Eshtaol @ narrow pass or recess, a town Joshua:15:33) in the low country, the She-phelah of Judah. It was allotted to the tribe of Dan Joshua:19:41), and was one of their strongholds. Here Samson spent his boyhood, and first began to show his mighty strength; and here he was buried in the burying-place of Manoah his father Judges:13:25Judges:16:31Judges:18:2 ,8, 11, 12). It is identified with the modern Yeshua, on a hill 2 miles east of Zorah. Others, however, identify it with Kustul, east of Kirjath-jearim.