Kir: A wall or fortress, a place to which Tiglath-pileser carried the
Syrians captive after he had taken the city of Damascus
(2 Kings 16:9)
(Amos 1:5; 9:7) Isaiah
(Isaiah 22:6) who also was contemporary with these
events, mentions it along with Elam. Some have supposed that Kir is a
variant of Cush (Susiana), on the south of Elam.