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Bible Cities: Kirjath Arba
Ancient Kirjath Arba

Kirjath Arba in Easton's Bible Dictionary city of Arba, the original name of Hebron (q.v.), so called from the name of its founder, one of the Anakim (Gen. 23:2; 35:27; Josh. 15:13). It was given to Caleb by Joshua as his portion. The Jews interpret the name as meaning "the city of the four", i.e., of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Adam, who were all, as they allege, buried there.

Kirjath Arba in Fausset's Bible Dictionary "the city of Arba" the Anakite (Genesis 13:18; Genesis 23:2; Joshua 14:15; Joshua 15:54; Joshua 20:7; Joshua 21:11; Nehemiah 11:25). Hebron was the original name, then Mamre ("the sacred grove near the town"), then Kirjath Caleb restored the name Hebron. (See HEBRON.)

Kirjath Arba in Hitchcock's Bible Names city of four; fourth city

Kirjath Arba in Naves Topical Bible An early name of HEBRON Ge 23:2; Jos 14:15; Jud 1:10

Kirjath Arba in Smiths Bible Dictionary (the city of Arba), an early name of the city which after the conquest is generally known as HEBRON. Jos 14:15; Jud 1:10 The identity of Kirjath-arba with Hebron is constantly asserted. Ge 23:2; 35:27; Jos 14:15; 15:13,54; 20:7; 21:11

Kirjath Arba in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE kir-i-ath-ar'-ba. See HEBRON.

Kirjath Arba Scripture - Nehemiah 11:25 And for the villages, with their fields, [some] of the children of Judah dwelt at Kirjatharba, and [in] the villages thereof, and at Dibon, and [in] the villages thereof, and at Jekabzeel, and [in] the villages thereof,

Kirjath Arba Scripture - Genesis 23:2 And Sarah died in Kirjatharba; the same [is] Hebron in the land of Canaan: and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her.

Kirjath Arba Scripture - Joshua 14:15 And the name of Hebron before [was] Kirjatharba; [which Arba was] a great man among the Anakims. And the land had rest from war.

Kirjath Arba Scripture - Joshua 15:54 And Humtah, and Kirjatharba, which [is] Hebron, and Zior; nine cities with their villages:

Kirjath Arba Scripture - Joshua 20:7 And they appointed Kedesh in Galilee in mount Naphtali, and Shechem in mount Ephraim, and Kirjatharba, which [is] Hebron, in the mountain of Judah.

Kirjath Arba Scripture - Judges 1:10 And Judah went against the Canaanites that dwelt in Hebron: (now the name of Hebron before [was] Kirjatharba:) and they slew Sheshai, and Ahiman, and Talmai.

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