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Holman Bible Dictionary
(kee' rih ahth) Place name meaning, “cities.” A fortified city of Moab (Jeremiah 48:24
; Amos 2:2
, KJV has Kirioth). Kerioth may be identical to Ar, the ancient capital of Moab, since Kerioth was treated as the capital of Moab by Amos (Amos 2:2
). Judas, the disciple of Jesus, may have been from Kerioth. Many scholars take the designation “Iscariot” to be derived from the Hebrew meaning, “man of Kerioth.” See Iscariot
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'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/k/kerioth.html. 1991.