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Strong's #7024 - קִיר
Kir = “wall”
1) a place in Mesopotamia
1מוֺאָב ׳ק Isaiah 15:1, possibly Rabba, south of Arnon, see Buhl Geogr 270
2חֶ֫רֶשׂ ׳ק Jeremiah 48:31,36, חָ֑רֶשׂ׳ק Isaiah 16:11 = חֲרֶ֫שֶׂת׳ק Isaiah 16:7, חֲדָ֑שֶׂת׳ק 2 Kings 3:25 (Gi חֲרָ֑שֶׁת׳ק), perhaps Kerak, south of Rabba, see Buhl lb., and compare (on Kerak) Palmer Des. of Exodus 2.472 Dowling PEQ. Oct. 1896,327, especially Mauss in de Luynes Voyage à la Mer Morte (1864), ii. 106 ff., iii (Atlas, near the end), 13 plural
III. קִיר proper name, of a territory or people׳ק original house of Aram Amos 9:7; קִ֫ירָה as place of exile Amos 1:5; 2 Kings 16:9 (ᵐ5 τὴν πόλιν); קִיר as people in Assyrian army Isaiah 22:6 ( Isaiah 22:5 see I. קִיר near the end). — Location dubious, see conspectus of older views Dr Amos 1:5; plausible is some tribe in Southern Babylonia, east of Tigris Wkl AT Unters 178, compare Hal REJ xi. 60; — WMM Hast. DB KIB everywhere strike out, or emend קוֺעַ, but see I. קִיר 3 above
קֵירֹס = קֵרֹס
קִיר once קִר Isaiah 22:5 pl. קִירוֹת m. (not comm., for 2 Kings 4:10 קְטַנָּה refers to עֲלִיּת, not to קִיר)
(1) a wall, Leviticus 14:37, 39 Leviticus 14:39; 1 Kings 6:15 a wall, e.g. of a city, Numbers 35:4; Joshua 2:15. (The origin is doubtful. A wall may be so called from the lime with which it is covered, compare גִּיר lime; it may take its name from transverse beams, compare קוּר, קוֹרָה: but neither of these is satisfactory. It is more probable that from this word קִיר signif. 2, has come עִיר a city.) Isaiah 25:4, זֶרֶם קִיר “a shower overthrowing a wall.” Used of the sides of the altar, Leviticus 1:15, 5:9 of the walls of the heart, Jeremiah 4:19.
(2) a place fortified with a wall (like the Gr. τεῖχος, Herod., Xen.), a fortress; whence קִיר מוֹאָב Isaiah 15:1, (“the fortress of Moab,” Chald. כְּרַכָּא דְמוֹאָב), pr.n. of a fortified city on the borders of the land of Moab, now called Kerrek; this name in a wider sense is used of the whole tract of country. The same is called Jeremiah 48:31, 36 Jeremiah 48:36, קִיר חֶרֶשׂ [Kir-heres, Kir-heresh], (the wall of bricks, or the brick fortress), and Isaiah 16:7, 11 Isaiah 16:11; 2 Kings 3:25 קִיר חֲרֶשֶׂת [Kir-hareseth, Kir-haraseth], (id.).
(3) [Kir], pr.n. of a nation and region subject to the Assyrian empire, Isaiah 22:6; 2 Kings 16:9; Amos 1:5, 9:7, prob. the region between the Euxine, and Caspian seas, on the river Cyrus, now called in Armenian, Kur.