Kar'kor (Heb. Karkor', קִרקֹר, foundation;. Sept. Καρκάρ v. r. Καρκά,Vulg. requiescebant), a place beyond Jordan whither the Midianitish princes Zeba and Zalmunna had retired with their remaining army after the first rout by Gideon, who pursued and routed them again in its vicinity (Jg 8:10). From the context it appears to have been situated not far beyond Succoth and Penuel, towards the south, in a naturally secure spot east of Nobah and Jogbehah; indications that point to a locality among the southern openings of Jebel Zurka, north-east of Rabbath Ammon. Schwarz supposes (Palest. p. 223) that el-Kerah is meant, a place a few miles south- eastof Draa or Edrei, in the Hauran; but this is too far distant north- easterly. Eusebius's comparison of the castle (φρούριον) Carcaria (Καρκαρία, Onomast.), one day's journey distant from Petra, is equally foreign; and this may be the modern Kerak of Moab. SEE KENATH.

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