Kit'ron (Heb. Kitron', קַטרוֹן, knotty, otherwise curtailed, or castle; Sept. Κετρών v. r. Κέδοων, and even Χεβρών), a city of Zebulun from which the Israelites were long unable to expel the native Canaanites (Judges i, 30). It is very possibly the same elsewhere called KATTATH (Jos 19:15), notwithstanding the objection of Keil (Comment. on Joshua ad loc.) that this and all the other names are needed as distinct cities in order to make up the number twelve there specified; for even thus the number will be incomplete, without either supposing the text corrupt or borrowing from those enumerated in the preceding verses (doubtless the true solution), in either of which cases these three names, so nearly identical (Kattah, Kartah, Kitron), may be assigned to one place. Schwarz (Palest. p. 173), on Talmudical grounds, apparently incorrectly, identifies it with Sepphoris (q.v.).

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