the Week of Proper 21 / Ordinary 26
Holman Bible Dictionary
One of David's chief fighting men was Ira, the son of Ikkesh from Tekoa (2 Samuel 23:26 ). Sometime between 922 B.C. and 915 B.C., Rehoboam cited Tekoa as one of the cities whose fortifications were to be strengthened (2 Chronicles 11:5-6 ). Approximately fifty years later, Jehoshaphat defeated a force of Ammonite, Meunite, and Moabite invaders in the wilderness between Tekoa and En-gedi (2 Chronicles 20:20-22 ). After the return from Exile, Tekoa remained occupied (Nehemiah 3:5 ). See Amos .
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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Tekoa'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​hbd/​t/tekoa.html. 1991.