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Tekoa
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Tekoa
Tekoa (תְּקוֹעַ‎, teqoa', “the place for pitching tents”). A Judaean town 12 kilometers southeast of Bethlehem. The birthplace of the prophet Amos. Located 2 kilometers from modern day Tuqu; also identified with Khirbet Tuqu’.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Tekoa (Place)
TEKOA (PLACE) [Heb tĕqôaʿ (תְּקֹועַ)]. TEKOITE. A town in the highlands of Judah (2 Chr 11:6). It is identified with Khirbet Tequʿa (M.R. 170115), ca 16 km S of Jerusalem at an altitude of 825 m. The site is located exactly on the border between arable land and the desert. E of it extends “the wilderness
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Tekoa, Tekoah, Tekoite
Tekoa, Tekoah, Tekoite. City about six miles south, southeast of Bethlehem on the edge of the Judean desert and its residents. Tekoa may also be the name of a person, the son of Ashur of Judah’s tribe; “father” could mean founder or leader of Tekoa (1 Chr 2:24; 4:5). Tekoa does not appear on the list
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tekoa
Tekoa tə-kōʹə [Heb. teqô (a)ʿ, teqôʿî/teqōʿî; Gk. Apoc. Thekōe] (2 S. 14:9; 1 Ch. 2:24; 4:5; 2 Ch. 11:6; 20:20; Jer. 6:1; Am. 1:1; 1 Macc. 9:33; etc.); AV also TEKOAH, TEKOITE (2 S. 23:26; 1 Ch. 11:28; NEB also TEKOAH (2 S. 14:2, 4); AV Apoc. THECOE; TEKOITE tə-kōʹīt [Heb. teqôʿî/
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Tekoa, Tekoites
TEKOA, TEKOITES* City about six miles (9.7 kilometers) southeast of Bethlehem on the edge of the Judean desert, and its residents. Tekoa may also be the name of a person, the son of Ashur of Judah’s tribe; “father” could mean founder or leader of Tekoa (1 Chr 2:24; 4:5). Tekoa does not appear on the
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Tekoa
Tekoa (tuh-koh´uh), a name used in reference to a wilderness (2 Chron. 20:20) and to a town. Two persons known to David came from the settlement (2 Sam. 14:1–17; 23:26), and according to the author of Chronicles Rehoboam fortified the site (2 Chron. 11:6). It is located on a ridge about six miles south
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Tekoa, Tekoah
TEKOA, TEKOAH. The KJV has Tekoah in 2 Sam 14:2, 4, 9.Tekoa was a town in Judah (1 Chr 2:24; 4:5), six miles S of Bethlehem and ten miles S of Jerusalem, on a hill in the area of the wilderness of Tekoa (2 Chr 20:20). It was the birthplace of the prophet Amos (Amos 1:1) and the home of a wise woman
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Tekoa
TEKOA. 1. A town in Judah, about 10 km S of Bethlehem, the home of Amos (Am. 1:1). When Joab ‘perceived that the king’s heart went out to Absalom’ he sent to Tekoa for a wise woman who might reconcile David and Absalom (2 Sa. 14:1f.). Rehoboam fortified the town (2 Ch. 11:6). Later, when Jehoshaphat
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Tekoa
Tekoa (Heb. tĕqôaʿ)A town in the hill country of Judah, fortified by Rehoboam (2 Chr. 11:6). Tekoa also refers to the wilderness region E of the town (2 Chr. 20:20; cf. 1 Macc. 9:33, where the wilderness was Jonathan’s theater of operations during the Maccabean Revolt). The ancient town, which apparently
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Tekoa
Tekoa [tə kōˊə] (Heb. teqôa˓; Gk. Thekōe). An agricultural town in the highlands of Judah, the founding of which is ascribed to Ashhur, a Calebite (1 Chr. 2:24; 4:5). The name is preserved in that of the modern site, Khirbet Teqû˓, located ca. 8 km. (5 mi.) south of Bethlehem. East of Tekoa
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Tekoa; Tekoah
TEKOA; TEKOAH A town in Judah, not mentioned in the lists of cities conquered by Joshua but supplemented to Joshua (15:59) in the Septuagint. In the genealogical lists of Judah Ashur was the father of Tekoa (1 Chr. 2:24; 4:5). It was the home of David’s mighty men (2 Sam. 23:26) and a wise woman of Tekoah
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Tekoa
TEKOA A town in Judah, south of Bethlehem, now called Khirbet Tequa. Tekoa was the hometown of the prophet Amos (Amos 1:1); of Ira the son of Ikkesh, one of David’s great warriors (2 Sam 23:26; 1 Chr 27:9); and of the wise woman chosen by Joab to convince David to reconcile with Absalom after he had
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