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Kirjath-huzoth or Qiryath Chutsoth, meaning city of streets or (in the Septuagint), city of villages, Numbers 22:39, was a Moabite city which some identify with Kirjathaim in eastern Jordan.[1]

According to a story recorded in Numbers 22-24, Balak, King of Moab, received and entertained the soothsayer Balaam here, whom he had invited from Pethor, among the "mountains of the east," beyond the Euphrates, to lay a curse upon the Israelites, whose progress he had no hope otherwise of arresting. Balak offered a sacrifice of oxen and sheep there.[2] It was probably from the summit of Attarus, the high place near the city, that the soothsayer first saw the encampments of Israel.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainEaston, Matthew George (1897). "article name needed". Easton's Bible Dictionary (New and revised ed.). T. Nelson and Sons. 


  1. ^ Bible Atlas accessed 23 June 2015
  2. ^ Numbers 22:40