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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: Yes
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: No
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:


Easton's Bible Dictionary

Obedience, a town in the mountains of Judah (Joshua 21:14; 1 Chronicles 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 Samuel 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" (Joshua 15:50).

Hitchcock's Names Dictionary

the bosom of a woman

Naves Topical Index

1. Called Eshtemoh

A town of Canaan assigned to Judah
Joshua 15:50

Allotted to the Aaronites
Joshua 21:14; 1 Chronicles 6:57

David shared spoil with
1 Samuel 30:28

2. A descendant of Ezra
1 Chronicles 4:17; 1 Chronicles 4:19

Smith's Bible Dictionary

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. 1 Samuel 30:31 Its site is at Semu'a , a village seven miles south of Hebron.