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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 Chronicles 4:17)
  • A descendent of Bithiah princess of Egypt and Mered (1 Chron. 4:19)
  • A Levitical city in the mountains of Judah, which was allotted, with the common land round it, to the priests (Joshua 15:50, 21:14). It has been 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 King David as a fugitive (1 Samuel 30: 26-28).

See also[edit]

  • Eshtemoa synagogue, the remains of an ancient Jewish synagogue dating from around the 4th–5th century CE
  • Mitzpe Eshtemoa (Eshtemoa look-out), an Israeli settlement outpost in the West Bank