|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
(1.) A town in the south of Judah (Joshua 15:25). Judas the traitor was probably a native of this place, and hence his name Iscariot. It has been identified with the ruins of el-Kureitein, about 10 miles south of Hebron. (see HAZOR ).
(2.) A city of Moab (Jeremiah 48:24, 41), called Kirioth (Amos 2:2).
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ke'-ri-oth, -oth (qeriyoth):
(1) A city of Moab, named with Beth-meon and Bozrah (Jeremiah 48:24, 41). Here was a sanctuary of Chemosh, to which Mesha says (M S, l. 13) he dragged "the altar hearths of Davdoh." It may possibly be represented by the modern Kuraiat, between Diban and `Attarus. Some (e.g. Driver on Amos 2:2) think it may be only another name for Ar-Moab. Buhl (GAP, 270) would identify it with Kir of Moab (Kerak). No certainty is yet possible.
(2) A city of Judah (Joshua 15:25; the Revised Version (British and American) KERIOTH-HEZRON (which see)), possibly the modern el-Kuryatain, to the Northeast of Tell `Arad.
Kerioth (4 Occurrences)
Joshua 15:25 Hazor Hadattah, Kerioth Hezron (the same is Hazor), (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Jeremiah 48:24 and on Kerioth, and on Bozrah, and on all the cities of the land of Moab, far or near. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Jeremiah 48:41 Kerioth is taken, and the strongholds are seized, and the heart of the mighty men of Moab at that day shall be as the heart of a woman in her pangs. (WEB KJV ASV BBE WBS NAS NIV)
Amos 2:2 but I will send a fire on Moab, and it will devour the palaces of Kerioth; and Moab will die with tumult, with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet; (WEB JPS ASV BBE YLT NAS NIV)