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JOKTHEEL (jŏk'thē-ĕl, Heb. yoqethe’ēl)

A town in the lowland of Judah. The site is unknown (Josh.15.38).A name given by Amaziah, king of Judah, to a place in Edom that he conquered (2Kgs.14.7). It is usually identified with Petra, the capital of Edom.

JOKTHEEL jŏk’ thĭ əl (יָקְתְאֵֽל). 1. A town of Judah in the S Shephelah district named between Mizpeh and Lachish (Josh 15:38). The site is unknown.

2. A city of Edom formerly called Sela, renamed Joktheel by Amaziah, king of Judah, after he captured it (2 Kings 14:7).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

jok’-the-el, jok’-thel (yoqethe’el) :

(1) A city in the Shephelah of Judah named between Mizpeh and Lachish (Jos 15:38); unidentified.

(2) A city in Edom formerly called Sela, taken by Amaziah after the battle in the Valley of Salt, and by him called Joktheel (2Ki 14:7).

See Sela.