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Holman Bible Dictionary
(kee' rih ahth-hehz rahn) Place name representing one or perhaps two cities. KJV takes the Hebrew to refer to two cities in Joshua 15:25
—thus, Kerioth and Hezron. Some scholars still follow this. If this is a reference to two cities, Kerioth would be identified with the Kerioth of Jeremiah 48:24
; Amos 2:2
. Hezron would be identified with the city of Hazor mentioned in Joshua 15:23
, a city in the south of Judah near Kadesh-barnea (Joshua 15:3
). See Hazor
. Many scholars, however, take Kerioth-Hezron to refer to a village of Judah in the Negev district of Beersheba and identify it with modern khirbet el-Qaryatein, about four miles south of Maon.
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Kerioth-Hezron'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/k/kerioth-hezron.html. 1991.