Kiriath-jearim (Kihr´ee-ath-jee´uh-rim; Heb., “city of forests”)

A city of the tribe of Judah (Josh 9:17; Josh 15:60; Josh 18:12; Josh 18:14). The Philistines returned the Ark to this city (1Sam 7:2), where it remained until David moved it to Jerusalem (1Chr 13:5-14). The prophet Uriah, Jeremiah’s contemporary, came from this city (Jer 26:20-23), and some of the citizens returned to it from exile in Babylon (Ezra 2:25, “Kiriath-arim”; Neh 7:29).

Josh 9:17

17So the Israelites set out and reached their cities on the third day. Now their cities were Gibeon, Chephirah, Beeroth, and Kiriath-jearim.

Josh 15:60

60Kiriath-baal (that is, Kiriath-jearim), and Rabbah: two towns with their villages.

Josh 18:12

12On the north side their boundary began at the Jordan; then the boundary goes up to the slope of Jericho on the north, then up through the hill country westwar ... View more

Josh 18:14

14Then the boundary goes in another direction, turning on the western side southward from the mountain that lies to the south, opposite Beth-horon, and it ends ... View more

1Sam 7:2

2From the day that the ark was lodged at Kiriath-jearim, a long time passed, some twenty years, and all the house of Israel lamented after the Lord.

1Chr 13:5-14

5So David assembled all Israel from the Shihor of Egypt to Lebo-hamath, to bring the ark of God from Kiriath-jearim.6And David and all Israel went up to Baalah, ... View more

Jer 26:20-23

20There was another man prophesying in the name of the Lord, Uriah son of Shemaiah from Kiriath-jearim. He prophesied against this city and against this land in ... View more

Ezra 2:25

25Of Kiriatharim, Chephirah, and Beeroth, seven hundred forty-three.

Neh 7:29

29Of Kiriath-jearim, Chephirah, and Beeroth, seven hundred forty-three.

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