Kidron to Korah
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Kidron
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Kinah
Lamentation
Strong's #H7016

Kinah was a city given to the tribe of Judah as an inheritance in the Promised Land.

References
Joshua 15:22

Kir
Wall, fortress
Strong's #H7024

Kir was a city located within the Assyrian Empire. After Tiglathpileser conquered Damascus he took captives from the city to Kir. Another place named Kir was also within Moabite territory.

References
2Kings 16:9, Isaiah 15:1, 22:6, Amos 1:5, 9:7

Kirharaseth (Kirhareseth, Kirheres)
Wall of potsherds, fortress of earthenware
Strong's #H7025

Kirharaseth (2Kings 3:25) is also called Kirhareseth (Isaiah 16:7) and Kirheres (Isaiah 16:11, Jeremiah 48:31, 36). It was a major city within Moabite territory on the major north-south trading route, east of the Jordan River, called the King's Highway.

References
2Kings 3:25, Isaiah 16:7, 11, Jeremiah 48:31, 36

 

Kiriathaim (Kirjathaim)
Two cities, double city
Strong's #H7156

The town of Shaveh Kiriathaim is where one of the first Biblical battles took place. Chedorlaomer and his allies, at the start of their campaign of war and pillaging, overcame the Emims in the city (Genesis 14:7).

Many years later Moses and the Israelites took the city from the Amorites. It became part of the tribe of Reuben's inheritance in the Promised Land.

Another village named Kirjathaim (Kiriathaim) became a Levitical city within the tribe of Napthali's territory.

References
Genesis 14:5, Numbers 32:37, Joshua 13:19, 1Chronicles 6:76, Jeremiah 48:1, 23, Ezekiel 25:9

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Kiriathjearim
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Kirjath
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Kirjatharba
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Kirjatharim
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Kirjathbaal
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Kirjathjearim
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Kirjathsannah
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Kirjathsepher
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Kish
A bow
Strong's #H7027

There are several people named Kish in the Old Testament. The most well known of these is the father of Israel's King Saul (1Samuel 9:1). He is called Cis, meaning a snare (G2797), in the KJV New Testament (Acts 13:21).

References
1Samuel 9:1, 3, 10:11, 21, 14:51, 2Samuel 21:14, 1Chronicles 8:30, 33, 9:36, 39, 12:1, 23:21 - 22, 24:29, 26:28, 2Chronicles 29:12, Esther 2:5

Kishion
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Kishon
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Kison
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Kithlish
Wall of a man, man's wall
Strong's #H3798

Kithlish was a city given to the tribe of Judah as an inheritance in the Promised Land.

References
Joshua 15:40

Kitron
Incense, fumigative
Strong's #H7003

Kitron was a city given to the tribe of Zebulun as an inheritance in the Promised Land. The tribe, however, was unable to remove the natives from it.

References
Judges 1:30

Kohath
Assembly, allied
Strong's #H6955

Kohath was one of the sons of Levi who was the founder of the tribe named after him.

References
Genesis 46:11, Exodus 6:16, 18, Numbers 3:17 - 29, 4:2 - 15, 7:9, 16:1, 26:57 - 58, 21:5 - 26, 1Chronicles 6:1 - 70, 15:5, 23:6, 12

Korah
Bald, ice
Strong's #H7141

Korah was the leader of a rebellion challenging the authority of Moses and Aaron. God punished him and those involved with death through the earth miraculously swallowing them up!

Amazingly, even after the Israelites witnessed what took place, many in the congregation continued to complain about the two leaders. God's judgment was swift, as he sent a plague among the people that killed another 14,700 rebels.

The sons of Korah are credited with writing at least eleven Psalms.

References
Genesis 36:5 - 18, Exodus 6:21, 24, Numbers 16:1 - 49, 26:9 - 11, 27:3, 1Chronicles 1:35, 2:43, 6:22, 37, 9:19, Psalm 42:1, 44:1, 45:1, 46:1, 47:1, 48:1, 49:1, 84:1, 85:1, 87:1, 88:1

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