The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Joktheel (יָקְתְאֵל‎, yoqthe'el). A town assigned to the tribe of Judah (Josh 15:38).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Joktheel (Place)
JOKTHEEL (PLACE) [Heb yoqtĕʾēl (יָקְתְּאֵל‎)]. 1. A town situated in the Shephelah, or low-lands, of Judah (Jos 15:38), within the same district as Lachish. This settlement is listed among the towns within the tribal allotment of Judah (Josh 15:21–62). It has been suggested (Boling and Wright Joshua
Sela (Place)
SELA (PLACE) [Heb selaʿ (סֶלַע)]. The word occurs about 65 times in the MT, though not usually as a proper name. In six passages it does appear as a place name—2 Kgs 14:7; 2 Chr 25:12; Isa 16:1; 42:11; Jer 49:16; Obad 3; and Judg 1:36. The name means “rock.”1. An Edomite fortress city conquered by Amaziah
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Joktheel. 1. Town in the Shephelah of Judah near Lachish (Jos 15:38). Its exact location is unknown.2. Ancient Edomite stronghold originally named Sela. Amaziah changed its name to Joktheel after defeating the Edomites (2 Kgs 14:7).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Joktheel jokʹth̄e-el [Heb. yoqṭeʾēl].1. (Josh. 15:38). A town of Judah in the coastal lowlands. The site is unknown.2. (2 K. 14:7). The city of Sela, capital of the Edomites, which Amaziah renamed Joktheel after he had captured it. It is possibly to be identified with Petra.
1. An Edomite citadel captured by Amaziah and named Joktheel (2 K. 14:7); possibly the site later called Petra. In the light of 2 Ch. 25:11f it is most likely Umm el-Bayyâra, the peak that dominates Wâdī Mûsā, the valley in which the Nabatean city of Petra was built. The quantity of Edomite (Iron II)
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
JOKTHEEL1. Town in the Shephelah of Judah near Lachish (Jos 15:38).2. Ancient Edomite stronghold originally named Sela. Amaziah changed its name to Joktheel after defeating the Edomites (2 Kgs 14:7).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Sela (unidentified location)
Sela (see´luh; Heb., “crag”).1 The fortress city of Edom (2 Kings 14:7), renamed Sela by King Amaziah of Judah. This Sela is modern Umm el-Bayyarah, just above Petra in south Transjordan.2 An Amorite border town (Judg. 1:36) whose location is unknown.3 An unidentified location mentioned in Isa. 16:1.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
JOKTHEEL1. An unidentified town in the Shephelah region of Judah near Lachish (Josh 15:38).2. A name given to Sela(h) (now Petra) after King Amaziah of Judah captured it from the Edomites (2 Kgs 14:7).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Joktheel (Heb. yoqṯĕʾêl)1. A town in the Shephelah, or lowland, of Judah (Josh. 15:38). It may be linked wih Jekuthiel, depicted as one of the descendants of Caleb, the “father of Zanoah” and the uncle of Socoh (1 Chr. 4:18). Both Zanoah and Socoh are sites in the Shephelah, and Joktheel may be located
Sela (Heb. selaʿ)A place name (“rock”) referring to several cities E of the Jordan River. It is most commonly associated with the Nabatean city Petra in the Wadi Mûsā, the name of which also means “rock.”1. A site designating a portion of the Amorite border (Judg. 1:36). Although mentioned near the
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Jok´the-el (subdued by God).1. A city in the low country of Judah, Josh. 15:38, named next to Lachish.2. “God-subdued,” the title given by Amaziah to the cliff (Authorized Version Selah)—the stronghold of the Edomites—after he had captured it from them. 2 Kings 14:7. The parallel narrative of 2 Chron.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
JOK´THEEL (jokʹthîl).1. A city in the low country of Judah, mentioned between Mizpeh and Lachish (Josh. 15:38).2. The name given by King Amaziah to Sela—the stronghold of the Edomites—after he captured it from them (2 Kings 14:7; cf. 2 Chron. 25:11–13). Possibly Petra.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Joktheelsubdued by God. (1.) A city of Judah near Lachish (Josh. 15:38. Perhaps the ruin Kutlaneh, south of Gezer.(2.) Amaziah, king of Judah, undertook a great expedition against Edom (2 Chr. 25:5–10), which was completely successful. He routed the Edomites and slew vast numbers of them. So wonderful