Easton's Bible Dictionary: M. G. Easton, M.A., D.D.

Kerioth

Cities.

  1. A town in the south of Judah (Josh. 15:25). Judas the traitor was probably a native of this place, and hence his name Iscariot. It has been identified with the ruins of el-Kureitein, about 10 miles south of Hebron.
  2. A city of Moab (Jer. 48:24, 41), called Kirioth (Amos 2:2).


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