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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
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
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