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Kirjathaim

Meaning: two cities; a double city

The name of two biblical places…

  1. A city of refuge in Naphtali (1 Chronicles 6:76).

  2. A town on the east of Jordan (Genesis 14:5; Deuteronomy 2:9, 10). It was assigned to the tribe of Reuben (Numbers 32:37). In the time of Ezekiel (25:9) it was one of the four cities which formed the “glory of Moab” (compare Jeremiah 48:1, 23). It has been identified with el-Kureiyat, 11 miles southwest of Medeba, on the south slope of Jebel Attarus, the ancient Ataroth.