Bible Dictionary: K.   1840

  1. KAB'ZEEL, [h] (the congregation of
    God
    ), a border town of Judah, Josh. 15:
    21; 2 Sam. 23:20.
  2. KA'DESH, [h] (holy or holiness), a town
    on the south border of Canaan, near
    Edom, anciently Enmishpat, or well of
    judgment, Gen. 14:7; famous for its
    being the place of the death and burial
    of Miriam, Num. 20:1-16.
  3. KA'DESH-BAR'NEA, [h] (holiness of
    the corn
    or of purity), the same as Kadesh,
    Num. 13:26; 32:8.
  4. KAD'MIEL, [h] (the rod of the east),
    a noted Levite, Ezra 2:40.
  5. KAD'MONITES, [h] (first men or ori-
    entals
    ), an ancient tribe of Canaanites,
    dwelling east of Jordan, Gen. 15:19.
  6. KA'NAH, [h] (a reed, or cane, or zeal), a
    river of Galilee, Josh. 16:8.
  7. KANAH, a town of Galilee, Josh. 19:
    28, supposed to be called Cana,
    John 2:1.
  8. KARE'AH, [h] (bald or frozen), father of
    Johanan, Jer. 40:8.
  9. KAR'KOR, [h] (rest or secure), a place
    on the east of Jordan, near to Succoth,
    Judg. 8:10.
  10. KE'DAR, [h] (blackness or sorrow), a son
    of Ishmael, and head of a famous tribe
    of Arabs, Gen. 25:13; Isa. 60:7; Ezek.
    27:21.
  11. KED'EMAH, [h] (oriental), Ishmael's
    youngest son, Gen. 25:15.
  12. KED'EMOTH, [h] (antiquity), a wilder-
    ness near Kadesh, Deut. 2:16.
  13. KEEP, to possess, as property, Gen. 2:
    15: to observe, as duty, 18:19: to
    manage, as a flock, 30:31: to preserve,
    as the merciful care of God, 28:15:
    to retain forcibly, as slaves, Exod. 6:5:
    to preserve with care, as money, 22:7.
    God keeps His covenant and mercy by
    dispensing the blessings of salvation to
    sinners through Christ
    , Deut. 7:9;
    Dan. 9:4.
  14. KEEPER, a guard, Gen. 4:9; Psal.
    121:5.  
  15. KEEPING, guarding, 1 Sam. 25:16:
    preserving, 1 Pet. 4:19: obeying, 1 Cor.
    8:19.
  16. KEI'LAH, [h] (she that divides or cuts),
    a city of Judah, 1 Sam. 23:1.
  17. KEMU'EL, [h] (God is risen, or God has
    raised him
    ), a son of Nahor, the brother
    of
    Abraham, Gen. 22:21.
  18. KEMUEL, a prince of Ephraim, Num.
    34:24.
  19. KE'NAZ, [h] (this nest, or this lamentation),
    a grandson of Esau, Gen. 36:15.
  20. KENAZ, the father of Caleb and of
    Othniel, Josh. 15:17.
  21. KE'NITES, [h] (purchase or possession), an
    ancient tribe of Arabs, Gen. 15:19.
    Jethro the Midianite is called a Kenite,
    Josh. 1:16; and for his sake they were
    spared by king Saul, 1 Sam. 15:6.
  22. KENIZ'ZITES, [h] (possessions), an an-
    cient tribe of Canaanites, Gen. 15:19.
  23. KEPT, did keep or guard, Gen. 29:9:
    detained, 42:16: preserved, 1 Pet. 2:5.
  24. KERCHIEFS, women's veils, or head-
    dresses of the false prophetesses, Ezek.
    13:18.
  25. KER'EN-HAP'PUCH, [h] (the horn of
    beauty
    ), a daughter of Job, Job 42:14.
  26. KE'RIOTH, [h] (the cities or the callings),
    a city on the south border of Judah,
    Josh. 15:25.
  27. KERIOTH or KIRIOTH, a fortified city
    of Moab, Jer. 48:24-41.
  28. KERNELS, the edible substance within
    a shell or husk, Num. 6:4.
  29. KE'ROS, [h] (who is bent or made low),
    a Nethinim, Ezra 2:44.
  30. KETTLE, a cooking vessel for the boil-
    ing of food, 1 Sam. 2:14.
  31. KETU'RAH, [h] (he that makes the in-
    cense to flame
    ),
    Abraham's wife after the
    death of Sarah; though some think she
    was a sec. wife during her lifetime,
    Gen. 25:1.
  32. KEY, an instrument fitted to open a
    lock, Judg. 3:25: an emblem of autho-
