Tekoa; Tekoah

Boyd’s Bible Dictionary:

(fort). A town of Judah on the Hebron ridge, six miles from Bethlehem, and on the border of the wilderness (2 Chron. 20:2020And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the Lord your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper. (2 Chronicles 20:20); Jer. 6:11O ye children of Benjamin, gather yourselves to flee out of the midst of Jerusalem, and blow the trumpet in Tekoa, and set up a sign of fire in Beth-haccerem: for evil appeareth out of the north, and great destruction. (Jeremiah 6:1)). Colonized by Ashur (1 Chron. 2:24; 4:524And after that Hezron was dead in Caleb-ephratah, then Abiah Hezron's wife bare him Ashur the father of Tekoa. (1 Chronicles 2:24)
5And Ashur the father of Tekoa had two wives, Helah and Naarah. (1 Chronicles 4:5)
); fortified by Rehoboam (2 Chron. 11: 6). Home of the “wise woman” who interceded for Absalom (2 Sam. 14:2-92And Joab sent to Tekoah, and fetched thence a wise woman, and said unto her, I pray thee, feign thyself to be a mourner, and put on now mourning apparel, and anoint not thyself with oil, but be as a woman that had a long time mourned for the dead: 3And come to the king, and speak on this manner unto him. So Joab put the words in her mouth. 4And when the woman of Tekoah spake to the king, she fell on her face to the ground, and did obeisance, and said, Help, O king. 5And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered, I am indeed a widow woman, and mine husband is dead. 6And thy handmaid had two sons, and they two strove together in the field, and there was none to part them, but the one smote the other, and slew him. 7And, behold, the whole family is risen against thine handmaid, and they said, Deliver him that smote his brother, that we may kill him, for the life of his brother whom he slew; and we will destroy the heir also: and so they shall quench my coal which is left, and shall not leave to my husband neither name nor remainder upon the earth. 8And the king said unto the woman, Go to thine house, and I will give charge concerning thee. 9And the woman of Tekoah said unto the king, My lord, O king, the iniquity be on me, and on my father's house: and the king and his throne be guiltless. (2 Samuel 14:2‑9)). Birthplace and residence of the prophet Amos (Amos 1:11The words of Amos, who was among the herdmen of Tekoa, which he saw concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Israel, two years before the earthquake. (Amos 1:1)). Now Tekua.

Concise Bible Dictionary:

City of Judah, probably founded by the preceding. Rehoboam built or fortified it “for defense” (2 Chron. 11:66He built even Bethlehem, and Etam, and Tekoa, (2 Chronicles 11:6)). The “wise womanJoab employed to speak to the king respecting the return of Absalom was from this city (2 Sam. 14:2,4,92And Joab sent to Tekoah, and fetched thence a wise woman, and said unto her, I pray thee, feign thyself to be a mourner, and put on now mourning apparel, and anoint not thyself with oil, but be as a woman that had a long time mourned for the dead: (2 Samuel 14:2)
4And when the woman of Tekoah spake to the king, she fell on her face to the ground, and did obeisance, and said, Help, O king. (2 Samuel 14:4)
9And the woman of Tekoah said unto the king, My lord, O king, the iniquity be on me, and on my father's house: and the king and his throne be guiltless. (2 Samuel 14:9)
). Being built on a hill it was a suitable place for blowing the trumpet in time of danger, as in Jeremiah 6:11O ye children of Benjamin, gather yourselves to flee out of the midst of Jerusalem, and blow the trumpet in Tekoa, and set up a sign of fire in Beth-haccerem: for evil appeareth out of the north, and great destruction. (Jeremiah 6:1). The prophet Amos was among its herdsmen. Identified with ruins at Tekua, 31° 38' N, 35° 12' E. The WILDERNESS OF TEKOA was probably on its east (2 Chron. 20:2020And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the Lord your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper. (2 Chronicles 20:20)).

Strong’s Dictionary of Hebrew Words:

Transliteration:
Tqowa`
Phonic:
tek-o’-ah
Meaning:
a form of 8619; Tekoa, a place in Palestine
KJV Usage:
Tekoa, Tekoah

Jackson’s Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names:

a trumpet blast: to thrust

Potts’ Bible Proper Names:

Pitching of a tent; trumpet-clang:―a place in Palestine [TEKOA], 2 Sam. 14:2. {Fixio tentorii}