King James Bible Dictionary




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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: Yes
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: No
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:


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).

Hitchcock's Names Dictionary

the cities; the callings

Naves Topical Index

1. A city of Judah
Joshua 15:25

2. Called Kirioth, a city of Moab
Jeremiah 48:24; Jeremiah 48:41; Amos 2:2

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)