Kirjath-arba

Easton’s Bible Dictionary

Kirjath-arba : city of Arba, the original name of Hebron (which see), so called from the name of its founder, one of the Anakim (Genesis 23:2; 35:27; Joshua 15:13). It was given to Caleb by Joshua as his portion. The Jews interpret the name as meaning "the city of the four", i.e., of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Adam, who were all, as they allege, buried there.

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