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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