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Eltekon
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Eltekon
Eltekon (אֶלְתְּקוֹן‎, elteqon). A town located in the territory allotted to the tribe of Judah (Josh 15:59).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Eltekon (Place)
ELTEKON (PLACE) [Heb ʾeltĕqôn (אֶלְתְּקֹון)]. Town situated in the north-central hill country of Judah (Josh 15:59), within the same district as Beth-Zur and Halhul. The only reference to this settlement occurs in the list of towns within the tribal allotment of Judah (Josh 15:21–62). Abel (GP 314)
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Eltekon
Eltekon. Town located in the hill country of Judah. It was assigned by Joshua to Judah’s tribe (Jos 15:59), and may be the modern Khirbet ed-Deir, west of Bethlehem.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Eltekon
Eltekon elʹtə-kon [Heb. ʾelteqōn] (Josh. 15:59). A village in the hill country of Judah, listed with Beth-zur and Beth-anoth, therefore in the area between Bethlehem and Hebron. F.-M. Abel (GP, II, 314) identifies it with Khirbet ed-Deir, about 3 km (2 mi) S of Ḥauṣan, and about 6 1/2 km (4 mi)
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Eltekon
ELTEKON Town located in the hill country of Judah. It was assigned by Joshua to Judah’s tribe (Jos 15:59), and may be the modern Khirbet ed-Deir, west of Bethlehem.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Eltekon
ELTEKON. A city in the hill country of Judah (Josh 15:59), probably N of Hebron and W of Bethlehem. The site is uncertain, but some identify it as Khirbet ed-Deir.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eltekon
Eltekon (Heb. ʾeltĕqōn)A town in the hill country of Judah, named with Beth-zur and Beth-anoth (Josh. 15:59). The site is thought to be Khirbet ed-Deir (160122), ca. 9 km. (5 mi.) WSW of Bethlehem.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Eltekon
Eltekon [ĕlˊtə kŏn] (Heb. ˒elteqōn). A town in the hill country of Judah, named with Beth-zur and Beth-anoth (Josh. 15:59; LXX Theroum). The site is thought to be modern Khirbet ed-Deir, about 6.5 km. (4 mi.) west of Bethlehem and 3 km. (2 mi.) south of Ḥauṣan.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Eltekon
El´tekon (God its foundation), one of the towns of the tribe of Judah in the mountains. Josh. 15:59. It has not yet been identified.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Eltekon
EL´TEKON (elʹte-kon; “God is straight”). One of the towns of the tribe of Judah, in the mountain district (Josh. 15:59); not identified.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Eltekon
ELTEKON [EL tuh con] (founded by God) — a village in the hill country of Judah between Bethlehem and Hebron (Josh. 15:59).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ELTEKON
ELTEKON<el’-te-kon> ([אֶלְתְּקֹן‎, ’elteqon], “founded by God”): A city in the hill country of Judah (Joshua 15:59) near BETHANOTH (which see) to be looked for, therefore, a little North of Hebron. Site unknown.
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