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Tekoa or Tekoah (both: tēkōˈə) [key], ancient town, S ancient Palestine, S of Bethlehem. It is on the edge of a desolate country; to the east the land drops off precipitously to the Dead Sea. It is mentioned several times in the Bible. The wilderness of Tekoa was the home of Amos.

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