Kirjath-huzoth: City of streets,
(Numbers 22:39) a Moabite city, which some identify with
Kirjathaim. Balak here received and entertained Balaam, whom he had
invited from Pethor, among the "mountains of the east," beyond the
Euphrates, to lay his ban upon the Israelites, whose progress he had
no hope otherwise of arresting. It was probably from the summit of
Attarus, the high place near the city, that the soothsayer first saw
the encampments of Israel.