Eshtemoa


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Eshtemoa

(ĕsh`tēmō`ə). City, S ancient Palestine, near Hebron in the mountains. It is mentioned several times in the Bible; it is called Eshtemoh (–mō`) in the Book of Joshua. Ancient ruins mark the site.
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In addition, early Islamic mosques were installed in the late antique synagogues at Eshtemoa and Horvat Susiya in southern Judea.
In his article, "Architectural Plans of Synagogues in the Southern Judean Hills and the 'Halakah'," David Amit notes that the synagogues at Eshtemoa, Susiya, Horvat Maon, and Anim share the distinctive characteristics of entrances on the east wall and the absence of columns to support the roof.