Jeruel

JERUEL (jē-rū'ĕl, Heb. jerû’ēl, founded by God). A wilderness in Judah, “by the Pass of Ziz,” in the vicinity of En Gedi. Its exact location is unknown. Jahaziel predicted that King Jehoshaphat would meet the armies of Moab and Ammon there (2Chr.20.16).


JERUEL jĭ rōō’ əl (יְרוּאֵֽל). The part of the wilderness of Judea between Tekoa and Engedi; where King Jehoshaphat defeated an Ammonite-Moabite-Meunite coalition (2 Chron 20:16). The exact location of the wilderness intended is not known.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

je-roo’-el, jer’-oo-el (yeru’el, "founded by El"): Jahaziel prophesied that King Jehoshaphat should meet the hordes of Moabites and Ammonites, after they had come up by the "ascent of Ziz," "at the end of the valley (i.e. wady), before the wilderness of Jeruel" (2Ch 20:16). The particular part of the wilderness intended, is unknown. Cheyne (Encyclopedia Biblica) thinks this may be an error for the Jezreel of Judah, mentioned in Jos 15:56, etc.

See Jezreel.