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City lying on the borders of Judah and Benjamin, the former name of which was KIRJATH-BAAL. Joshua 15:60 ; 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). 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 . The city is also called KIRJATH in Joshua 18:28 ; KIRJATH-ARIM in Ezra 2:25 ; BAALAH in Joshua 15:9-11 , and BAALE OF JUDAH in 2 Samuel 6:2 . Identified by some with ruins at Erma, 31 46' N, 35 1' E .

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Kirjathjearim'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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