Ashteroth Karnaim is a land east of Jordan mentioned in Genesis 14:5 and Joshua 12:4 (where it is rendered solely as Ashteroth). Translates literally to 'Ashteroth of the Horns', with 'Ashteroth' being a Canaanite fertitility goddess and 'horns' being symbolic of mountain peaks. It is possibly the same as Carnaim in First Maccabees and Carnion in Second Maccabees.
Al Churak is a modern site for Ashteroth-Karnaim proposed by Astori, being eight miles northeast of ancient ruins known as 'Draä'. Al Mizrib is an ancient fortress in this area that is supported by other archaeologists as being the ancient site of Ashteroth-Karnaim.
- Information from 'Jewish-American History on the Web'. Accessed August 31, 2005.