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Eshan
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Eshan
Eshan (אֶשְׁעָן‎, esh'an). A town in the hill country of Judah (Josh 15:52).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Eshan (Place)
ESHAN (PLACE) [Heb ʾešʿān (אֶשְׁעָן)]. Town situated in the central hill country of Judah (Josh 15:52), within the same district as Hebron. The only reference to this settlement, the name of which perhaps means “resting place” (from šʿn, “to lean,” “support oneself”), occurs in the list of towns within
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Eshan
Eshan. Town in the hill country of the territory allotted to Judah’s tribe for an inheritance (Jos 15:52, kjv Eshean). Its exact location is unknown.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Eshan
Eshan ēʹshən [Heb. ʾešʿān—‘support’] (Josh. 15:52); AV ESHEAN eshʾi-ən. A village in the hill country of Judah, part of that tribe’s inheritance. Its location is uncertain, although the LXX B rendering Soma has led to conjecture that it may be Khirbet Samaʿa, about 17 km (10 mi) SW of Hebron.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Eshan
ESHAN Town in the hill country of the territory allotted to Judah’s tribe for an inheritance (Jos 15:52).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Eshean
ESHEAN. A better spelling is Eshan (RSV). One of nine cities including Hebron in the hill country of Judah, grouped together in Joshua’s division of the inheritance, according to Josh 15:52.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eshan
Eshan (Heb. ʾešʿān)A village in the hill country of Judah (Josh. 15:52). Though its exact location is unknown, Eshan may be identified with Khirbet Samaʿa (cf. LXX B Gk. Sōma), ca. 17 km. (10.5 mi.) SW of Hebron.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Eshan
Eshan [ēˊshən] (Heb. ˒eš˓ān “support”). A village assigned to the tribe of Judah and located in the hill country (Josh. 15:52; KJV “Eshean”). Though its exact location is unknown, Eshan may be identified with Khirbet Sama˓a (following LXX B Soma), about 16 km. (10 mi.) southwest of Hebron.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Eshan
ESH´AN (eshʹan; “support”). The third named of a group of nine towns in the country around Hebron in Judah (Josh. 15:52). As the LXX reading is “Somah,” Knobel conjectures that Eshan is a corrupt reading for “Shema” (1 Chron. 2:43) and connects it with the ruins of Simia, S of Daumeh (K. & D., Com.).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Eshean
Esheana place in the mountains of Judah (Josh 15:52), supposed to be the ruin es-Simia, near Dumah, south of Hebron.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Eshean
ESHEAN [ESH eh an] (support) — the name of a group of towns in Hebron during Joshua’s time (Josh. 15:52).
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