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Kabzeel

"Gathering of God, a city in the extreme south of Judah, near to "Idumaea (Josh. 15:21), the birthplace of Benaiah, one of David's" chief warriors (2 Sam. 23:20; 1 Chr. 11:22). It was called also "Je ...
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Kadesh

"Holy, or Kadesh-Barnea, sacred desert of wandering, a place on" "the south-eastern border of Palestine, about 165 miles from" "Horeb. It lay in the "wilderness" or "desert of Zin" (Gen. 14:7;" "Num. ...
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Kadesh

"The sacred city of the Hittites, on the left bank of the" "Orontes, about 4 miles south of the Lake of Homs. It is" "identified with the great mound Tell Neby Mendeh, some 50 to 100" "feet high, and ...
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Kadmiel

"Before God; i.e., his servant, one of the Levites who returned" with Zerubbabel from the Captivity (Neh. 9:4; 10:9; 12:8). ...
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Kadmonites

"Orientals, the name of a Canaanitish tribe which inhabited the" north-eastern part of Palestine in the time of Abraham (Gen. "15:19). Probably they were identical with the "children of the" "east," ...
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Kanah

Reedy; brook of reeds. (1.) A stream forming the boundary "between Ephraim and Manasseh, from the Mediterranean eastward to" Tappuah (Josh. 16:8). It has been identified with the sedgy "streams that ...
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Kareah

"Bald, the father of Johanan and Jonathan, who for a time were" "loyal to Gedaliah, the Babylonian governor of Jerusalem (Jer." "40:8, 13, 15, 16)." ...
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Karkaa

"A floor; bottom, a place between Adar and Azmon, about midway" between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea (Josh. 15:3). ...
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Karkor

"Foundation, a place in the open desert wastes on the east of" "Jordan (Judg. 8:10), not far beyond Succoth and Penuel, to the" south. Here Gideon overtook and routed a fugitive band of "Midianites u ...
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Kartah

"City, a town in the tribe of Zebulun assigned to the Levites of" the family of Merari (Josh. 21:34). It is identical with Kattath "(19:15), and perhaps also with Kitron (Judg. 1:30)." ...
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Kartan

"Double city, a town of Naphali, assigned to the Gershonite" "Levites, and one of the cities of refuge (Josh. 21:32). It was" "probably near the north-western shore of the Sea of Tiberias," identical ...
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Kattath

"(Josh. 19:15), a town of Asher, has been identified with Kana el" Jelil. (See [336]CANA.) ...
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Kedar

"Dark-skinned, the second son of Ishmael (Gen. 25:13)." "It is the name for the nomadic tribes of Arabs, the Bedouins "generally (Isa. 21:16; 42:11; 60:7; Jer. 2:10; Ezek. 27:21), who" dwelt in the n ...
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Kedemah

"Eastward, the last-named of the sons of Ishmael (Gen. 25:15)." ...
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Kedemoth

"Beginnings; easternmost, a city of Reuben, assigned to the" Levites of the family of Merari (Josh. 13:18). It lay not far "north-east of Dibon-gad, east of the Dead Sea." ...
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Kedesh

Sanctuary. (1.) A place in the extreme south of Judah (Josh. 15:23). Probably the same as Kadesh-barnea (q.v.). "(2.) A city of Issachar (1 Chr. 6:72). Possibly Tell Abu Kadeis, near Lejjun. "(3.) A ...
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Kedron

"The valley, now quite narrow, between the Mount of Olives and" Mount Moriah. The upper part of it is called the Valley of "Jehoshaphat. The LXX., in 1 Kings 15:13, translate "of the" "cedar." The wo ...
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Kehelathah

"Assembly, one of the stations of the Israelites in the desert" "(Num. 33:22, 23)." ...
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Keilah

"Citadel, a city in the lowlands of Judah (Josh. 15:44). David" rescued it from the attack of the Philistines (1 Sam. 23:1-8); "but the inhabitants proving unfaithful to him, in that they" "sought to ...
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Kelita

"Dwarf, a Levite who assisted Ezra in expounding the law to the" people (Neh. 8:7; 10:10). ...
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Kemuel

