Places Study on Sela

Places Study on Sela

Genesis 5: And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah:
Genesis 5: And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:
Genesis 5: And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech:
Genesis 5: And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons and daughters:
Genesis 5: And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died.
1 Samuel 23: Wherefore Saul returned from pursuing after David, and went against the Philistines: therefore they called that place Selahammahlekoth.
2 Kings 14: He slew of Edom in the valley of salt ten thousand, and took Selah by war, and called the name of it Joktheel unto this day.
1 Chronicles 1: Henoch, Methuselah, Lamech,
Psalms 3: Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.
Psalms 3: I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.
Psalms 3: Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.
Psalms 4: O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after leasing? Selah.
Psalms 4: Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.
Psalms 7: Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take it; yea, let him tread down my life upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the dust. Selah.
Psalms 9: The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.
Psalms 9: Put them in fear, O LORD: that the nations may know themselves to be but men. Selah.
Psalms 20: Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah.
Psalms 21: Thou hast given him his heart's desire, and hast not withholden the request of his lips. Selah.
Psalms 24: This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah.
Psalms 24: Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.
Psalms 32: For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah.
Psalms 32: I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.
Psalms 32: Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.
Psalms 39: Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah.
Psalms 39: When thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity, thou makest his beauty to consume away like a moth: surely every man is vanity. Selah.
Psalms 44: In God we boast all the day long, and praise thy name for ever. Selah.
Psalms 46: Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.
Psalms 46: The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
Psalms 46: The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
Psalms 47: He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom he loved. Selah.
Psalms 48: As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish it for ever. Selah.
Psalms 49: This their way is their folly: yet their posterity approve their sayings. Selah.
Psalms 49: But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah.
Psalms 50: And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself. Selah.
Psalms 52: Thou lovest evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah.
Psalms 52: God shall likewise destroy thee for ever, he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of thy dwelling place, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah.
Psalms 54: For strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after my soul: they have not set God before them. Selah.
Psalms 55: Lo, then would I wander far off, and remain in the wilderness. Selah.
Psalms 55: God shall hear, and afflict them, even he that abideth of old. Selah. Because they have no changes, therefore they fear not God.
Psalms 57: He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth.
Psalms 57: They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they have digged a pit before me, into the midst whereof they are fallen themselves. Selah.
Psalms 59: Thou therefore, O LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel, awake to visit all the heathen: be not merciful to any wicked transgressors. Selah.
Psalms 59: Consume them in wrath, consume them, that they may not be: and let them know that God ruleth in Jacob unto the ends of the earth. Selah.
Psalms 60: Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.
Psalms 61: I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah.
Psalms 62: They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah.
Psalms 62: Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.
Psalms 66: All the earth shall worship thee, and shall sing unto thee; they shall sing to thy name. Selah.
Psalms 66: He ruleth by his power for ever; his eyes behold the nations: let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah.
Psalms 66: I will offer unto thee burnt sacrifices of fatlings, with the incense of rams; I will offer bullocks with goats. Selah.
Psalms 67: {To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm or Song.} God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah.
Psalms 67: O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah.
Psalms 68: O God, when thou wentest forth before thy people, when thou didst march through the wilderness; Selah:
Psalms 68: Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.
Psalms 68: Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the earth; O sing praises unto the Lord; Selah:
Psalms 75: The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved: I bear up the pillars of it. Selah.
Psalms 76: There brake he the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the battle. Selah.
Psalms 76: When God arose to judgment, to save all the meek of the earth. Selah.
Psalms 77: I remembered God, and was troubled: I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah.
Psalms 77: Hath God forgotten to be gracious? hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah.
Psalms 77: Thou hast with thine arm redeemed thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.
Psalms 81: Thou calledst in trouble, and I delivered thee; I answered thee in the secret place of thunder: I proved thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah.
Psalms 82: How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.
Psalms 83: Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah.
Psalms 84: Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee. Selah.
Psalms 84: O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer: give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah.
Psalms 85: Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people, thou hast covered all their sin. Selah.
Psalms 87: Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah.
Psalms 87: The LORD shall count, when he writeth up the people, that this man was born there. Selah.
Psalms 88: Thy wrath lieth hard upon me, and thou hast afflicted me with all thy waves. Selah.
Psalms 88: Wilt thou shew wonders to the dead? shall the dead arise and praise thee? Selah.
Psalms 89: Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations. Selah.
Psalms 89: It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.
Psalms 89: The days of his youth hast thou shortened: thou hast covered him with shame. Selah.
Psalms 89: What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah.
Psalms 140: They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.
Psalms 140: The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set gins for me. Selah.
Psalms 140: Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked: further not his wicked device; lest they exalt themselves. Selah.
Psalms 143: I stretch forth my hands unto thee: my soul thirsteth after thee, as a thirsty land. Selah.
Isaiah 16: Send ye the lamb to the ruler of the land from Sela to the wilderness, unto the mount of the daughter of Zion.
Habakkuk 3: God came from Teman, and the Holy One from mount Paran. Selah. His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise.
Habakkuk 3: Thy bow was made quite naked, according to the oaths of the tribes, even thy word. Selah. Thou didst cleave the earth with rivers.
Habakkuk 3: Thou wentest forth for the salvation of thy people, even for salvation with thine anointed; thou woundedst the head out of the house of the wicked, by discovering the foundation unto the neck. Selah.

