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Eshtemoa

Eshtemoa [N] [H] [S]

obedience, a town in the mountains of Judah ( Joshua 21:14 ; 1 Chronicles 6:57 ), which was allotted, with the land round it, to the priests. It was frequented by David and his followers during their wanderings; and he sent presents of the spoil of the Amalekites to his friends there ( 1 Samuel 30:28 ). It is identified with es-Semu'a, a village about 3 1/2 miles east of Socoh, and 7 or 8 miles south of Hebron, around which there are ancient remains of the ruined city. It is the centre of the "south country" or Negeb. It is also called "Eshtemoh" ( Joshua 15:50 ).

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 Eshtemoa". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Eshtemoa [N] [E] [S]

the bosom of a 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 'Eshtemoa'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

ESHTEMOA

esh-te-mo'-a, esh'-te-mo-a ('eshtemoa`):

A Levitical city in the hill country of Judah (Joshua 21:14; 1 Chronicles 6:57); Eshtemoh ('eshtemoh, Joshua 15:50). In 1 Chronicles 4:17,19, Eshtemoa is said to be a Maacathite and "son" of Ishbah. David after routing the Amalekites sent a present to his friends in (among other places) Eshtemoa (1 Samuel 30:28).

It is now es-Semu`a, a considerable village of evident antiquity some 8 miles South of Hebron.


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