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KERIOTH (Καριώθ, LXX.).


A town of the tribe of Judah. (Josh. 15.25.) 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, 2.2.) [E.B.J]

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