Bectileth

BECTILETH bĕk’ tə lĕth (Βαικτειλαίθ). The name in Syriac is Beth QeTilath.

Bectileth is an unidentified plain somewhere between Nineveh and north Cilicia (Judg 2:21). Holofernes is said to have reached it after a march of three days from Nineveh. It is described as being “near the mountain which is to the north of Upper Cilicia.” From there Holofernes plundered and ravaged people who lived in the area. Among places with which it has been identified is Bactiali of the Peutinger Tables, twenty-one miles from Antioch.