Eshtemoa, meaning obedience, is a name found in the Bible
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  • A son of Ishbah or maybe a town inhabited by Ishbah's descendants. (1. Ch. 4:17)
  • A descendent of Bithiah
    According to Hebrew beliefs; Bithiah or in Modern Hebrew Bityah was an Egyptian princess, and a daughter of Pharaoh. The name of her father is not in the Bible, but Rabbinic Midrash makes her the daughter of one of the Pharaohs of the Exodus,...

     princess of Egypt and Mered
    Mered is a biblical character, who was from the Tribe of Judah and noted as the husband of Bithiah, daughter of Pharaoh. Bithiah was the foster mother of Moses...

     (1. Ch. 4:18).
  • A town in the mountains of Judah
    Kingdom of Judah
    The Kingdom of Judah was a Jewish state established in the Southern Levant during the Iron Age. It is often referred to as the "Southern Kingdom" to distinguish it from the northern Kingdom of Israel....

    , which was allotted, with the land round it, to the priests. (Jos 15:50) It is identified with As-Samu
    As Samu or es-Samu is a town in the Hebron Governorate of the West Bank, 12 kilometers south of the city of Hebron. as-Samu is 60 kilometers south-west of Jerusalem. The area is a hilly, rocky area cut by some wadis. The Armistice Demarcation Line runs generally east to west approximately five...

    , a village about 3½ miles east of Socoh, and about 9 miles south of Hebron
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    , around which there are ancient remains of the ruined city. It was one of the places frequented by David
    David was the second king of the united Kingdom of Israel according to the Hebrew Bible and, according to the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, an ancestor of Jesus Christ through both Saint Joseph and Mary...

     as a fugitive. (1 Sa 30: 26-28)
  • Mitzpe Eshtemoa
    Mitzpe Eshtemoa
    Mitzpe Eshtemoa is an Israeli settlement outpost in the West Bank. Located to the north of Shim'a, it falls under the jurisdiction of Har Hebron Regional Council. It was established in early 2003....

    , Israeli outpost in the Southern West Bank.
  • Ancient synagogue (Eshtemoa)
    Ancient synagogue (Eshtemoa)
    The Eshtemoa Synagogue, located 15 km south of Hebron in as-Samu, West Bank, refers to the remains of an ancient Palestinian synagogue dating from around the 4th–5th century CE.-History:...

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