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KADESH/KADESH-BARNEA -- Between Canaan and Egypt a wilderness region which served as the southern boundary of the Promised land Num 34:4 During the wilderness wandering years before they entered the Promised Land the Israelites camped in the area. Num 32:8 ; 27:14 Kadesh-barnea: Josh 14:7

KANAH -- Between the territories of Ephraim and Manasseh a Stream Josh 16:8-9 ; 17;9 possibly the same present-day Wadi Kanah which runs into the Mediterranean Sea north of Joppa

KEDAR -- The grandson of Abraham, son of Ishmael and the founder of the Arabic tribe which lived in the desert between Arabia and Babylonia Gen 25:12-13

KARTAH -- In the territory of Zebulum a town (Josh 21:34)

KEDAR (kee'-dar) Belongs to the Ishmaelite group of a nomadic tribe (Gen 25:13 ; 1st Chron 1:29) renowned as bowment (Isa 21:16-17) Ashurbanipal records has them being governed by a king and were shepherds (Isa 60:7)

KEDEMAH (ked'-d-mah) Ishmael's son (Gen 25:15 ; 1st Chron 1:31)

KEDEMOTH (ked'-d-moth) A city that Moses sent envoys to King Sihon of Heshborn asking permission to lead the people through his territories and the city of Transjordan. His territories were invaded and taken by force when Sihon refused. (Deut 2:66)


KEHELATHAH (kee'-he-lay'-thah) In the desert a stopping place. (Num 33:22-23)

KEILAH (kee-eye'-lah) -- Today called Khirbetoilain Shepheiah A town in Judah. (Josh 15:44) A fortified city taken from the Philistines by David's army in southern Judah near Hebron (1st Sam 23:1-5) Later David ab andon it for fear of Saul (1st Sam 23:1-13)

KELAIAH (ke'-yah) A Levite (Ezra 10:23)

KELITA (ke-lie'-ta) A Levite (Neh 8:7 ; 10:11)


KENAN/CAINAN (kee'-nan) -- The grandson of Adam and the son of Enoch who lived in the days before the great flood (I Chron 1:1-2 Cainan: Gen 5:9)

KENITES -- Associated with the Amalekites a nomadic Midianite tribe Gen 15:19 This tribe was likely absorbed into Judah and friendly toward the Israelites. I Sam 27:10

KENIZZITES -- The land was promised to Abraham's descendants that was occupied by this Canaanite tribe Gen 15:18-19

KENOSIS -- Relating to the dual nature of Christ that being His divinity and humanity. Citing Phil 2:7 God's Son laid aside, gave up, or emptied himself when he became human some certain divine attributes. Most scholars reject the idea or notion that Jesus stopped being God or that He gave up divine powers or attributes. Rather the agree that the phrase refers to Christ's voluntary servant-hood John 17:5

KERIOTH -- A vessel in use in worship rituals and cooking. Ist Sam 2:14 Kettle in Hebrew is translated as "basket, caldron, pot" Jer 24:2 ; Job 41:20

KETTLE -- A vessel used for worship rituals and in cooking I Sam 2:14 Kettle in Hebrew is translated as "basket" "caldron" or "pot" Jer 24:2 ; Job 41:20

KETURAH -- After Sarah's death she became the wife of Abraham Gen 25:1 The six sons that was born to them were ancestors of six Arabian tribes in Arabia or Palestine I Chron 1:33

KEZIAH (ke-zy'-ah) -- Job's daughter (Job 42:14)

KEY -- In Bible times, keys were long rods with metal pins used to unlock a door. Judg 3:25 Figuratively the word is used as a symbol of authority Isa 22:22 ; Rev 1:18


KIBZAIM (kib-zay'-im) -- A city in Ephraim (Josh 21:22)

KID --A young goat. They were butchered for special occasions and used as sacrificial offerings. Luke 16:29

KIDRON/CEDRON -- A ravine or valley with a wet-weather stream near Jerusalem. While fleeing from his son, Absalom, David would of crossed the Kidron Brook. II Sam 15:23-30 This Valley was used to burn Idols from pagan cults. I Kings 15:13 The night of His arrest Jesus probably crossed this valley. John 18:1

KINAH (ky'-nah) -- A city in Judiah (Josh 15:22)

KINDNESS -- Cordiality toward others, believers are taught to be kine and forgiving, following he example of Jesus Eph 4:32

KINDRED -- Members or Relatives of one's immediate or extended family. The tribe or clan was the basic family unit in early Hebrew history. Family members considered it their duty to protect one another. Gen 34

KINE (COW) -- Archaic word used for cow or ox Gen 32:15 The prophet Amos called the oppressive, indulgent leaders of Israel this name. Amos 4:1-3