    rity, Isa. 22:22; Rev. 9:1: apostolical
    commission and endowments, Matt. 16:
    19: the means of obtaining knowledge,
    Luke 11:52.
  33. KEZI'AH, [h] (surface, or angle, or
    cassia), one of Job's daughters, Job 42:14.
  34. KI'BROTH-HATTAA'VAH, [h]
    (the graves of lust), a place of sin and
    suffering to the Israelites in Arabia,
    Num. 11:34.
  35. KICK, to strike with the foot: opposi-
    tion therefore is so called, Deut. 32:
    15; Acts 9:5.
  36. KICKED, did kick, or make opposition,
    Deut. 32:15.
  37. KID, a young goat, Gen. 37:31:
    this was proper, as well as a lamb, for a
    sin-offering, Lev. 5:6.
  38. KIDNEY, a gland, of which there are
    two in an animal body, Exod. 29:13:
    the kernel of fine wheat, Deut. 32:14.
  39. KID'RON, [h] (obscurity), a brook near
    Jerusalem, 2 Sam. 15:23.   See CEDRON.
  40. KILL, to destroy life, Gen. 12:12.
    This is forbidden in the
    law of God,
    Exod. 20:23: yet some malefactors
    might lawfully be put to death, Deut.
    13:9.   God is able to kill not only the
    body, but the soul, with the second death
    in eternal torment, Matt. 10:28; Rev. 2:
    23.   Wisdom "killing her beasts," as for
    a sacrificial feast, denotes the provisions
    of Christ in the gospel, Prov. 9:2.   The
    "letter killing," denotes the condemning
    power of the law of God on transgres-
    sors, 2 Cor. 3:6: the apostles being
    "killed all the day long," denoted the
    danger and frequent suffering by perse-
    cution endured by the early Christians,
    Rom. 8:36.
  41. KILLED, did kill or slay, Gen. 37:
    31: did murder, Acts 3:15.
  42. KILLED, slain, destroyed, Rev. 9:20:
    in danger of death, Rom. 7:36.
  43. KILLING, slaying, Isa. 22:13: mur-
    dering, Judg. 9:24.
  44. KIN, family relatives by blood or mar-
    riage
    , Ruth 2:20.
  45. KIND, a generic species, as of trees,
    fruits, or living creatures, Gen. 1:11-21;
    6:20: a sort, as of things, Dan. 3:5;
    1 Cor. 12:10.
  46. KIND, benevolent or loving, 2 Chron.
    10:7; Eph. 4:32.
  47. KINDLE, to set on fire, Isa. 30:33:
    to inflame with anger, Job 32:2;
    42:7.
  48. KINDLED, set on fire, 2 Sam. 22:9:
    inflamed with anger, Gen. 39:19.
  49. KINDLY, benevolently, lovingly, Gen.
    24:49; Rom. 12:10.
  50. KINDNESS, beneficence, services per-
    formed in love, Gen. 24:12-14; 1 Kings
    2:7.   God's surpassing loving-kindness
    is manifest in the gift of a
    Saviour, Psal.
    36:7; Tit. 3:4.
  51. KINDRED, natural relations, Gen. 12:
    1: a family, Rev. 5:9.
  52. KINE, cows, Gen. 32:15; Deut. 7:
    13: proud and wealthy rulers are so
    called, Amos 4:1.
  53. KING, a sovereign prince, of a city or
    a country, Gen. 14:18; Exod. 1:8; Judg.
    1:7.  
    Nimrod is supposed to have been
    the first king, Gen. 10:8-10.   The kings
    whom Joshua conquered were thirty-one
    rulers of cities, or chiefs of districts, in
    Canaan, Josh. 12:17-24: this state of
    the most ancient kings being considered,
    readers will cease to wonder at many
    kings being defeated or slain in a single
    battle or campaign.   This fact also ex-
    plains what Moses records of Edom,
    Gen. 36:31.   The usual ceremonies
    of coronation are described in the case
    of Solomon, 1 Kings 1:33-40; and of
    Joash, 2 Kings 11:12.   Moses, as the
    chief ruler in Israel under God, is called
    "king in Jeshurun," Deut. 33:5:
    and saints, on account of their spiritual
