Kirjath-jearim

Joshua 15:60; Joshua 18:14; Joshua 9:17; Joshua 15:9; Joshua 18:15; Judges 18:12; 1 Samuel 6:21; 1 Samuel 7:1-2; 1 Chronicles 2:50,52-53; 1 Chronicles 13:5-6; 2 Chronicles 1:4; Nehemiah 7:29; Jeremiah 26:20; Joshua 18:28; Ezra 2:25; Joshua 15:9-11; 2 Samuel 6:2
City lying on the borders of Judah and Benjamin, the former name of which was KIRJATH-BAAL (Josh. 15:6060Kirjath-baal, which is Kirjath-jearim, and Rabbah; two cities with their villages: (Joshua 15:60); Josh. 18:1414And the border was drawn thence, and compassed the corner of the sea southward, from the hill that lieth before Beth-horon southward; and the goings out thereof were at Kirjath-baal, which is Kirjath-jearim, a city of the children of Judah: this was the west quarter. (Joshua 18:14)). It was one of the four cities included in the compact made with Gibeon. The ark was removed to the hill of the city and remained there many years, see ABINADAB (Josh. 9:1717And the children of Israel journeyed, and came unto their cities on the third day. Now their cities were Gibeon, and Chephirah, and Beeroth, and Kirjath-jearim. (Joshua 9:17); Josh. 15:99And the border was drawn from the top of the hill unto the fountain of the water of Nephtoah, and went out to the cities of mount Ephron; and the border was drawn to Baalah, which is Kirjath-jearim: (Joshua 15:9); Josh. 18:1515And the south quarter was from the end of Kirjath-jearim, and the border went out on the west, and went out to the well of waters of Nephtoah: (Joshua 18:15); Judg. 18:1212And they went up, and pitched in Kirjath-jearim, in Judah: wherefore they called that place Mahaneh-dan unto this day: behold, it is behind Kirjath-jearim. (Judges 18:12); 1 Sam. 6:2121And they sent messengers to the inhabitants of Kirjath-jearim, saying, The Philistines have brought again the ark of the Lord; come ye down, and fetch it up to you. (1 Samuel 6:21); 1 Sam. 7:1-21And the men of Kirjath-jearim came, and fetched up the ark of the Lord, and brought it into the house of Abinadab in the hill, and sanctified Eleazar his son to keep the ark of the Lord. 2And it came to pass, while the ark abode in Kirjath-jearim, that the time was long; for it was twenty years: and all the house of Israel lamented after the Lord. (1 Samuel 7:1‑2); 1 Chron. 2:50,52-5350These were the sons of Caleb the son of Hur, the firstborn of Ephratah; Shobal the father of Kirjath-jearim, (1 Chronicles 2:50)
52And Shobal the father of Kirjath-jearim had sons; Haroeh, and half of the Manahethites. 53And the families of Kirjath-jearim; the Ithrites, and the Puhites, and the Shumathites, and the Mishraites; of them came the Zareathites, and the Eshtaulites. (1 Chronicles 2:52‑53)
; 1 Chron. 13:5-65So David gathered all Israel together, from Shihor of Egypt even unto the entering of Hemath, to bring the ark of God from Kirjath-jearim. 6And David went up, and all Israel, to Baalah, that is, to Kirjath-jearim, which belonged to Judah, to bring up thence the ark of God the Lord, that dwelleth between the cherubims, whose name is called on it. (1 Chronicles 13:5‑6); 2 Chron. 1:44But the ark of God had David brought up from Kirjath-jearim to the place which David had prepared for it: for he had pitched a tent for it at Jerusalem. (2 Chronicles 1:4); Neh. 7:2929The men of Kirjath-jearim, Chephirah, and Beeroth, seven hundred forty and three. (Nehemiah 7:29); Jer. 26:2020And there was also a man that prophesied in the name of the Lord, Urijah the son of Shemaiah of Kirjath-jearim, who prophesied against this city and against this land according to all the words of Jeremiah: (Jeremiah 26:20)). The city is also called KIRJATH in Joshua 18:2828And Zelah, Eleph, and Jebusi, which is Jerusalem, Gibeath, and Kirjath; fourteen cities with their villages. This is the inheritance of the children of Benjamin according to their families. (Joshua 18:28); KIRJATH-ARIM in Ezra 2:2525The children of Kirjath-arim, Chephirah, and Beeroth, seven hundred and forty and three. (Ezra 2:25); BAALAH in Joshua 15:9-119And the border was drawn from the top of the hill unto the fountain of the water of Nephtoah, and went out to the cities of mount Ephron; and the border was drawn to Baalah, which is Kirjath-jearim: 10And the border compassed from Baalah westward unto mount Seir, and passed along unto the side of mount Jearim, which is Chesalon, on the north side, and went down to Beth-shemesh, and passed on to Timnah: 11And the border went out unto the side of Ekron northward: and the border was drawn to Shicron, and passed along to mount Baalah, and went out unto Jabneel; and the goings out of the border were at the sea. (Joshua 15:9‑11); and BAALE OF JUDAH in 2 Samuel 6:22And David arose, and went with all the people that were with him from Baale of Judah, to bring up from thence the ark of God, whose name is called by the name of the Lord of hosts that dwelleth between the cherubims. (2 Samuel 6:2). Identified by some with ruins at Erma, 31° 46' N, 35° 1' E.