"Helper of God, or assembly of God. (1.) The third son of Nahor" (Gen. 22:21). "(2.) Son of Shiphtan, appointed on behalf of the tribe of Ephraim to partition the land of Canaan (Num. 34:24). "(3.) A ...
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Kenath

"Possession, a city of Gilead. It was captured by Nobah, who" called it by his own name (Num. 32:42). It has been identified "with Kunawat, on the slopes of Jebel Hauran (Mount Bashan), 60" miles eas ...
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Kenaz

"Hunter. (1.) One of the sons of Eliphaz, the son of Esau. He" "became the chief of an Edomitish tribe (Gen. 36:11, 15, 42)." "(2.) Caleb's younger brother, and father of Othniel (Josh. "15:17), whos ...
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Kenites

"Smiths, the name of a tribe inhabiting the desert lying between" southern Palestine and the mountains of Sinai. Jethro was of "this tribe (Judg. 1:16). He is called a "Midianite" (Num." "10:29), and ...
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Kenizzite

(1.) The name of a tribe referred to in the covenant God made with Abraham (Gen. 15:19). They are not mentioned among the "original inhabitants of Canaan (Ex. 3:8; Josh. 3:10), and" "probably they in ...
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Kerchief

"Mentioned only Ezek. 13:18, 21, as an article of apparel or" ornament applied to the head of the idolatrous women of Israel. The precise meaning of the word is uncertain. It appears to have "been a ...
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Kerenhappuch

"Horn of the face-paint = cosmetic-box, the name of Job's third" "daughter (Job. 42:14), born after prosperity had returned to" him. ...
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Kerioth

Cities. (1.) A town in the south of Judah (Josh. 15:25). Judas "the traitor was probably a native of this place, and hence his" name Iscariot. It has been identified with the ruins of "el-Kureitein, ...
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Kesitah

"(Gen. 33:19, R.V., marg., a Hebrew word, rendered, A.V., pl." "pieces of money, marg., "lambs;" Josh. 24:32, "pieces of" "silver;" Job 42:11, "piece of money"). The kesitah was probably" "a piece of ...
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Kettle

"A large pot for cooking. The same Hebrew word (dud, "boiling")" "is rendered also "pot" (Ps. 81:6), "caldron" (2 Chr. 35:13)," basket (Jer. 24:2). It was used for preparing the "peace-offerings (1 S ...
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Keturah

"Incense, the wife of Abraham, whom he married probably after" "Sarah's death (Gen. 25:1-6), by whom he had six sons, whom he" sent away into the east country. Her nationality is unknown. She "is sty ...
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Key

Frequently mentioned in Scripture. It is called in Hebrew "maphteah, i.e., the opener (Judg. 3:25); and in the Greek New" "Testament kleis, from its use in shutting (Matt. 16:19; Luke" "11:52; Rev. 1 ...
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Kezia

"Cassia, the name of Job's second daughter (42:14), born after" prosperity had returned to him. ...
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Keziz

"Abrupt; cut off, a city of the tribe of Benjamin (Josh. 18:21)." ...
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Kibrothhattaavah

"The graves of the longing or of lust, one of the stations of the" Israelites in the wilderness. It was probably in the Wady "Murrah, and has been identified with the Erweis el-Ebeirig," "where the r ...
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Kibzaim

"Two heaps, a city of Ephraim, assigned to the Kohathite Levites," and appointed as a city of refuge (Josh. 21: 22). It is also called Jokmeam (1 Chr. 6:68). ...
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Kid

The young of the goat. It was much used for food (Gen. 27:9; 38:17; Judg. 6:19; 14:6). The Mosaic law forbade to dress a kid "in the milk of its dam, a law which is thrice repeated (Ex." 23:19; 34:26 ...
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Kidron

#NAME? "through the Valley of Jehoshaphat, on the eastern side of" "Jerusalem, between the city and the Mount of Olives. This valley" "is known in Scripture only by the name "the brook Kidron." David ...
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Kinah

"An elegy, a city in the extreme south of Judah (Josh. 15:22). It" "was probably not far from the Dead Sea, in the Wady Fikreh." ...
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Kine