    dignity, and their high destiny in Heaven,
    are represented as "made...kings and
    priests unto God,"
    Rev. 1:6; 1 Pet. 2:9.
    God, the Creator, is the everlasting king
    of heaven and earth
    , Jer. 10:10.   Christ
    is the appointed king
    of the church,
    Psal. 2:6; and His kingdom will become
    universal, 72:8-19; Isa. 9:6-9.   He is
    "KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS[,]" Rev.
    19:16: He is the "LORD of hosts and
    King of glory,"
    Psal. 24:7-10.
  54. KINGS, THE BOOKS OF: these contain
    national records of the Israelites, con-
    tinued from the books of
    Samuel, and
    detailing their affairs under their mon-
    archs during the period of about 426
    years, from the anointing of Solomon to
    the destruction of Jerusalem.   In old
    versions of the Scriptures, these, with
    the books of Samuel, are called "The
    Four Books of Kings;"
    and hence the
    present titles in our Bibles are "The First
    Book of Samuel, otherwise called the First
    Book of Kings;"
    "and the First Book of
    Kings, commonly called the Third Book
    of Kings."
      David, Solomon, and Heze-
    kiah
    , are believed to have written chro-
    nicles of their own reigns: but Nathan,
    Gad, Isaiah, Iddo, and other prophets,
    were the historians of their several times,
    and the whole were completed in their
    present order by the inspired prophet
    Ezra.   While these books may be relied
    on as faithful records of the events to
    which they refer, describing the glory of
    Israel under Solomon, the division of the
    nation under Rehoboam, the ruin of the
    kingdom of Israel on account of various
    crimes under nineteen wicked kings,
    and the destruction of Jerusalem, with
    the captivity of Judah for the same
    idolatries and abominations; they afford
    the most instructive lessons concerning
    the depravity of human nature, and the
    long-suffering mercy and righteousness
    of God
    .
  55. KINGS I.: this book comprises the
    history of the Israelites for about 126
    years, from the anointing of Solomon,
    B.C. 1015 years, to the death of Jehosha-
    phat, B.C. 889 years.   It commences with
    relating the admission of Solomon to the
    throne, as a partner with his father
    David, a short time before his death, and
    that great prince's splendid reign, form-
    ing the most illustrious period of the
    Israelitish history, prefiguring the peace-
    ful reign of the Messiah.   Solomon's
    erection of the temple of God; his crimi-
    nal defection from the true religion; the
    dissolution of the nation into two king-
    doms; and the history of these, are fear-
    fully instructive as moral lessons, and
    most valuable as historical memorials.
    See
    Commentary.
  56. KINGS II.: this book is a continuation
    of the national records of the Israelites
    for about 300 years, to the destruction
    of Jerusalem, B.C. 588, by
    Nebuchadnez-
    zar
    , king of Babylon.   This history of
    the two kingdoms is interwoven in this
    book, presenting a succession of wicked
    sovereigns in the kingdom of Israel, from
    Ahaziah to Hoshea, in whose reign Sama-
    ria was conquered, and the ten tribes
    carried captive into Assyria, by king
    Shalmanezer.   Sixteen sovereigns occu-
    pied the throne of Judah from Jehoram
    to Zedekiah, in whose reign the kingdom
    was subverted, and the people carried
    captive to Babylon.   See Commentary.

