Meaning: subdued by God

The name of two biblical places…

  1. A city of Judah near Lachish (Joshua 15, 38). Perhaps the ruin Kutlaneh, south of Gezer.

  2. Amaziah, king of Judah, undertook a great expedition against Edom (2 Chronicles 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, their great fortress city, by the name of Joktheel (2 Kings 14:7).