1. A city of Judah, Jos 15:38.
2. The name given by Amaziah to the capital of Arabia Petraea, 2Ki 14:7. See SELA.
(2.) Amaziah, king of Judah, undertook a great expedition against Edom (2Ch 25:5-10), which was completely successful. He routed the Edomites and slew vast numbers of them. So wonderful did this victory appear to him that he acknowledged that it could have been achieved only by the special help of God, and therefore he called Selah (q.v.), their great fortress city, by the name of Joktheel (2Ki 14:7).
("subdued by God".)
2. The name given to Selah or Petra (the rock), Edom's capital, by Amaziah king of Judah. Its capture brought Edom again under Judah for 80 years (2Ki 14:7, where "unto this day" limits the date of 2 Kings to not beyond 80 years after Amaziah, 2Ki 16:6; 2Ch 28:17). Having beaten Edom in "the Valley of Salt," S. of the Dead Sea, he threw 10,000 captives from the cliff (2Ch 25:11-13).
1. City in the lowlands of Judah. Jos 15:38.
2. Name given by Amaziah to Selah (the 'rock') in Edom when captured by him. 2Ki 14:7.
(subdued by God).
1. A city in the low country of Judah,
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.
The parallel narrative of
supplies fuller details.