    TABLE OF THE KINGS OF JUDAH AND ISRAEL, EXHIBITING THE PERIODS OF
    THEIR SEVERAL REIGNS.
    JUDAH.
    Years
    reigned.
    Began to reign
    A.M. | B.C.
    ISRAEL.
    Years
    reigned.
    Saul 40 2909 | 1095 Saul 40
    David 40 2949 | 1055 David 40
    Solomon 40 2989 | 1015 Solomon 40
    Rehoboam 17 3029 | 975 Jeroboam 22
    Abijam 3 3046 | 958
    Asa
     
     
     
     
     
    41
     
     
     
     
     
    3049 | 955
    3051 | 953
    3052 | 952
    3076 | 928
    3078 | 926
             | 914
     
    Nadab
    Baasha
    Elah
    Zimri and Omri
    Ahab
     
    1
    24
    2
    12
    22
    Jehoshaphat
     
     
    25
     
     
    3090 |
    3112 | 892
     
    { Ahaziah, 2 years with his}
    {   father . . . . . . . .}
     
    2
    Jehoram, or Joram, 4 years}
           with his father . . . .}
    4 3114 | 890 Jehoram, or Joram 12
    Ahaziah 1 3119 | 885
    Athaliah 6 3120 | 884 Jehu 28
    Joash, or Jehoash
     
     
    40
     
     
    3126 | 878
    3148 | 856
    3165 | 839
     
    Jehoahaz
    Jehoash, or Joash
     
    17
    16
    Amaziah
     
    29
     
    3166 | 838
    3185 | 819
     
    Jeroboam II
     
    41
    Uzziah, or Azariah
     
     
     
     
     
    52
     
     
     
     
     
    3194 | 810
    3220 | 784
    3231 | 773
    3232 | 772
    3242 | 762
    3244 | 760
     
    Interregnum
    Zechariah and Shallum
    Menahem
    Pekahiah
    Pekah
     
    11
    1
    10
    2
    20
    Jotham 16 3246 | 758
    Ahaz
     
     
    16
     
     
    3262 | 742
    3264 | 740
    3274 | 730
     
    Interregnum
    Hoshea
     
    10
    9
    Hezekiah, 1 year with his father
     
    28
     
    3278 | 726
    3281 | 721
     
    SAMARIA taken.
    Manasseh 55 3306 | 698
    Amon 2 3361 | 643
    Josiah 31 3363 | 641
    Jeho[ah]az and Jehoiakim 11 3394 | 610
    Jehoiachi[n] or Zedekiah 11 3405 | 599
    JERUSALEM taken . . . ..   3416 | 588

