1 A town in the mountains of Idumea, west of the southern shore of the Dead Sea, the Kirioth-hezron of (Josh 15:25). 2 A city in Moab (Jer 48:24; Jer 48:41). Numerous sites have been proposed by modern archaeologists. It may have been a royal city of some sort, as (Amos 2:2) refers to its royal palaces.
25Hazor-hadattah, Kerioth-hezron (that is, Hazor),
24and Kerioth, and Bozrah, and all the towns of the land of Moab, far and near.
41the towns shall be taken
and the strongholds seized.
The hearts of the warriors of Moab, on that day,
shall be like the heart of a woman in labor.
2So I will send a fire on Moab,
and it shall devour the strongholds of Kerioth,
and Moab shall die amid uproar,
amid shouting and the sound of the trumpet;