Character Study on Eshtemoa

Character Study on Eshtemoa

Joshua 21: And Jattir with her suburbs, and Eshtemoa with her suburbs,
1 Samuel 30: And to them which were in Aroer, and to them which were in Siphmoth, and to them which were in Eshtemoa,
1 Chronicles 4: And the sons of Ezra were, Jether, and Mered, and Epher, and Jalon: and she bare Miriam, and Shammai, and Ishbah the father of Eshtemoa.
1 Chronicles 4: And the sons of his wife Hodiah the sister of Naham, the father of Keilah the Garmite, and Eshtemoa the Maachathite.
1 Chronicles 6: And to the sons of Aaron they gave the cities of Judah, namely, Hebron, the city of refuge, and Libnah with her suburbs, and Jattir, and Eshtemoa, with their suburbs,

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Easton's Bible Dictionary - Eshtemoa
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 ).

Holman Bible Dictionary - Eshtemoa
(ehssh tih moh' uh) Place and personal name meaning, “being heard.” The name may indicate an ancient tradition of going to Eshtemoa to obtain an oracle or word of God from a prophet or priest. 1. City in tribal allotment of Judah (Judges 15:50 , with variant Hebrew spelling; see Joshua 21:14 ). While living in exile in Ziklag, David sent some of the plunder from his victories to Eshtemoa (1 Samuel 30:28 ). 2 . A member of clan of Caleb in tribe of Judah (1 Chronicles 4:17 ), probably listed as the clan father of those who settled in Eshtemoa. The relation between the two Eshtemoas in 1Chronicles 4:17,1 Chronicles 4:19 is not clear. The city is the modern es-Samu about eight and a half miles south-southwest of Hebron and fourteen miles northeast of Beersheba.

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Eshtemoa
Eshtemoh (Joshua 15:50). Allotted with its suburbs to the priests (Joshua 21:14; 1 Chronicles 6:57; compare 1 Chronicles 4:17). Frequented by David during his wanderings. Accordingly, to his friends there he sent presents of the Amalekite spoil (1 Samuel 30:28; 1 Samuel 30:31). Now Semu'a, seven miles S. of Hebron. Eshtemoa was son of Ishbah; Mered was husband of Jehudijah (the Jewess), by whose descendants, Gedor, Socho, and Zanoah, near Eshtemoa, were founded. The town Eshtemoa was founded by the descendants of Bithiah, Pharaoh's daughter, the Egyptian wife of Mered. (See BITHIAH.) A large stone (Hajr-el-Sakhain) stands on the N. road to the village Semu'a at a distance of 3,000 cubits, the Levitical extent of suburbs and the boundary of the village possessions to this day (Palestine Exploration). How the Holy Land confirms the Holy Book!

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Eshtemoa
ESHTEMOA . In the tribe of Judah ( Joshua 15:50 here called Eshtemoh ), a Levitical city in the district of Hebron ( Joshua 21:14 ), to which David sent a share of the spoil of the Philistines ( 1 Samuel 30:28 ). The name as es-Semu‘a survives about 8 miles S. of Hebron; extensive remains of antiquity are here to be seen.

R. A. S. Macalister.

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Eshtemoa , Eshtemoh
1. Cityin the mountains of Judah, given to the Priests. Joshua 15:50 ; Joshua 21:14 ; 1 Samuel 30:28 ; 1 Chronicles 6:57 . Identified with es Semua, 31 24' N, 35 4' E .

2. Son of Ishbah, of the tribe of Judah. 1 Chronicles 4:17 .

3. The Maachathite. 1 Chronicles 4:19 .

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Eshtemoa
A city of the priests in Judah, Joshua 15:50 ; 21:14 ; 1 Samuel 30:28 ; traced by Robinson in the modern village Semua, south of Hebron.

Hitchcock's Bible Names - Eshtemoa
The bosom of a woman

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Eshtemoh - (ehssh' tih moh) Variant Hebrew spelling of Eshtemoa (Joshua 15:50 ). See Eshtemoa
Ishbah - Father of Eshtemoa, of the tribe of Judah
Naham - A man of Judah, father of Keilah and Eshtemoa
Eshtemoa - ” The name may indicate an ancient tradition of going to Eshtemoa to obtain an oracle or word of God from a prophet or priest. While living in exile in Ziklag, David sent some of the plunder from his victories to Eshtemoa (1 Samuel 30:28 ). A member of clan of Caleb in tribe of Judah (1 Chronicles 4:17 ), probably listed as the clan father of those who settled in Eshtemoa. The relation between the two Eshtemoas in 1Chronicles 4:17,1 Chronicles 4:19 is not clear
Ishbah - ” Member of tribe of Judah known as father of town of Eshtemoa (1 Chronicles 4:17 )
Eshtemoa - Eshtemoa was son of Ishbah; Mered was husband of Jehudijah (the Jewess), by whose descendants, Gedor, Socho, and Zanoah, near Eshtemoa, were founded. The town Eshtemoa was founded by the descendants of Bithiah, Pharaoh's daughter, the Egyptian wife of Mered
Jat'Tir - (pre-eminent ), a town of Judah in the mountain districts, ( Joshua 15:48 ) one of the group containing Socho, Eshtemoa, etc
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Hodiah - Mother to the fathers or founders of Keilah and Eshtemoa (1 Chronicles 4:19)