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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Kirjath-Jearim

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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 ; Compare 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 .


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These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Kirjath-Jearim'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ebd/k/kirjath-jearim.html. 1897.

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