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(kahr kay' uh) Place name meaning “soft, level ground.” A mountainous village in the eastern region of Gilead during the period of the judges. The exact site has not been located. Gideon and three hundred Israelite men conducted their second surprise attack on the Midianites at Karkor. According to Judges 8:10-11 , Zebah and Zalmunna, two Midianites leaders, were encamped at Karkor with fifteen thousand troops when Gideon attacked and routed them.

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Karkor'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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