Places of Section 6

Mountain of Judah and Shephelah

75. Thekoa - (Tuqu'a)

The village is represented as two towers fitted with a door that shows a red band above it. On the left there is another low edifice with a door.

Eltheke (Jos 15:59), in the tribe of Judah. And today there is a village called Thecua, [12 miles] at the ninth milestone from Jerusalem [to the east] to the south, whence was Amos the prophet, whose tomb is shown there to this very day. (Eusebius, Onomasticon 86:12-14; Jerome 87:13-15)

Map Section 6 Ancient Sources Discussion

Photo: Aerial view of Kh. Tuqu'a and of the Herodium cone, located on the opposite sides of Wadi Kharitun.

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