A town of the tribe of Judah. (Josh.
It was probably the birthplace of the traitor Judas, who owed his surname (Ἰσκαριώτης
) to this place. (Comp. Winer, s. v. Judas.
) Dr. Robinson (Bibl. Res.
vol. ii. p. 472) has suggested that it may be represented by El-Kŭreyetein
situated at the foot of the mountain ridge S. of Hebron, where there are sites of ruins visible.
A town of Moab. (Jer.
48.24, 41; Amos,