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


A wall or fortress, a place to which Tiglath-pileser carried the Syrians captive after he had taken the city of Damascus (2 Ki. 16:9; Amos 1:5, 9:7). Isaiah (Isa. 22:6), who also was contemporary with these events, mentions it along with Elam. Some have supposed that Kir is a variant of Cush (Susiana), on the south of Elam.

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