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eshtaol


eshtaol


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Eshtaol 
  narrow  pass  or  recess,  a  town  (Josh.  15:33)  in  the  low  country, 
  the  She-phelah  of  Judah.  It  was  allotted  to  the  tribe  of  Dan 
  (Josh.  19:41),  and  was  one  of  their  strongholds.  Here  Samson 
  spent  his  boyhood,  and  first  began  to  show  his  mighty  strength; 
  and  here  he  was  buried  in  the  burying-place  of  Manoah  his  father 
  (Judg.  13:25;  16:31;  18:2,  8,  11,  12).  It  is  identified  with  the 
  modern  Yeshua,  on  a  hill  2  miles  east  of  Zorah.  Others  however, 
  identify  it  with  Kustul  east  of  Kirjath-jearim. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Eshtaol,  a  strong  woman