occurs occasionally. ( Job 29:7 ; Proverbs 8:3 ) As a proper name it appears in the Bible under the forms of Kerioth, Kartah, Kartan, besides those immediately following.

Bibliography Information

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