Ancient Karak (Kerak) in Jordan
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Karak (Kerak) in Jordan

Town in Karak governorate on the Wadi Karak 50 miles South of Amman in West Central Jordan. It is an ancient walled citadel of the Moabites called Kir Moab in the first millennium BC ..... (AHSFC)

Kir (Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary) [Bible Study Tools]

..... a wall or fortress and a place to which Tiglath-Pileser [Assyria] carried the Syrians captive after he had taken the city of Damascus ..... Tiglath-Pileser also mentions these events along with Elam.....

II Kings 16:9 And the King of Assyria hearkened unto him: for the King of Assyria went up against Damascus and took it and carried the people of it captive to Kir and slew Rezin

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Amos 1:5 I will break also the bar of Damascus and cut off the inhabitant from the plain of Aven and him that holdeth the sceptre from the house of Eden: and the people of Syria shall go into captivity unto Kir saith the LORD

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The Kerak Inscription

The City of Karak by Imad Anat

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