Word Summary
Qiryath Yearim or Qiryath Arim: "city of forests", a city given to Judah, then to Benjamin
Original Word: קִרְיַת יְעָרִים
Transliteration: Qiryath Yearim or Qiryath Arim
Phonetic Spelling: (keer-yath' yeh-aw-reem')
Part of Speech: Proper Name Location
Short Definition: "city of forests", a city given to Judah, then to Benjamin
Meaning: Kiriath-jearim -- "city of forests", a city given to Judah, then to Benjamin
Strong's Concordance
Kirjath, Kirjath-jearim, Kirjath-arim

Or (Jer. 26:20) with the article interposed; or (Josh. 18:28) simply the former part of the word; or Qiryath tariym {keer-yath' aw-reem'}; from qiryah and the plural of ya'ar or iyr; city of forests, or city of towns; Kirjath-Jearim or Kirjath-Arim, a place in Palestine -- Kirjath, Kirjath-jearim, Kirjath-arim.

see HEBREW qiryah

see HEBREW ya'ar

see HEBREW iyr


H7157. Qiryath

Yearim or Qiryath Arim יְעָרִים קִרְיַתproper name, of a location πόλ(ε)ις Ιαρειμ[ν], Καριαθιαρειμ, etc. (city of forests); — city of the Gibeonites Joshua 9:17, assigned to Judah 15:60 compare Judges 18:12 (twice in verse), on border of Benjamin Joshua 15:9 (הַר יְעָרִים15:10, ᵐ5πόλιν Ιαρειν, see יְעָרִים‎), 18:14; assigned to Benjamin 18:28 (יְעָרִים‎ omitted by textual error before עָרִים‎, see ᵐ5‎); near Beth Shemesh 1 Samuel 6:21, long the abode of ark 7:1-2, 1 Chronicles 13:5-6, 2 Chronicles 1:4; named in Genealogical list 1 Chronicles 2:50, 52, 53; named also Nehemiah 7:29 = ׳ק עָרִיםEzra 2:25 (read יְעָרִים‎); with article ׳ק הַיְּעָרִיםJeremiah 26:20; abbreviated (in poetry) (שְׂדֵיֿ‎) יָ֑עַרPsalm 132:6; called also קִרְיַתבַּֿעַל‎ (Καριαθβααλ) Joshua 15:60; 18:14 + 18:15 (where read for ׳ק יְעָרִים‎, so ᵐ5‎ Di Benn Steuern); this abbreviated into בַּעֲלָה‎, 15:9-10, [(Ιε)βααλ], also 15:11; 15:29, and יְהוּדָה מִבַּעֲלֵי2 Samuel 6:2 (read יְה ׳בַּעַל‎, or יְה ׳בַּעֲלַת‎), בַּעֲלָ֑תָה‎ "" 1 Chronicles 13:6 (see on these II. בַּעֲלָה‎). Identification uncertain; RobBR ii. 11 conjectures Kiryat el-`Enab, 8 miles + west of Jerusalem (compare Καριαθιαρειμ LagOnom. 271); `Erma (HendersonPal. 85, 112, 210 ConderSurvey Mem. iii. 43 ff.), compare GASmGeogr. 225 f. BuhlGeogr. 166 f..

קִרְיַתסַֿנָּה‎ see following ׳ק עָרִים‎ see foregoing