Easton's Bible Dictionary
double city, A town of Naphali, assigned to the Gershonite
Levites, and one of the cities of refuge ( Joshua
21:32 ). It was probably near the north-western shore of the Sea of Tiberias,
identical with the ruined village el-Katanah.
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names
Smith's Bible Dictionary
A city of Naphtali, allotted to the Gershonite Levites. ( Joshua
21:32 ) in the parallel list of ( 1
Chronicles 6:1 ) the name appears, ver ( 1
Chronicles 6:76 ) in the more expanded form of KIRJATHAIM.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
A city in the territory of Naphtali, given to the Gershonite Levites (Joshua
21:32). It is called Kiriathaim in 1
Chronicles 6:76. Kartan may be a contraction of this. Cheyne (EB, under the
word) suggests that both names may be corruptions from "Chinnereth." Neither is
mentioned in Joshua
19:32 , 38
, in the list of Naphtalite cities, while Chinnereth is.
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