Heshmon is thought by Lieut. Conder (Quar. Statement of the "Pal. Explor. Fund." January 1875, page 25 sq.) to be el-Meshash, at the foot of the white chalk peaks of el-Ghur, three miles west of Tell-Milh, ini the vicinity of Beersheba; and Tristram (Bible Places, page 20) accepts the identification; but it rests nerely upon a presumed order of the names.