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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #7151 - קִרְיָה
1) city, town
1a) in general
1b) in specific
1434) rq (קר QR) AC: Call CO: Meeting AB: Event: The pictograph q is a picture of the sun at the horizon and the gathering of the light, the r is a picture of the head of a man. Combined these mean "gather the men". The meeting or bringing together of people or objects by arrangement, accident or purchase. (eng: occur; call - with the exchange of the l and r)
V) arq (קרא QRA) - I. Call:To call or call out, to call a name or give a name. [Hebrew and Aramaic] II. Meet:To come together to meet. Also a chance encounter. III. Read:To read a scroll in the presence of those called to a meeting. KJV (883): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil, Pual) call, cry, read, proclaim, name, guest, invite, gave, renown, bidden, preach, read, cry, call, befall, encounter, chance, happen, met, fall, meet, against, come, help, seek - Strongs: H7121 (קָרָא), H7122 (קָרָא), H7123 (קְרָא), H7125 (קִרְאָה)
Nm) rqi (יקר YQR) - I. Precious:Something of value. [Hebrew and Aramaic] II. Value:Something counted as valuable. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (60): precious, costly, excellent, brightness, clear, fat, reputation, honourable, glory, honour, precious, price - Strongs: H3366 (יְקָר), H3367 (יְקָר), H3368 (יָקָר)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
1 in General Deuteronomy 2:36; Deuteronomy 3:4.
2 of specific towns, Hosea 6:8 (גִּלְעָד, ᵐ5 Manuscripts Γαλγαλα, compare Now); קִרְיַת סִיחֹן Numbers 21:28; Damascus, מְשׂוֺשִׂי׳ק Jeremiah 49:25 ("" עִיר תְּהִלָּה); especially of Jerusalem Micah 4:10; Isaiah 29:1; Isaiah 33:20, ׳רְחֹבוֺת ק Lamentations 2:11, מֶלֶךְ רָ֑ב׳ק Psalm 48:3, city for inhabitants 1 Kings 1:41,45, ׳קנֶאֱמָנָה Isaiah 1:21,26 ("" עִיר הַצֶּדֶק), עַלִּיזָה׳ק Isaiah 22:2 ("" עִירהוֺמִיָּה), Isaiah 32:13.
3 in Isaiah 24-26 collective, i.e. denoting various, representative, cities, תֹּהוּ׳ק Isaiah 24:10, ׳קבְּצוּרָה Isaiah 25:2, גּוֺיִם עָרִיצִים׳ק Isaiah 25:3, נִשְׂגָּבָה׳ק Isaiah 26:5; so probably Habakkuk 2:8,17.
4 indefinite, Habakkuk 2:12 ("" עִיר); Proverbs 29:8, עֹז׳ק Proverbs 18:19 a city of strength, so עֻזּוֺ׳ק Proverbs 10:15 (in figurative) = Proverbs 18:11 ( id.); = inhabitants, Proverbs 11:10, ׳הֲמוֺן ק Job 39:7.
קִרְיַת see קִרְיַת יְעָרִים. above
קִרְיָה f. a city, a town, i.q. עִיר, but used almost exclusively in poetry, Isaiah 1:21, 26 22:2 25:2 26:5 32:13 Psalms 48:3; Proverbs 10:15; Job 39:7 see, however, Deuteronomy 2:36; 1 Kings 1:41, 45 1 Kings 1:45. (Syriac ܩܪܐܶ id., Arabic قَرْيَةُ, قُرْيَةُ a city, also a village). Root קָרָה Piel, to frame, to build. Compare קֶרֶת.
Proper names of towns are:
(a) קִרְיַת אַרְבַּע [Kirjath-arba], Genesis 23:2; Joshua 15:54, 20:7 with art. קִרְיַת הָאַרְבַּע Nehemiah 11:25 (i.e. city of Arba, one of the Anakim, see אַרְבַּע, not Quadricomium, four towns), the ancient name of Hebron, but still used in the time of Nehemiah (Neh. loc. cit.).
(b) קִרְיַת בַּעַל [Kirjathbaal], the town which is more frequently called קִרְיַת יְעָרִים (see letter d), Joshua 15:60, 18:14 and בַּעֲלָה No. 2, a.
(c) קִרְיַת־חֻצוֹת (town of villages), [Kirjathhuzoth], a town of the Moabites, Numbers 22:39.
(d) קִרְיַת־יְעָרִים (city of the woods), [Kirjath-jearim], on the confines of the tribe of Judah and Benjamin, Joshua 9:17, 18:15 Judges 18:12; 1 Samuel 6:21 with art. קִרְיַת הַיְּעָרִים, Jeremiah 26:20 contractedly קִרְיַת־עָרִים Ezra 2:25 and even קִרְיַת, Joshua 18:28 elsewhere also קִרְיַת־בַּעַל, see letter b.
(e) קִרְיַת־סַנָּה, Joshua 15:49 (city of palm-trees, compare סַנְסִנִּים), [Kirjath-sannah], and קִרְיַת־סֵפֶר (city of books), [Kirjath-sepher], in the tribe of Judah, elsewhere דְּבִיר, Joshua 15:15, 16 Joshua 15:16; Judges 1:11, 12 Judges 1:12.
(f) קִרְיַת עָרִים, [Kirjath-arim], see letter d.
(g) קִרְיָתַיִם (double city), [Kiriathaim]
(a) in the tribe of Reuben, Numbers 32:37; Joshua 13:19 afterwards subject to Moab, Jeremiah 48:1, 23 Jeremiah 48:23; Ezekiel 25:9.
(β) in the tribe of Naphtali, 1 Chronicles 6:6 elsewhere קַרְתָּן.
קִרְיָה and קִרְיָא Chald. id. Ezra 4:10, seqq.