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In Bible versions:

a town of Judah 15 km south. of Hebron, given to the Kohathites
a man of Judah; son of Ishbah of Ezrah and of Hodiah
a town in the hill country of Judah
a wise man, an Ezrahite, in Solomons time
son of Zerah son of Judah; the father of Azariah
son of Zimmah, of Gershom of Levi; ancestor of Asaph; the father of Adaiah
son of Kishi (Merari Levi); a worship leader in David's time

the bosom of a woman
strong; the gift of the island
Google Maps: Eshtemoa (31° 22´, 35° 4´); Eshtemoh (31° 22´, 35° 4´)


Strongs #0851: emtva '[email protected]` or ewmtva '[email protected]` or hmtva '[email protected]

Eshtemoa = "I will make myself heard"
Eshtemoh = "I shall cause my own ruin: fire of astonishment: I shall soar aloft"
1) a Levitical city in Judah
2) a man of Judah

851 'Eshtmoa` esh-tem-o'-ah

or bEshtmowam {esh-tem-o'-ah}; or sEshtmoh {esh-tem-o'}; from
8085 (in the sense of obedience); Eshtemoa or Eshtemoh, a
place in Palestine:-Eshtemoa, Eshtemoh.
see HEBREW for 08085

Strongs #0387: Ntya 'Eythan

Ethan = "enduring"

1) an Ezrahite known for his wisdom
2) a grandson of Judah, father of Azariah
3) a Kohathite descendant of Levi
4) a Merarite son of Kushaiah, descendant of Levi

387 'Eythan ay-thawn'

the same as 386; permanent; Ethan, the name of four
see HEBREW for 0386

Eshtemoa [EBD]

obedience, a town in the mountains of Judah (Josh. 21:14; 1 Chr. 6:57), which was allotted, with the land round it, to the priests. It was frequented by David and his followers during their wanderings; and he sent presents of the spoil of the Amalekites to his friends there (1 Sam. 30:28). It is identified with es-Semu'a, a village about 3 1/2 miles east of Socoh, and 7 or 8 miles south of Hebron, around which there are ancient remains of the ruined city. It is the centre of the "south country" or Negeb. It is also called "Eshtemoh" (Josh. 15:50).

Ethan [EBD]

firm. (1.) "The Ezrahite," distinguished for his wisdom (1 Kings 4:31). He is named as the author of the 89th Psalm. He was of the tribe of Levi.

(2.) A Levite of the family of Merari, one of the leaders of the temple music (1 Chr. 6:44; 15:17, 19). He was probably the same as Jeduthun. He is supposed by some to be the same also as (1).

Eshtemoa [NAVE]

1. Called also Eshtemoh. A town of Canaan assigned to Judah, Josh. 15:50.
Allotted to the Aaronites, Josh. 21:14; 1 Chr. 6:57.
David shared spoil with, 1 Sam. 30:28.
2. A descendant of Ezra, 1 Chr. 4:17, 19.

Eshtemoh [NAVE]

See: Eshtemoa.

Ethan [NAVE]

1. A renowned sage, 1 Kin. 4:31.
See title, Psa. 89.
2. Son of Zerah, 1 Chr. 2:6, 8.
3. Two Levites, 1 Chr. 6:42, 44; 15:17, 19.


and in shorter form Eshtemoh (obedience), a town of Judah in the mountains, (Joshua 15:50) allotted to the priest. (Joshua 21:14; 1 Chronicles 6:57) It was one of the places frequented by David and his followers during the long period of their wanderings. (1 Samuel 30:28) comp. 1Sam 30:31 Its site is at Semu?a , a village seven miles south of Hebron.


  1. Ethan the Ezrahite, one of the four sons of Mahol, whose wisdom was excelled by Solomon. (1 Kings 4:31; 1 Chronicles 2:6) His name is in the title of (Psalms 89:1)
  2. Son of Kishi or Kushaiah; a Merarite Levite, head of that family in the time of King David, (1 Chronicles 6:44) and spoken of as a "singer." With Heman and Asaph, the heads of the other two families of Levites, Ethan was appointed to sound with cymbals. (1 Chronicles 15:17,19)
  3. A Gershonite Levite, one of the ancestors of Asaph the singer. (1 Chronicles 6:42) Hebr 27. (B.C. 1420.)


ESHTEMOA - esh-te-mo'-a, esh'-te-mo-a ('eshtemoa`): A Levitical city in the hill country of Judah (Josh 21:14; 1 Ch 6:57); Eshtemoh ('eshtemoh, Josh 15:50). In Ch 4:17,19, Eshtemoa is said to be a Maacathite and "son" of Ishbah. David after routing the Amalekites sent a present to his friends in (among other places) Eshtemoa (1 Sam 30:28). It is now es-Semu`a, a considerable village of evident antiquity some 8 miles South of Hebron.


ESHTEMOH - esh'-te-mo.



ETHAN - e'-than ('ethan, "firm," "enduring"; Gaithan):

(1) A wise man with whom Solomon is compared (1 Ki 4:31). Called there "Ethan the Ezrahite," to whom the title of Ps 89 ascribes the authorship of that poem.

(2) A "son of Kishi," or "Kishaiah," of the Merari branch of the Levites, and, along with Heman and Asaph, placed by David over the service of song (1 Ch 6:44; 15:17,19).


(3) An ancestor of Asaph of the Gershomite branch of the Levites (1 Ch 6:42).

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