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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
These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.
Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Eshtemoa'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/e/eshtemoa.html. 1897.