  57. KINGDOM, a country subject to a king,
    Deut. 3:4; Dan. 2:37: authority over a
    kingdom, 1 Sam. 18:8; 20:31: the
    people of a country, 1 Kings 12:21-26.
  58. KINGDOM OF GOD: God's universal
    and eternal dominion, in which, as Cre-
    ator
    , He rules, preserves, and blesses His
    creatures
    , Dan. 4:3; 1 Chron. 29:11:
    the gospel administration of
    Messiah,
    Dan. 2:44: the influence of the word
    and Spirit of God on the minds of men
    ,
    Luke 17:21; Rom. 14:17; Col. 1:14:
    the blessedness and glory of the righte-
    ous in Heaven before God
    , Luke 13:28,
    29; 1 Cor. 6:9, 10.
  59. KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, the gospel dis-
    pensation, the gracious rule of Heaven
    among men
    , Matt. 3:2; 11:12; 13:11;
    16:19: the state of the blessed in hea-
    ven
    , Matt. 7:21; 8:11.
  60. KINGLY, royal, pertaining to a king,
    Dan. 5:20.
  61. KINSFOLK, natural relatives, Job 19:
    14; Luke 2:44; 21:16.
  62. KINSMAN, a near relation, Num. 5:8;
    Ruth 2:1.
  63. KINSWOMAN, a female relative, Lev.
    18:12.
  64. KIR, [h] (a wall, a city, or meeting), the
    capital city of the Moabites, Isa. 15:1.
  65. KIR, a city of Assyria, Amos 1:5; 2
    Kings 16:7.
  66. KIR, a city of Media, Isa. 22:6.
  67. KIR'-HAR'ESETH, [h] (the city of the
    sun
    ), the same as Kir of Moab, Isa. 16:7.
  68. KIR-HA'RESH, the same, Isa. 16:11.
  69. KIR'-HERES, the same, Jer. 48:31.
  70. KIR'IATHA'IM or KIRJATHAIM, [h]
    (the two cities, or the meetings), an ancient
    city, or double town, east of Jordan, Gen.
    14:5: it was given to the tribe of
    Reuben, Josh. 13:19; Num. 32:37;
    Ezek. 25:9.
  71. KIR'JATHA'IM or KIRIATHAIM, a city of
    the Levites in Naphtali, 1 Chron. 6:76.
  72. KIR'JATH-AR'BA, [h] (the city of
    the four
    ), so called from its founder Arbah,
    Gen. 23:2; 35:27; Josh. 15:13: it
    was an ancient city, Num. 13:22, but
    generally called Hebron.   See HEBRON.
  73. KIR'JATH-JEA'RIM, [h] (the city of
    the forest
    ), about nine miles from Jeru-
    salem: it had been a city of the Gibeon-
    ites, called Baalah and Baale, Josh. 9:
    17; 15:9; 2 Sam. 6:2; 1 Chron. 13:6.
  74. KIR'JATH-SAN'NAH, [h] (the city of
    the bush
    or of enmity), a city of Judah,
    Josh. 15:49.
  75. KIR'JATH-SE'PHER, [h] (the city of
    the book
    ), a city of Judah, Josh. 15:15,
    16.
  76. KISH, [h] (hard or difficult), the father
    of king Saul, 1 Sam. 9:1: others are
    noted of this name, 1 Chron. 8:30; 2
    Chron. 29:32.
  77. KI'SHON, [h] (hard, or stubble, or wind-
    ing
    ), a river running from the valley of
    Jezreel, near mount Tabor, to the Medi-
    terranean sea, between Carmel and Ptole-
    mais, Judg. 5:21.
  78. KISS, a salutation with the lips in
    token of affection, Luke 7:45; 22:48.
    This mode of saluting, being customary
    in the East, was common among the
    early Christians; but it was afterwards
    omitted, as occasioning scandals, Rom.
    16:16; 1 Pet. 5:14.
  79. KISS, to salute with the lips, as an
    expression of affection, Gen. 27:26,
    and of friendship, 2 Sam. 20:9.   To
    "kiss the calves[,]" as
    idolators kissed
    their images, was to declare their wor-
    ship of them, 1 Kings 19:18; [Hos. 13:2].   "Kissing
    the hand"
    before the sun or moon, or
    an idol, indicated worship, Job 31:[27]:
    hence men being admonished to render
    divine honours to Christ, are commanded
    to "Kiss the Son," Psal. 2:12.
  80. KISSED, did kiss, Gen. 29:11-13;
    2 Sam. 15:5.
  81. KITE, a large bird of prey, therefore
    unclean by the law of Moses, Lev. 11:
    14.
  82. KIT'TIM, [h] (they that bruise), a son
    of Javan, and great-grandson of Noah,
    Gen. 10:4.   See CHITTIM.

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