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People's Dictionary of the Bible
Tekoa (te-kô'ah), a fixing or pitching of tents. A fortified city, twelve miles south by east from Jerusalem, 1 Chronicles 2:24; Jeremiah 6:1; Amos 1:1; also written "Tekoah." 2 Samuel 14:2; 2 Samuel 14:4; 2 Samuel 14:9, A. V. The inhabitants were called "Tekoites." Nehemiah 3:5. It had a desert lying east of it, toward the Dead Sea. 2 Chronicles 20:20. Tekoa, now called Tekuʾa, is situated on a hill.
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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Tekoa'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​rpd/​t/tekoa.html. 1893.