Kerioth and surrounding area

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

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;


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

KE'RIOTH, 12 ms. due s. from Hebron, 30 ms. from Jerusalem, now Kureitein, 14 ms. w. of Dead Sea. Another Kerioth was in Moab, very probably near Mt. Attarus, on the n.e. part of the Dead Sea, although some suppose it to be 50 ms. e. by s. of the sea of Tiberias, 6 ms. e. of the supposed Bozrah and now Kureiyeh, but this region was never called Moab.
Strong's Hebrew
H7152: Qeriyyoth

a city in Judah, also a city in Moab

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