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esh -tē̇ -mō´a , esh´tē̇ -mō -a ( אשׁתּמוע , 'eshtemōa‛ ): A L evitical city in the hill country of Judah (Joshua 21:14 ; 1 Chronicles 6:57 ); Eshtemoh ( אשׁתּמה , 'eshtemōh , Joshua 15:50 ). In James 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 -Semū‛a , a considerable village of evident antiquity some 8 miles South of Hebron.

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Eshtemoa'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. 1915.

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