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Eshtaol

Eshtaol [N] [H] [S]

narrow pass or recess, a town ( Joshua 15:33 ) in the low country, the She-phelah of Judah. It was allotted to the tribe of Dan ( Joshua 19:41 ), and was one of their strongholds. Here Samson spent his boyhood, and first began to show his mighty strength; and here he was buried in the burying-place of Manoah his father ( Judges 13:25 ; 16:31 ; Judges 18:2 Judges 18:8 Judges 18:11 Judges 18:12 ). It is identified with the modern Yeshua, on a hill 2 miles east of Zorah. Others, however, identify it with Kustul, east of Kirjath-jearim.

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Eshtaol". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Eshtaol [N] [E] [S]

a strong woman
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Eshtaol'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Eshtaol [N] [E] [H]

(a pass ), a town in the low country --the Shefelah --of Judah, after wards allotted to Dan. ( Joshua 15:33 ; 19:41 ) Here Samson spent his boyhood, and hither after his last exploit his body was brought. ( Judges 13:25 ; 16:31 ; Judges 18:2 Judges 18:8 Judges 18:11 Judges 18:12 )


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Eshtaol'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

ESHTAOL

esh'-ta-ol ('eshta'ol; Astaol):

A town in the Shephelah of Judah named next to Zorah (Joshua 15:33; 19:41). Between these two cities lay Mahaneh-dan (the camp of Dan) where the Spirit of the Lord began to move Samson (Judges 13:25), and where he was buried (Judges 16:31). A contingent from Eshtaol formed part of the 600 Danites who captured Laish (Judges 18:2,11).

It is probably represented by the modern Ashu`a, about a mile and a half East of Zorah, the modern Car`ah.


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'ESHTAOL'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.