Sites & cities that bear the name of Kiryat Ye'arim

Kiryat Ye'arim

Today in : Israel
First trace of activity : ca. 9th century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 20th century C.E
Recorded names : Kiryat Baal, Baalah, Baale Judah , Telz-Stone, קִרְיַת יְעָרִים‎

Description : Kiryat Ye'arim (Hebrew: קִרְיַת יְעָרִים), also known as Telz-Stone, is the site of an ultra-Orthodox town in the Jerusalem District of Israel. It is located in the approximate area of an ancient place mentioned in the Bible, from which it takes its name. It is bordered on one side by the Muslim Arab village of Abu Ghosh, and on the other side by the secular Jewish community of Neve Ilan. In 2017 it had a population of 4,840 The modern town of Kiryat Ye'arim (Town of Forests) is named for Kiriath-Jearim, mentioned in the Bible as the site where the Ark of the Covenant has been kept for 20 years, according to the Book of Samuel. From here the Ark was taken to Jerusalem by King David (I Chronicles 13, 5-8).

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