"(Heb. sing. parah, i.e., "fruitful"), mentioned in Pharaoh's" "dream (Gen. 41: 18). Here the word denotes "buffaloes," which" fed on the reeds and sedge by the river's brink. ...
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King

Is in Scripture very generally used to denote one invested with "authority, whether extensive or limited. There were thirty-one" "kings in Canaan (Josh. 12:9, 24), whom Joshua subdued." Adonibezek su ...
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Kingdom of God

"(Matt. 6:33; Mark 1:14, 15; Luke 4:43) = "kingdom of Christ" "(Matt. 13:41; 20:21) = "kingdom of Christ and of God" (Eph. 5:5)" "= "kingdom of David" (Mark 11:10) = "the kingdom" (Matt. 8:12;" "13:1 ...
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Kingly office of Christ

One of the three special relations in which Christ stands to his people. Christ's office as mediator comprehends three different "functions, viz., those of a prophet, priest, and king. These are" "no ...
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Kings dale

"Mentioned only in Gen. 14:17; 2 Sam. 18:18, the name given to" "the valley of Shaveh, where the king of Sodom met Abram." ...
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Kings The Books of

The two books of Kings formed originally but one book in the Hebrew Scriptures. The present division into two books was first "made by the LXX., which now, with the Vulgate, numbers them as" "the thi ...
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Kinsman

"Heb. goel, from root meaning to redeem. The goel among the" Hebrews was the nearest male blood relation alive. Certain important obligations devolved upon him toward his next of kin. (1.) If any one ...
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Kir

"A wall or fortress, a place to which Tiglath-pileser carried the" Syrians captive after he had taken the city of Damascus (2 Kings "16:9; Amos 1:5; 9:7). Isaiah (22:6), who also was contemporary" "w ...
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Kir of Moab

"Isa. 15:1. The two strongholds of Moab were Ar and Kir, which" latter is probably the Kir-haraseth (16:7) following. ...
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Kirharaseth

"Built fortress, a city and fortress of Moab, the modern Kerak, a" small town on the brow of a steep hill about 6 miles from Rabbath-Moab and 10 miles from the Dead Sea; called also "Kir-haresh, Kir- ...
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Kirjath

"City, a city belonging to Benjamin (Josh. 18:28), the modern" "Kuriet el-`Enab, i.e., "city of grapes", about 7 1/2 miles" west-north-west of Jerusalem. ...
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Kirjathaim

Two cities; a double city. (1.) A city of refuge in Naphtali (1 Chr. 6:76). "(2.) A town on the east of Jordan (Gen. 14:5; Deut. 2:9, 10). It was assigned to the tribe of Reuben (Num. 32:37). In the ...
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Kirjatharba

"City of Arba, the original name of Hebron (q.v.), so called from" "the name of its founder, one of the Anakim (Gen. 23:2; 35:27;" Josh. 15:13). It was given to Caleb by Joshua as his portion. "The J ...
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Kirjathhuzoth

"City of streets, Num. 22:39, a Moabite city, which some identify" "with Kirjathaim. Balak here received and entertained Balaam," "whom he had invited from Pethor, among the "mountains of the" "east, ...
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Kirjathjearim

"City of jaars; i.e., of woods or forests, a Gibeonite town" "(Josh. 9:17) on the border of Benjamin, to which tribe it was" "assigned (18:15, 28). The ark was brought to this place (1 Sam." "7:1, 2) ...
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Kirjathsannah

"City of the sannah; i.e., of the palm(?), Josh. 15:49; the same" "as Kirjath-sepher (15:16; Judg. 1:11) and Debir (q.v.), a" "Canaanitish royal city included in Judah (Josh. 10:38; 15:49)," and prob ...
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Kirjathsepher

"City of books, Josh. 15:15; same as Kirjath-sannah (q.v.), now" "represented by the valley of ed-Dhaberiyeh, south-west of" Hebron. The name of this town is an evidence that the Canaanites "were acq ...
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Kish

A bow. (1.) A Levite of the family of Merari (1 Chr. 23:21; 24:29). "(2.) A Benjamite of Jerusalem (1 Chr. 8:30; 9:36). (3.) A Levite in the time of Hezekiah (2 Chr. 29:12). (4.) The great-grandfathe ...
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Kishion

