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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Kerioth of Simeon

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Its probable representative Khurbet el-Kureitein, lies twelve miles south of Hebron, and is thus described in the Memoirs accompanying the Ordnance Survey (3:409):

"Traces of a large ruin and caves; apparently a large town.

"Guerin says that the ruins cover an extent of at least 180 metres in circumference. The direction of many streets can still be distinguished. The houses, whose remains are strewn everywhere over the ground, appear to, have been constructed of materials regularly cut; most of them had caves or cellars below them, cut in the rock. He also observed at the western end of the site the ruins of a Christian church, forming a rectangle, lying east and west. Heaps of well-cut stones marked its outline. It was 30 paces long by 17 broad, and was preceded by a square atrium 37 paces on each side."


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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Kerioth of Simeon'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/tce/k/kerioth-of-simeon.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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