Eshtaol and surrounding region

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Joshua 15:33 In the lowland, Eshtaol, Zorah, Ashnah,

Joshua 19:41 The border of their inheritance was Zorah, Eshtaol, Irshemesh,

Judges 13:25 The Spirit of Yahweh began to move him in Mahaneh Dan, between Zorah and Eshtaol.

Judges 16:31 Then his brothers and all the house of his father came down, and took him, and brought him up, and buried him between Zorah and Eshtaol in the burial site of Manoah his father. He judged Israel twenty years.

Judges 18:2 The children of Dan sent of their family five men from their whole number, men of valor, from Zorah, and from Eshtaol, to spy out the land, and to search it; and they said to them, "Go, explore the land!" They came to the hill country of Ephraim, to the house of Micah, and lodged there.

Judges 18:8 They came to their brothers to Zorah and Eshtaol: and their brothers said to them, "What do you say?"

Judges 18:11 There set forth from there of the family of the Danites, out of Zorah and out of Eshtaol, six hundred men girt with weapons of war.


esh'-ta-ol ('eshta'ol; Astaol):

A town in the Shephelah of Judah named next to Zorah (Joshua 15:33; Joshua 19:41). Between these two cities lay Mahaneh-dan (the camp of Dan) where the Spirit of the Lord began to move Samson (Judges 13:25), and where he was buried (Judges 16:31). A contingent from Eshtaol formed part of the 600 Danites who captured Laish (Judges 18:2, 11).

It is probably represented by the modern Ashu`a, about a mile and a half East of Zorah, the modern Car`ah.

Strong's Hebrew
H847: Eshta'ol

to found, establish

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