Kirjathaim

Easton’s Bible Dictionary

Kirjathaim : two cities; a double city.

  1. A city of refuge in Naphtali (1 Chronicles 6:76).
  2. A town on the east of Jordan (Genesis 14:5; Deuteronomy 2:9,10). It was assigned to the tribe of Reuben (Numbers 32:37). In the time of Ezekiel (Numbers 25:9) it was one of the four cities which formed the "glory of Moab" (comp. Jeremiah 48:1,23). It has been identified with el-Kureiyat, 11 miles south-west of Medeba, on the south slope of Jebel Attarus, the ancient Ataroth.
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