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Eshtemoa
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Anim
Anim (עָנִים‎, anim). A city in the southwest hill country of Judah about 10 miles southwest of Hebron (Josh 15:50).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Anim (Place)
ANIM (PLACE) [Heb ʿānı̂m (עָנִים)]. A town situated in the SW hill country of Judah (Josh 15:50), within the same district as Debir. The only OT reference to this settlement, whose name means “springs,” occurs in the list of towns within the tribal allotment of Judah (Josh 15:21–62). The theory that
Eshtemoa (Place)
ESHTEMOA (PLACE) [Heb ʾeštĕmōaʿ (אֶשְׁתְּמֹעַ)]. Fourth Levitical city in the Judah/Simeon list (Josh 21:14; 1 Chr 6:42—Eng 6:57). Outside the Levitical city references Eshtemoa is mentioned in two other texts in the OT. The first is in Josh 15:50, where Eshtemoa is one of the cities in the hill country
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Anim
Anim. One of 44 cities of the hill country given to Judah’s tribe in the allotment of the land (Jos 15:50). Anim is probably modern Khirbet Ghowein et-Tahta.
Eshtemoa, Eshtemoh (Place)
Eshtemoa, Eshtemoh (Place). City south of Jerusalem allotted to Judah when Palestine was divided among the 12 tribes (Jos 15:50, Eshtemoh). Eshtemoa was assigned to the Levites (Jos 21:14; 1 Chr 6:57). After an Amalekite victory David sent booty to his allies in Eshtemoa (1 Sm 30:26–31). The site may
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Anim
Anim āʹnim [Heb. ‘ānîm—‘springs’]. One of the cities of the hill country of Judah mentioned immediately after Eshtemoh (Josh. 15:50). The Amarna Letters refer to the city as Hawini, while Eusebius (Onom. 26.9) calls it Anaia, “a very large village of Jews …, 9 [Roman] miles south of Hebron.” It is
Eshtemoa
Eshtemoa [Heb. ʾeštemô (a)ʿ—‘listening post’]; ESHTEMOH eshʹtə-mō [Heb. ʾeštemōh] (Josh. 15:50). A mountain town of Judah about 15 km (9 mi) S of Hebron, assigned to the priests (Josh. 15:50; 21:14; 1 Ch. 6:57 [MT 42]). It is identified with es-Semûʿ,.According to 1 S. 30:28 David sent some
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Anim
ANIM One of 44 cities of the hill country given to Judah’s tribe in the allotment of the land (Jos 15:50). Anim is probably modern Khirbet Ghowein et-Tahta.
Eshtemoa, Eshtemoh (Place)
ESHTEMOA, ESHTEMOH (Place) City south of Jerusalem allotted to Judah when Palestine was divided among the 12 tribes (Jos 15:50). Eshtemoa was assigned to the Levites (Jos 21:14; 1 Chr 6:57). After an Amalekite victory, David sent booty to his allies in Eshtemoa (1 Sm 30:26–31). The site may be modern
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Eshtemoa
Eshtemoa (esh´tuh-moh´uh).1 A city in the hill country of Judah that was given to the Levites (Josh. 21:14). David shared his booty with the city following his defeat of the Amalekites (1 Sam. 30:28). It is also called Eshtemoh (Josh. 15:50) and is tentatively identified as modern es-Samu, about ten
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Anim
ANIM. A town allotted to the tribe of Judah after the conquest under Joshua (Josh 15:50). Identified with Khirbet Ghuwein et-Tah\ta, 11 miles S of Hebron.
Eshtemoa
ESHTEMOA, ESHTEMOH1. Son of Ishbah, Eshtemoa was a descendant of Caleb (1 Chr 4:17).2. A Maachathite, the son of Hodiah (1 Chr 4:19).3. The spelling Eshtemoh is found only in Josh 15:50. A city approximately eight miles S of Hebron, it is listed as one of a cluster of cities which occupied the hill
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Anim
Anim (Heb. ʿānɩ̂m)A border city in the hill country of Judah (Josh. 15:50). It is called Ḫawina in the Amarna Letters. According to Eusebius (Onom. 26.9) it was 9 Roman mi. S of Hebron; it is possibly to be identified with Khirbet Ghuwein et-Taḥtā (156084), 20 km. (12.5 mi.) S of Hebron.
Eshtemoa
Eshtemoa (Heb. ʾeštĕmôaʿ), ESHTEMOH (ʾeštĕmōh) (PLACE)A levitical town in the central hill country of Judah (Josh. 21:14), also listed among the cities of refuge (1 Chr. 6:57 [MT 42]). In the list of settlements allotted to Judah it is called Eshtemoh (Josh. 15:50). When David defeated the Amalekites
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Anim
Anim [āˊnĭm] (Heb. ˓ānîm “springs”). A border city in the hill country of Judah (Josh. 15:50); it is called Ḫawina in the Amarna Letters. According to Eusebius (Onom.. xxvi.9) it was 9 Roman mi. south of Hebron; it is possibly to be identified with Khirbet Ghuwein et-Taḥtā, 18 km. (11
Eshtemoa (Place)
ESHTEMOA [ĕshˊtə mōˊə] (Heb. ˒eštemôa˓ “listening post”) (PLACE). A levitical city (Josh. 21:14) and a city of refuge (1 Chr. 6:57) in the hill country of Judah; called Eshtemoh at 15:50. Eshtemoa was included among a group of cities that received a share of the Amalekite spoil captured by David
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Eshtemoa
ESHTEMOA One of the cities of the priests of the sons of Aaron in the Judean Hills (Josh. 21:14, etc.), and one of those to which David sent presents after the defeat of the Amalekites (1 Sam. 30:28). In the Roman and Byzantine periods it was a large Jewish village called Eshtemoa, or Astemo. Eusebius
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Anim
A´nim (fountains), a city in the mountains of Judah, named with Eshtemoh and Goshen. Josh. 15:50.
Eshtemo-a
Eshtem´o-a, and in shorter form in the mountains, Josh. 15:50, allotted to the priests. Josh. 21:14; 1 Chron. 6:57. It was one of the places frequented by David and his followers during the long period of their wanderings. 1 Sam. 30:28; comp. 31. Its site is at Semu’a, a village seven miles south of
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Anim
A´NIM (aʹnim; “fountains”). A city in the mountains of Judah (Josh. 15:50), ten miles SW of Hebron, and probably the same as the present Khirbet Ghuwein et Tahta.
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