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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary

the cities; the callings

Smith's Bible Dictionary


  1. A name which occurs among the lists of the towns in the southern district of Judah. (Joshua 15:25) Supposed by some to have been the birthplace of Judas Iscariot.
  2. A city of Moab, named by Jeremiah only, (Jeremiah 48:24)
Easton's Bible Dictionary

(1.) A town in the south of Judah (Joshua 15:25). Judas the traitor was probably a native of this place, and hence his name Iscariot. It has been identified with the ruins of el-Kureitein, about 10 miles south of Hebron. (see HAZOR ).

(2.) A city of Moab (Jeremiah 48:24, 41), called Kirioth (Amos 2:2).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

ke'-ri-oth, -oth (qeriyoth):

(1) A city of Moab, named with Beth-meon and Bozrah (Jeremiah 48:24, 41). Here was a sanctuary of Chemosh, to which Mesha says (M S, l. 13) he dragged "the altar hearths of Davdoh." It may possibly be represented by the modern Kuraiat, between Diban and `Attarus. Some (e.g. Driver on Amos 2:2) think it may be only another name for Ar-Moab. Buhl (GAP, 270) would identify it with Kir of Moab (Kerak). No certainty is yet possible.

(2) A city of Judah (Joshua 15:25; the Revised Version (British and American) KERIOTH-HEZRON (which see)), possibly the modern el-Kuryatain, to the Northeast of Tell `Arad.

W. Ewing

2469. Iskariotes -- Iscariot, surname of Judas and his father
... of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: Iskariotes Phonetic Spelling:
(is-kar-ee-o'-tace) Short Definition: Iscariot, a man of Kerioth Definition: Iscariot ...
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Strong's Hebrew
7152. Qeriyyoth -- a city in Judah, also a city in Moab
... a city in Judah, also a city in Moab. Transliteration: Qeriyyoth Phonetic Spelling:
(ker-ee-yoth') Short Definition: Kerioth. Word Origin pl. ... Kerioth, Kirioth. ...
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2696. Chetsron -- two Israelites, also two places in Judah
... Word Origin from the same as chatser Definition two Isr., also two places in Judah
NASB Word Usage Hezron (16), Hezron's (1), Kerioth-hezron* (1). Hezron. ...
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The Disciples of Jesus.
... Lastly, Judas, son of Simon, of the town of Kerioth, who was an exception in the
faithful flock, and drew upon himself such a terrible notoriety. ...
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Last Week of Jesus.
... them with her long hair.[6] All the house was filled with the odor of the perfume,
to the great delight of every one except the avaricious Judas of Kerioth. ...
// life of jesus/chapter xxiii last week of.htm

... [37:3] See Joshua 15:25. [37:4] Hence called Iscariot, that is, Ish Kerioth, or,
a man of Kerioth. See Alford, Greek Test., Matthew 10:4. [37:5] Acts 2:7. ...
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Feeding Upon Christ.
... surname but evidently designates place. They were men of Kerioth, a place
in Judah named in Joshua 15:25. Some have endeavored to ...
/.../johnson/the new testament commentary vol iii john/feeding upon christ.htm

Institutions of Jesus.
... son of Cleophas; Philip; Nathaniel bar-Tolmai; Thomas; Levi, or Matthew, the son
of Alphaeus; Simon Zelotes; Thaddeus or Lebbaeus; and Judas of Kerioth.[2] It ...
/.../renan/the life of jesus/chapter xviii institutions of jesus.htm

Fate of the Enemies of Jesus.
... [Footnote 1: Jos., Ant., XVIII. vii.1, 2; BJ, II. ix.6.]. As to the wretched Judas
of Kerioth, terrible legends were current about his death. ...
// life of jesus/chapter xxvii fate of the.htm

The Twelve and the Seventy.
... It has been supposed that a town called Kerioth, [37:3] or Karioth, belonging to
the tribe of Judah, was the birthplace of Judas, the traitor; [37:4] but it is ...
/.../ ancient church/chapter iii the twelve and.htm

The Fifth Day in Passion-Week - Make Ready the Passover!'
... Besides, from previous conversations, they may also have judged that the man of
Kerioth' would fain escape what the Lord had all that day been telling them ...
/.../edersheim/the life and times of jesus the messiah/chapter ix the fifth day.htm

The Fourth Day in Passion-Week - Jesus in his Last Sabbatic Rest ...
... history. We remember, that Judas, the man of Kerioth,' was, so far as we
know, the only disciple of Jesus from the province of Jud??a. ...
/.../the life and times of jesus the messiah/chapter viii the fourth day.htm

