Eshtemoa (Esh´tuh-moh´uh)

1 A city in the hill country of Judah that was given to the Levites (Josh 21:14). David shared his booty with the city following his defeat of the Amalekites (1Sam 30:28). It is also called Eshtemoh (Josh 15:50) and is tentatively identified as modern es-Samu, about ten miles south and slightly east of Hebron. 2 A son of Ishbah, descendant of Simeon (1Chr 4:17). It is not clear whether Eshtemoa the Maacathite (1Chr 4:19) is the same person or of a different family since the text is disordered in these verses.

Josh 21:14

14Jattir with its pasture lands, Eshtemoa with its pasture lands,

1Sam 30:28

28in Aroer, in Siphmoth, in Eshtemoa,

Josh 15:50

50Anab, Eshtemoh, Anim,

1Chr 4:17

17The sons of Ezrah: Jether, Mered, Epher, and Jalon. These are the sons of Bithiah, daughter of Pharaoh, whom Mered married; and she conceived and bore Miriam, ... View more

1Chr 4:19

19The sons of the wife of Hodiah, the sister of Naham, were the fathers of Keilah the Garmite and Eshtemoa the Maacathite.

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