Kirjathjearim
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Kirjathjearim

(the city of forests), first mentioned as one of the four cities of the Gibeonites, (Joshua 9:17) it next occurs as one of the landmarks of the northern boundary of Judah, ch (Joshua 15:9) and as the point at which the western and southern boundaries of Benjamin coincided, ch. (Joshua 18:14,15) and in the last two passages we find that it bore another, perhaps earlier, name --that of the great Canaanite deity Baal, namely BAALAH and KIRJATH-BAAL. At this place the ark remained for twenty years. (1 Samuel 7:2) At the close of that time Kirjath-jearim lost its sacred treasure, on its removal by David to the house of Obed-edom the Gittite. (1 Chronicles 13:5,6; 2 Chronicles 1:4; 2 Samuel 6:2) etc. To Eusebius and Jerome it appears to have been well known. They describe it as a village at the ninth mile between Jerusalem and Diospolis (Lydda). These requirements are exactly fulfilled in the small modern village of Kuriet-el-Enab --now usually known as Abu Gosh , from the robber chief whose headquarters it was --on the road from Jaffa and Jerusalem.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
City of jaars; i.e., of woods or forests, a Gibeonite town (Joshua 9:17) on the border of Benjamin, to which tribe it was assigned (18:15, 28). The ark was brought to this place (1 Samuel 7:1, 2) from Beth-shemesh and put in charge of Abinadab, a Levite. Here it remained till it was removed by David to Jerusalem (2 Samuel 6:2, 3, 12; 1 Chronicles 15:1-29; Comp. Psalm 132). It was also called Baalah (Joshua 15:9) and Kirjath-baal (60). It has been usually identified with Kuriet el-`Enab (i.e., "city of grapes"), among the hills, about 8 miles north-east of `Ain Shems (i.e., Beth-shemesh). The opinion, however, that it is to be identified with `Erma, 4 miles east of `Ain Shems, on the edge of the valley of Sorek, seems to be better supported. (see KIRJATH.)

The words of Psalm 132:6, "We found it in the fields of the wood," refer to the sojourn of the ark at Kirjath-jearim. "Wood" is here the rendering of the Hebrew word jaar, which is the singular of jearim.

Library

The Destruction that came Upon the Philistines, and Upon
... senate of the Israelites, and informed them that the ark was restored by the
Philistines; which when they knew, they brought it away to Kirjathjearim, a city ...
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The Expedition of the Philistines against the Hebrews and the ...
... 1. Now while the city of Kirjathjearim had the ark with them, the whole body of
the people betook themselves all that time to offer prayers and sacrifices to ...
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That when David had Conquered the Philistines who Made War against ...
... their age out of all his countrymen, and out of the whole land, and withal for the
priests and the Levites, in order to their going to Kirjathjearim, to bring ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 4 that when david.htm

Thesaurus
Kirjathjearim (17 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Kirjathjearim (17 Occurrences). ... Now their cities were
Gibeon, and Chephirah, and Beeroth, and Kirjathjearim. (KJV). ...
/k/kirjathjearim.htm - 13k

Kirjathbaal (2 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Kirjathbaal (2 Occurrences). Joshua 15:60 Kirjathbaal,
which is Kirjathjearim, and Rabbah; two cities with their villages: (KJV). ...
/k/kirjathbaal.htm - 7k

Mahanehdan (1 Occurrence)
... Judges 18:12 And they went up, and pitched in Kirjathjearim, in Judah: wherefore
they called that place Mahanehdan unto this day: behold, it is behind ...
/m/mahanehdan.htm - 8k

Kirjath-jearim (17 Occurrences)
Kirjath-jearim. Kirjathjearim, Kirjath-jearim. Kirjathsannah . Easton's Bible
Dictionary ... Kirjathjearim, Kirjath-jearim. Kirjathsannah . Reference Bible
/k/kirjath-jearim.htm - 13k

Pitched (101 Occurrences)
... Judges 18:12 And they went up, and pitched in Kirjathjearim, in Judah: wherefore
they called that place Mahanehdan unto this day: behold, it is behind ...
/p/pitched.htm - 33k

Drawn (131 Occurrences)
... unto the fountain of the water of Nephtoah, and went out to the cities of mount
Ephron; and the border was drawn to Baalah, which is Kirjathjearim: (KJV JPS WBS ...
/d/drawn.htm - 37k

Zareathite (1 Occurrence)
... 1 Chronicles 2:53 And the families of Kirjathjearim; the Ithrites, and the Puhites,
and the Shumathites, and the Mishraites; of them came the Zareathites, and ...
/z/zareathite.htm - 6k

Zareathites (1 Occurrence)
... 1 Chronicles 2:53 And the families of Kirjathjearim; the Ithrites, and the Puhites,
and the Shumathites, and the Mishraites; of them came the Zareathites, and ...
/z/zareathites.htm - 6k

