KERIOTH-HEZRON kĕr’ ĭ ŏth hĕz’ rən (קְרִיֹּ֔ות חֶצְרֹ֖ון). A town in the Negeb district of Judah (
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
One of the cities in the "south" of Judah. Robinson (BR, II, 101) identifies it with the ruined site of Kuryatain, 4 1/2 miles North of Tell `Arad. It has been suggested that Kerioth was the birth place of JUDAS ISCARIOT (which see). Compare KERIOTH, 2.