Kar'tah (Heb. Kartah', קִרתָּה, city; Sept. Καρθάν v. r. Κάδης), a town in the tribe of Zebulon, assigned, with its suburbs, as one of the places of residence for the Levites of the family of Merari (Jos 21:34). It is there mentioned between Jokneam and Dimnah, the fourth city named being Nahalal; but the parallel passage (1Ch 6:77) gives but two cities, and these different, namely, Rimmon and Tabor, the first of these being probably a preferable reading for Dimnah, and the latter a collective for two others, Jokneam being in the same connection (ver. 68) separately attributed to the Kohathites along with other places on Mt. Ephraim, near which it lay. Kartah is doubtless identical with the KATTATH elsewhere spoken of in the same association (Jos 19:15). Van de Velde suggests (Memoir, p. 327) that it is possibly the same with elHarte, a village with traces of antiquity on the banks of the Kishon," not very far from its junction with wady Melek; the ruins being on the tell Harteyeh, on the opposite side of the river (Narrative, i, 289).

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