After Prayer Jesus Selects Twelve Apostles.
... executive ability. He was called Iscariot from his native city Kerioth, which
pertained to Judah"Joshua 15:25.]. Footnotes: [4] {*} NOTE ...
/.../mcgarvey/the four-fold gospel/xli after prayer jesus selects.htm

Kerioth (4 Occurrences)
...KERIOTH. ke'-ri-oth, -oth (qeriyoth): (1) A city of Moab, named with Beth-meon
and Bozrah (Jeremiah 48:24, 41). ...Kerioth (4 Occurrences). ...
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Kerioth-hezron (1 Occurrence)
Kerioth-hezron. Keriothhezron, Kerioth-hezron. Ker'i-oth-hezron .
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia KERIOTH-HEZRON. ke'-ri ...
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... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia KERIOTH-HEZRON. ... It has been suggested that Kerioth
was the birth place of JUDAS ISCARIOT (which see). Compare KERIOTH, 2. ...
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Hazor (19 Occurrences)
... (4.) "Kerioth and Hezron" (Joshua ... This place has been identified with el-Kuryetein,
and has been supposed to be the home of Judas Iscariot. (see KERIOTH.). Int. ...
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Judas (42 Occurrences)
... (1.) The patriarch (Matthew 1:2, 3). (2.) Son of Simon (John 6:71; 13:2,
26), surnamed Iscariot, ie, a man of Kerioth (Joshua 15:25). ...
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Iscariot (11 Occurrences)
... is-kar'-i-ot (Ioudas Iskariotes, ie 'ish qeriyoth, "Judas, man of Kerioth"): One
of the twelve apostles and the betrayer of Jesus; for etymology, etc., see ...
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Ker'ioth (1 Occurrence)
Ker'ioth. Kerioth, Ker'ioth. Ker'i-oth . Multi-Version Concordance Ker'ioth
(1 Occurrence). ... (See RSV). Kerioth, Ker'ioth. Ker'i-oth . Reference Bible.
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Ker'i-oth-hezron (1 Occurrence)
Ker'i-oth-hezron. Kerioth-hezron, Ker'i-oth-hezron. Kerith . ... Joshua 15:25 and
Hazor, and Hadattah, and Kerioth, and Hezron--the same is Hazor; (See RSV). ...
/k/ker'i-oth-hezron.htm - 6k

Strongholds (44 Occurrences)
... Jeremiah 48:41 Kerioth is taken, and the strongholds are seized, and the heart of
the mighty men of Moab at that day shall be as the heart of a woman in her ...
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Kerioth (4 Occurrences)

Joshua 15:25
Hazor Hadattah, Kerioth Hezron (the same is Hazor),

Jeremiah 48:24
and on Kerioth, and on Bozrah, and on all the cities of the land of Moab, far or near.

Jeremiah 48:41
Kerioth is taken, and the strongholds are seized, and the heart of the mighty men of Moab at that day shall be as the heart of a woman in her pangs.

Amos 2:2
but I will send a fire on Moab, and it will devour the palaces of Kerioth; and Moab will die with tumult, with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet;



Kerioth: A City of the Tribe of Judah

Kerioth: Also Called Kirioth: A City of Moab

Related Terms

Kerioth-hezron (1 Occurrence)


Hazor (19 Occurrences)

Judas (42 Occurrences)

Iscariot (11 Occurrences)

Ker'ioth (1 Occurrence)

Ker'i-oth-hezron (1 Occurrence)

Strongholds (44 Occurrences)

Kerijoth (3 Occurrences)

Ker'i-oth (1 Occurrence)

Kiriath-huzoth (1 Occurrence)


Kiriathaim (7 Occurrences)

Outcries (8 Occurrences)

Moabites (26 Occurrences)

Moab's (7 Occurrences)

Pangs (26 Occurrences)

Birth-pains (10 Occurrences)

Bozrah (9 Occurrences)

Citadels (15 Occurrences)

Hazor-hadattah (1 Occurrence)

Ha'zor-hadat'tah (1 Occurrence)

Hezron (19 Occurrences)

Hadattah (1 Occurrence)

Amid (31 Occurrences)

Palaces (37 Occurrences)

Uproar (33 Occurrences)

Chemosh (8 Occurrences)

Fortresses (45 Occurrences)

Surprised (46 Occurrences)

Moab (162 Occurrences)

Dying (57 Occurrences)

Blast (28 Occurrences)

Warriors (75 Occurrences)

Tumult (56 Occurrences)

Men's (76 Occurrences)

Holds (67 Occurrences)

Shouting (83 Occurrences)

Forced (84 Occurrences)

Trumpet (74 Occurrences)

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