Eshtemoa

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Eshtemoa, meaning obedience, is a name found in the Bible.

  • A son of Ishbah or maybe a town inhabited by Ishbah's descendants. (1. Ch. 4:17)
  • A descendent of Bithiah princess of Egypt and Mered (1. Ch. 4:19).
  • A town in the mountains of Judah, which was allotted, with the land round it, to the priests. (Jos 15:50) It is identified with As-Samu, a village about 3½ miles east of Socoh, and about 9 miles south of Hebron, around which there are ancient remains of the ruined city. It was one of the places frequented by David as a fugitive. (1 Sa 30: 26-28)
  • Mitzpe Eshtemoa, Israeli outpost in the Southern West Bank.
  • Ancient synagogue (Eshtemoa)