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kat´ath ( קטּת , ḳaṭṭāth ): A city in the territory of Zebulun, named with Iphtah-el, Nahalel, and Shimron ( Joshua 19:15 ), perhaps to be identified with Kitron (Judges 1:30 ), from which Zebulun did not expel the Canaanites; and with Kartah (Joshua 21:34 ), which was given to the Merarite Levites. The Babylonian Talmud (Meg. 6a) identifies Kattath with Sepphoris, the modern Seffūriyeh (but see Neubauer, Geographie du Talmud , 191). The Jerusalem Talmud takes it as identical with Ḳetūnith , Ḳuṭeineh , to the West of Esdraelon. It should probably, however, be sought near to Shimron, the modern Semūniyeh .

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Kattath'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. 1915.

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