Coreae (Κορἑαι), a fortified place mentioned by Josephus (Ant. 14:3, 4) as lying on the northern border of Judaea, on the route of Pompey to Jerusalem (War, 1:6, 5), and also visited by Vespasian, who marched in one day thither from Neapolis, and the next reached Jericho (War, 4:8, 1). Near this place (πρός) was situated the fortress Alexandrium (q.v.), where the princes of Alexander Jannmeus's family were mostly buried, and whither Herod carried the remains of his sons Alexander and Aristobulus (who were Internally of that family), after they had been put to death at Sebaste (Joseph. Ant. 13:24; 14:6, 10, 27; 16:2, et ult.). The situation of Coreae, which determines that of the castle, is not known; but Dr. Robinson (Bib. Researches, 3. 83) conjectures that he may have found it in the modern Kuriyet, which is about eight miles S. by E. from Nablous (Shechem), and half an hour N. by E. of Shiloh (Ritter, Erdk. 15:455). It is small, with no very definite traces of antiquity (Wolcott, in the Bibliotheca Sacra, 1843, p. 72). The similarity of name to that of Beth-car (Χόῤῥαια, Josephus, Ant. 6, 22) seems to be accidental. SEE EBENEZER.

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