CARNAIM kär nā əm (Καρναιν, two horns). A city in Gilead, perhaps to be identified with the ancient Ashteroth-karnaim (Gen 14:5). The temple of Atargatis here was the scene of a great and bloody slaughter under Judas Maccabeus (1 Macc 5:26, 43; 2 Macc 12:21, 26).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

kar-na’-im, kar’-na-im (Karnein, 1 Macc 5:26, Karnain, verses 43 f, to Karnion, 2 Macc 12:21,26): One of the strong cities besieged and captured by Judas Maccabeus in his campaign East of the Jordan (1 Macc 5:26,43 f). In the temple of Atargatis, which was situated here, those who fled from the city were put to death. It is apparently identical with Ashteroth Karnaim. It is called Camion in 2 Macc 12:21.