"Hardness, a city of Issachar assigned to the Gershonite Levites" "(Josh. 19:20), the same as Kishon (21:28)." ...
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Kishon

"Winding, a winter torrent of Central Palestine, which rises" "about the roots of Tabor and Gilboa, and passing in a northerly" "direction through the plains of Esdraelon and Acre, falls into" the Me ...
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Kiss

"Of affection (Gen. 27:26, 27; 29:13; Luke 7:38, 45);" reconciliation (Gen. 33:4; 2 Sam. 14:33); leave-taking (Gen. "31:28, 55; Ruth 1:14; 2 Sam. 19:39); homage (Ps. 2:12; 1 Sam." 10:1); spoken of as ...
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Kite

An unclean and keen-sighted bird of prey (Lev. 11:14; Deut. "14:13). The Hebrew word used, 'ayet, is rendered "vulture" in" "Job 28:7 in Authorized Version, "falcon" in Revised Version. It" "is proba ...
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Kithlish

"A man's wall, a town in the plain of Judah (Josh. 15:40). It has" been identified with Jelameh. ...
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Kitron

"Knotty, a city of Zebulun (Judg. 1:30), called also Kattath" "(Josh. 19:15); supposed to be "Cana of Galilee." ...
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Kittim

(Gen. 10:4). (See [344]CHITTIM.) ...
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Knead

To prepare dough in the process of baking (Gen. 18:6; 1 Sam. 28:24; Hos. 7:4). ...
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Kneadingtrough

"The vessel in which the dough, after being mixed and leavened," "was left to swell or ferment (Ex. 8:3; 12:34; Deut. 28:5, 7)." The dough in the vessels at the time of the Exodus was still "unleaven ...
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Knife

"(1.) Heb. hereb, "the waster," a sharp instrument for" "circumcision (Josh. 5:2, 3, lit. "knives of flint;" comp. Ex." 4:25); a razor (Ezek. 5:1); a graving tool (Ex. 20:25); an axe (Ezek. 26:9). "( ...
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Knock

"Though Orientals are very jealous of their privacy, they never" "knock when about to enter your room, but walk in without warning" or ceremony. It is nearly impossible to teach an Arab servant to kn ...
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Knop

"Some architectural ornament. (1.) Heb. kaphtor (Ex. 25:31-36)," occurring in the description of the candlestick. It was an "ornamental swell beneath the cups of the candlestick, probably" an imitati ...
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Koa

"He-camel, occurs only in Ezek. 23:23, some province or place in" "the Babylonian empire, used in this passage along with Shoa" (q.v.). ...
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Kohath

"Assembly, the second son of Levi, and father of Amram (Gen." "46:11). He came down to Egypt with Jacob, and lived to the age" of one hundred and thirty-three years (Ex. 6:18). ...
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Kohathites

The descendants of Kohath. They formed the first of the three "divisions of the Levites (Ex. 6:16, 18; Num. 3:17). In the" journeyings of the Israelites they had the charge of the most "holy portion ...
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Korah

"Ice, hail. (1.) The third son of Esau, by Aholibamah (Gen." 36:14; 1 Chr. 1:35). "(2.) A Levite, the son of Izhar, the brother of Amram, the father of Moses and Aaron (Ex. 6:21). The institution of ...
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Korahites

That portion of the Kohathites that descended from Korah. (1.) They were an important branch of the singers of the Kohathite division (2 Chr. 20:19). There are eleven psalms (42-49; 84; 85; 87; 88) d ...
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Kore

"Partridge. (1.) A Levite and temple-warder of the Korahites, the" "son of Asaph. He was father of Shallum and Meshelemiah," temple-porters (1 Chr. 9:19; 26:1). "(2.) A Levitical porter at the east g ...
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Korhites

A Levitical family descended from Korah (Ex. 6:24; 1 Chr. 12:6; 26:1; 2 Chr. 20:19). ...
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Koz

"Thorn. (1.) A descendant of Judah. 1 Chr. 4:8, "Coz;" R.V.," Hakkoz. "(2.) A priest, the head of the seventh division of the priests "(Ezra 2:61; Neh. 3:4, 21; 7:63). In 1 Chr. 24:10 the word has" " ...
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