Kirjath-jearim @ city of jaars; i.e., of woods or forests, a Gibeonite town Joshua:9:17) on the border of Benjamin, to which tribe it was assigned (18:15,28). The ark was brought to this place ( 1Samuel:7:1-2) from Beth-shemesh and put in charge of Abinadab, a Levite. Here it remained till it was removed by David to Jerusalem ( 2Samuel:6:2-3, 12; 1Chronicles:15:1-29; comp. Psalms:132). It was also called Baalah Joshua:15:9) and Kirjath-baal (60). It has been usually identified with Kuriet el-'Enab (i.e., "city of grapes"), among the hills, about 8 miles north-east of 'Ain Shems (i.e., Beth-shemesh). The opinion, however, that it is to be identified with 'Erma, 4 miles east of 'Ain Shems, on the edge of the valley of Sorek, seems to be better supported. (See KIRJATH.) The words of Psalms:132:6, "We found it in the fields of the wood," refer to the sojourn of the ark at Kirjath-jearim. "Wood" is here the rendering of the Hebrew word _jaar_, which is the singular of _jearim_.