KING (COW) -- Supreme ruler or monarch of a nation. With God's authority Saul was appointed as first king I Sam 10:1 The books of Ist and 2nd Samuel, Ist and 2nd Kings, Ist and 2nd Chronicles report on the reigns of many of the kings for Judah and Israel before bing overrun by foreign powers. The believer should remember the God is our eternal king Ist Tim 1:17

KINGDOM OF GOD -- In the hearts of believes the spiritual reign of God Luke 17:20 As believers we will partially attained life for those who seek God's will on earth. God's kingdom will be fully established in the after life. John 18:36 The "gospel of the kingdom" was preached by Jesus Mark 1:14 While He taught His disciples to seek His kingdom Matt 6:33 and to pray for it to arrive on earth. Matt 6:10 Unrepentant sinners cannot inherit the Kingdom of God Eph 5:5 You must repent for a spot to be reserved for you. Matt 3:2 You must experience spiritual rebirth John 3:3-5 It is also called "kingdom of heaven" Matt 4:17 and "kingdom of Christ" Col 1:13

KINGS, BOOK OF -- From about 970 to 587 B.C. roughly four centuries in Jewish history these two historical book of the Old Testament. 1.) First Kings start and record the reign of Solomon as successor to David I Kings 1:1-11:43 ; 2.) Division of the kingdom into two separate nations Judah and Israel I Kings 12:1-14:31 3.) The reigns of selected kings in both nations, Judah and Israel, until the time, 853 - 852 B.C., of Ahaziah of Israel. The narrative of Ahaziah's reign continues in II Kings1:1-18 and report of selected kings' reigns in both nations Judah and Israel, until the fall of the Northern Kingdom under Hoshea who reigned about 730-722 B.C. II Kings 17 The final years of the surviving nation of Judah, until it fell to the Babylonians in 587 B.C. is covered in II Kings 18 through II Kings 25

KING'S DALE/SHAVEH -- East of Jerusalem the ancient name for a valley where Abraham met the king of Sodom and Melchizedek Gen 14:17-18 Perhaps the same place as the valley of Jehoshaphat, Joel 3:2 the valley is also called Shaveh

KING'S GARDEN -- In the city of Jerusalem a royal garden II Kings 25:4

KING'S HIGHWAY -- Running through Israel an important road linking Egypt and Damascus . The Israelites were denied passage on this road as they traveled toward Canaan while in the wilderness. Num 20:17-21

KINSMAN-REDEEMER -- It was the custom that a close relative who had the first option to redeem or buy back personal property or freedom that had been forfeited by impoverished members of the clan Lev 25:48-49 A near kinsman of Naomi, Baoz acted as a redeemer in his marriage to Ruth Ruth 4 Jesus acts as our "elder brother" who redeems us the believer Heb 2:11-17

KIRIOTH/KERIOTH -- In Moab a fortified city, possibly the capital in the eighth century B.C. The prophet Amos predicted its destruction Amos 2:2 Kerioth: Jer 48:24 , 41

KIRJATH-JEARIM/BAALAH -- The city where the ark of the covenant was kept for twenty years before being taken to Jerusalem, A fortified city of the Gibeonites. I Chron 13-16 Baalah: Josh 15:9

KISHON/KISON -- A river that Elijah killed the prophets of Baal The river is located in the valley of Jezreel in northern Palestine. 1st Kings 18:40

KISS -- Practiced by parents and children as a sign of affection. Gen 27:26 Judas betrayed Jesus with a kiss. Matt 26:49

KITE -- Regarded as unclean by the Israelites it was a bird of prey belonging to the hawk family. Deut 14:12-13

KNEADINGTROUGH --Used to knead dough to prepare it for baking, a large bowl Exod 12:34

KNEEL -- A symbol of subjection and surrender II Kings 1:13 or respect Ps 95:6 A customary stance in prayer was kneeling indicating reverence for God Luke 22:41

KNIFE -- Weapon or tool with a sharp-edge made of flint or bronze Josh 5:2

KNOP -- For the ornamental cap on a column an old English word. The decoration on the golden candlesticks in the tabernacle is also called Knop. Exod 25:31-36

KNOWLEDGE -- A body of information or facts received through experience and study. The Old Testament prophets lamented the Israelites' lack of Knowledge Isa 5:13 It is indicated in Phil 3:8 that knowledge of God is to be desired above all else.

KOHATH -- Levi's second son Gen 46: 8, 11 and founder of the Kohathites, priests who cared for the ark of the covenant and other accessories used in the tabernacle in the Wilderness Num 3:30-31 Moses and Aaron were Kohathites members. Exod 6:18-20

KOPH -- The Hebrew alphabet's nineteenth letter and was used as a heading over Ps 119:145-152

KORAH/ CORE -- Korah was the great-grandson of Levi who with two others conspired against Moses and Aaron because of the monopoly that Aaron held over the priesthood. As their punishment for their sins Korah and all of his followers were swallowed by the earth . Exodus 6 ; Numbers 16 , 26 , 27 Core: Greek form Jude 11 ;