Kiriath-jearim (17 Occurrences)
... kir-i-ath je'-a-rim, kir-i-ath je-a'-rim (qiryath-ye`-arim, "city of thickets";
Septuagint he polis Iareim; the King James Version Kirjathjearim): One of the ...
/k/kiriath-jearim.htm - 19k

Kirjath-huzoth (1 Occurrence)
Kirjath-huzoth. Kirjathhuzoth, Kirjath-huzoth. Kirjathjearim . Easton's Bible
Dictionary ... (DBY WBS YLT). Kirjathhuzoth, Kirjath-huzoth. Kirjathjearim . ...
/k/kirjath-huzoth.htm - 7k

Concordance
Kirjathjearim (17 Occurrences)

Joshua 9:17
And the children of Israel journeyed, and came unto their cities on the third day. Now their cities were Gibeon, and Chephirah, and Beeroth, and Kirjathjearim.
(KJV)

Joshua 15:9
And the border was drawn from the top of the hill unto the fountain of the water of Nephtoah, and went out to the cities of mount Ephron; and the border was drawn to Baalah, which is Kirjathjearim:
(KJV)

Joshua 15:60
Kirjathbaal, which is Kirjathjearim, and Rabbah; two cities with their villages:
(KJV)

Joshua 18:14
And the border was drawn thence, and compassed the corner of the sea southward, from the hill that lieth before Bethhoron southward; and the goings out thereof were at Kirjathbaal, which is Kirjathjearim, a city of the children of Judah: this was the west quarter.
(KJV)

Joshua 18:15
And the south quarter was from the end of Kirjathjearim, and the border went out on the west, and went out to the well of waters of Nephtoah:
(KJV)

Judges 18:12
And they went up, and pitched in Kirjathjearim, in Judah: wherefore they called that place Mahanehdan unto this day: behold, it is behind Kirjathjearim.
(KJV)

1 Samuel 6:21
And they sent messengers to the inhabitants of Kirjathjearim, saying, The Philistines have brought again the ark of the LORD; come ye down, and fetch it up to you.
(KJV)

1 Samuel 7:1
And the men of Kirjathjearim came, and fetched up the ark of the LORD, and brought it into the house of Abinadab in the hill, and sanctified Eleazar his son to keep the ark of the LORD.
(KJV)

1 Samuel 7:2
And it came to pass, while the ark abode in Kirjathjearim, that the time was long; for it was twenty years: and all the house of Israel lamented after the LORD.
(KJV)

1 Chronicles 2:50
These were the sons of Caleb the son of Hur, the firstborn of Ephratah; Shobal the father of Kirjathjearim.
(KJV)

1 Chronicles 2:52
And Shobal the father of Kirjathjearim had sons; Haroeh, and half of the Manahethites.
(KJV)

1 Chronicles 2:53
And the families of Kirjathjearim; the Ithrites, and the Puhites, and the Shumathites, and the Mishraites; of them came the Zareathites, and the Eshtaulites,
(KJV)

1 Chronicles 13:5
So David gathered all Israel together, from Shihor of Egypt even unto the entering of Hemath, to bring the ark of God from Kirjathjearim.
(KJV)

1 Chronicles 13:6
And David went up, and all Israel, to Baalah, that is, to Kirjathjearim, which belonged to Judah, to bring up thence the ark of God the LORD, that dwelleth between the cherubim, whose name is called on it.
(KJV)

2 Chronicles 1:4
But the ark of God had David brought up from Kirjathjearim to the place which David had prepared for it: for he had pitched a tent for it at Jerusalem.
(KJV)

Nehemiah 7:29
The men of Kirjathjearim, Chephirah, and Beeroth, seven hundred forty and three.
(KJV)

Jeremiah 26:20
And there was also a man that prophesied in the name of the LORD, Urijah the son of Shemaiah of Kirjathjearim, who prophesied against this city and against this land according to all the words of Jeremiah.
(KJV)

Subtopics

Kirjathjearim

Related Terms

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Mahanehdan (1 Occurrence)

Kirjath-jearim (17 Occurrences)

Pitched (101 Occurrences)

Drawn (131 Occurrences)

Zareathite (1 Occurrence)

Zareathites (1 Occurrence)

Kiriath-jearim (17 Occurrences)

Kirjath-huzoth (1 Occurrence)

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Ephratah (5 Occurrences)

Eshtaulites (1 Occurrence)

Manahethites (2 Occurrences)

Puhites (1 Occurrence)

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Urijah (29 Occurrences)

Corner (60 Occurrences)

Fetch (45 Occurrences)

Fountain (57 Occurrences)

Lieth (135 Occurrences)

Hemath (3 Occurrences)

Dwelleth (142 Occurrences)

Thence (152 Occurrences)

Entering (124 Occurrences)

Bethhoron (12 Occurrences)

Hill (217 Occurrences)

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