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The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia


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A people and country subject to the Assyrian empire. In 2 Kings 16:9 and Amos 1:5 , 9:7, Kir is mentioned as the place whither the Syrians went before they settled in the regions north of Palestine, and to which Tiglath-pileser sent the prisoners after the conquest of Damascus. In Isaiah 22:6 Kir is mentioned in connection with Elam: "And Elam bare the quiver with chariots of men and horsemen, and Kir uncovered the shield." The Septuagint translates the last clause σ υ ν α γ ω γ ή π α ρ α τ ά ξ η ω ς , omitting "Kir" altogether and taking for , hence σ υ ν α γ ω γ ή . Hitherto it has not been possible to identify the place.

E. G. H. B. P.

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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Kir'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. 1901.

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