Kirheres
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QIR-HARESETH; KIR-HERES

kur-har'-seth, -ha-re'-seth> (qir-charesh, Isaiah 16:7; in 2 Kings 3:25 the King James Version reads Kir-haraseth (pausal form)); (qir cheres, Jeremiah 48:31, 36; in Isaiah 16:11 the King James Version reads Kir-haresh (pausal form)): Modern scholars unanimously identify this city with Kir of Moab. In Jehoram's invasion of Moab it alone withstood his attack; and on the city wall the king of Moab sacrificed his son (2 Kings 3:25). It was obviously the capital, i.e. Kir Moab. The name is generally taken to mean "city of the sun." Cheyne, however, points out (EB, under the word):

(1) that this explanation was unknown to the ancients;

(2) that"kir" is nowhere suposed to mean "city," except in the compound names Kir-heres, Kir-hareseth, and Kir Moab;

(3) that cheres, "sun," nowhere has a feminine ending, and

(4) that Isaiah 16:7 Septuagint and Aquila.) indicates "d" and not "r" in the second part of the name (Deseth). He suggests, therefore, that we should possibly read qiryath chadhdshah, "new city."

W. Ewing

Thesaurus
Kirheres (3 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Kirheres (3 Occurrences). Isaiah 16:11 Therefore my bowels
sound like a harp for Moab, and mine inward parts for Kirheres. (DBY). ...
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Kir-heres (3 Occurrences)
Kir-heres. Kirheres, Kir-heres. Kir-he'res . Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia ...
(ASV BBE DBY JPS YLT NAS). Kirheres, Kir-heres. Kir-he'res . Reference Bible
/k/kir-heres.htm - 8k

Kir-haresh (1 Occurrence)
Kir-haresh. Kirharesh, Kir-haresh. Kirheres . Multi-Version Concordance ... (WBS
YLT). Kirharesh, Kir-haresh. Kirheres . Reference Bible.
/k/kir-haresh.htm - 6k

Moabites (26 Occurrences)
... peor (Deuteronomy 3:29); Beth-diblaim, Bozrah, Kerioth (Jeremiah 48:22-24); Kir
(Isaiah 15:1); Medeba, Elealeh, Zoar (Isaiah 15:2, 4, 5); Kirheres (Isaiah 16:11 ...
/m/moabites.htm - 28k

Moab (162 Occurrences)
... peor (Deuteronomy 3:29); Beth-diblaim, Bozrah, Kerioth (Jeremiah 48:22-24); Kir
(Isaiah 15:1); Medeba, Elealeh, Zoar (Isaiah 15:2, 4, 5); Kirheres (Isaiah 16:11 ...
/m/moab.htm - 62k

Howl (29 Occurrences)
... Jeremiah 48:31 Therefore will I howl for Moab, and I will cry out for all Moab;
mine heart shall mourn for the men of Kirheres. (KJV DBY WBS YLT). ...
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Concordance
Kirheres (3 Occurrences)

Isaiah 16:11
Therefore my bowels sound like a harp for Moab, and mine inward parts for Kirheres.
(DBY)

Jeremiah 48:31
Therefore will I howl for Moab, and I will cry out for all Moab; mine heart shall mourn for the men of Kirheres.
(KJV WBS)

Jeremiah 48:36
Therefore mine heart shall sound for Moab like pipes, and mine heart shall sound like pipes for the men of Kirheres: because the riches that he hath gotten are perished.
(KJV WBS)

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Related Terms

Kir-heres (3 Occurrences)

Kir-haresh (1 Occurrence)

Moabites (26 Occurrences)

Moab (162 Occurrences)

Howl (29 Occurrences)

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