Kirjath-arba

Concise Bible Dictionary:

The Canaanitish name, signifying “city of Arba,” of the city afterward called HEBRON (Gen. 23:22And Sarah died in Kirjath-arba; the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan: and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her. (Genesis 23:2); Gen. 35:2727And Jacob came unto Isaac his father unto Mamre, unto the city of Arbah, which is Hebron, where Abraham and Isaac sojourned. (Genesis 35:27); Josh. 14:1515And the name of Hebron before was Kirjath-arba; which Arba was a great man among the Anakims. And the land had rest from war. (Joshua 14:15); Josh. 15:13,5413And unto Caleb the son of Jephunneh he gave a part among the children of Judah, according to the commandment of the Lord to Joshua, even the city of Arba the father of Anak, which city is Hebron. (Joshua 15:13)
54And Humtah, and Kirjath-arba, which is Hebron, and Zior; nine cities with their villages: (Joshua 15:54)
; Josh. 20:77And they appointed Kedesh in Galilee in mount Naphtali, and Shechem in mount Ephraim, and Kirjath-arba, which is Hebron, in the mountain of Judah. (Joshua 20:7); Josh. 21:1111And they gave them the city of Arba the father of Anak, which city is Hebron, in the hill country of Judah, with the suburbs thereof round about it. (Joshua 21:11); Judg. 1:1010And Judah went against the Canaanites that dwelt in Hebron: (now the name of Hebron before was Kirjath-arba:) and they slew Sheshai, and Ahiman, and Talmai. (Judges 1:10); Neh. 11:2525And for the villages, with their fields, some of the children of Judah dwelt at Kirjath-arba, and in the villages thereof, and at Dibon, and in the villages thereof, and at Jekabzeel, and in the villages thereof, (Nehemiah 11:25)).

Strong’s Dictionary of Hebrew Words:

Transliteration:
Qiryath
Phonic:
`Arba`
Meaning:
or (with the article interposed) Qiryath ha- Arbaw (Neh. 11:25) {keer-yath' haw-ar-bah'}; from 7151 and 704 or 702; city of Arba, or city of the four (giants); Kirjath-Arba or Kirjath-ha-Arba, a place in Palestine
KJV Usage:
Kirjath-arba

Jackson’s Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names:

city of four

Potts’ Bible Proper Names:

City of Arba, or of four:―early name of Hebron, Josh. 15:54. {Urbs Arbae, vel quattuor}