also known as: T’koa, tekoah, Teqoa
Hebrew: תְּקוֹעַ —meaning: a stockade, or pitching of tents, or fastening down
It was famous for its oil production.
The people of this place are called Tekoites, Teko’ites or Tekoim.
Wise woman of Tekoa
From this place Joab procured a “wise woman,” who pretended to be in great affliction, and skilfully made her case known to David. Her address to the king was in the form of an apologue (allegorical narrative meant to convery a moral), similar to that of the prophet Nathan (2 Samuel 12:1-6).
Nearby is the modern Israeli settlement of Tekoa, Gush Etzion.
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