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Easton's Bible Dictionary - Sela-Hammahlekoth

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Sela
SELA means ‘rock,’ ‘cliff,’ or ‘crag,’ and as a common noun is of frequent occurrence in Hebrew. In three or four passages ( Judges 1:36 , 2 Kings 14:7 , Isaiah 16:1-14 :l, and, according to some, Isaiah 42:11 ) the word appears to be a proper name. In Judges 1:36 a site near the southern end of the Dead Sea is required by the context. Such a site would also satisfy the requirements of 2 Kings 14:7 and Isaiah 16:1 . But it is not improbable that more than one place was known as ‘the Cliff ( or Crag).’ It is therefore not Impossible, though far from certain, that the Sela of 2 Kings 14:7 (cf. Joktheel) and Isaiah 16:1 is, as RVm [Note: Revised Version margin.] in the latter passage suggests, and as many have held, the place known later as Petra (which also means ‘rock’). Petra lay about 50 miles nearly due south of the Dead Sea, in a valley ‘enclosed on every side by nearly perpendicular rocks of considerable height’ and ‘composed of sand-stone of many different colours.’ It was the capital of the Nahatæans from the close of the 4th cent. b.c. to the heginning of the 2nd cent. a.d. (when it became a Roman province), and during that period a busy commercial centre. For some description of the buildings of Petra and the rock architecture which have given the city great fame, see Bædeker’s Palestine , p. 206, and the literature there cited. ‘The general character of the buildings at Petra is that of the debased Roman style of the 3rd and 4th centuries a.d.’ Apart from the Biblical statements enumerated above, the history of Petra before the Nahatæan period is unknown.

G. B. Gray.

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Sela-Hammahlekoth
SELA-HAMMAHLEKOTH . A rock or cliff in the wilderness of Maon, at which Saul ‘returned from pursuing after David’ ( 1 Samuel 23:28 ). The site is uncertain.

Easton's Bible Dictionary - Sela
=Se'lah, rock, the capital of Edom, situated in the great valley extending from the Dead Sea to the Red Sea (2 Kings 14:7 ). It was near Mount Hor, close by the desert of Zin. It is called "the rock" (Judges 1:36 ). When Amaziah took it he called it Joktheel (q.v.) It is mentioned by the prophets (Isaiah 16:1 ; Obadiah 1:3 ) as doomed to destruction. It appears in later history and in the Vulgate Version under the name of Petra. "The caravans from all ages, from the interior of Arabia and from the Gulf of Persia, from Hadramaut on the ocean, and even from Sabea or Yemen, appear to have pointed to Petra as a common centre; and from Petra the tide seems again to have branched out in every direction, to Egypt, Palestine, and Syria, through Arsinoe, Gaza, Tyre, Jerusalem, and Damascus, and by other routes, terminating at the Mediterranean." (See EDOM [2].)

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Sela-Hammahlekoth
("the rock of divisions".) (Targum, Midrash, Rashi), "the rock of escapes" (Gesenius): 1 Samuel 23:28. S.E. of Judah, in the wilderness of Maon, where David was on one side of the mountain, Saul on the other. A message announcing a Philistine invasion caused "divisions" in Saul's mind, whether to pursue David still or go after the invaders. David narrowly escaped.

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Sela
celah , "the rock," Greek petra (2 Kings 14:7); Isaiah 16:1, translated "send ye the lamb ("tribute") from Sela through the wilderness to the" king of Judah; Amaziah had subjected it (2 Kings 14:7). See for its rocky position Judges 1:36; 2 Chronicles 25:12; Obadiah 1:3; Numbers 24:21; Isaiah 42:11; Jeremiah 49:16. The city Petra, 500 Roman miles from Gaza, two days' journey N. of the gulf of Akabah, three or four S. from Jordan. In Mount Seir, near Mount Hor; taken by Amaziah, and named Joktheel, i.e. subdued by God, man without God could not take so impregnable a place (Psalms 60:9; Joshua 15:38); afterward in Moab's territory. In the fourth century B.C. the Nabathaeans' stronghold against Antigonus. In 70 B.C. the Arab prince Aretas resided here. The emperor Hadrian named it Hadriana, as appears from a coin.

It lay in a hollow enclosed amidst cliffs, and accessible only by a ravine through which the river winds across its site. A tomb with three rows of columns, a triumphal arch, and ruined bridges, are among the remains. Laborde and Linant traced a theater for sea fights which could be flooded from cisterns. This proves the abundance of the water supply, if husbanded, and agrees with the accounts of the former fertility of the district, in contrast to the barren Arabah on the W. Selah means a cliff or peak, contrasted with eben , a "detached stone or boulder". The khazneh , "treasury," in situation, coloring, and singular construction is unique. The facade of the temple consisted of six columns, of which one is broken. The pediment has a lyre on its apex. In the nine faces of rock are sculptured female figures with flowing drapery. (Palmer supposes them to be the tone muses with Apollo's lyre above.)

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Sela, Selah
The rock city of Edom. 2 Kings 14:7 ; Isaiah 16:1 . The same Hebrew word is that usually translated 'rock.' The place was taken by Amaziah, who called it JOKTHEEL, q.v. It is judged to be the same as PETRA (which occurs in the margin of Isaiah 16:1 ). Petra is a remarkable place. Though about two thousand feet above the sea, it is shut in by mountain-cliffs, and is entered by a narrow ravine, through which also the river winds. The tombs cut in the rocks are large, especially one called el Khuzneh, which has three rows of columns. The tiers of a theatre remain, a triumphal arch, and ruined bridges. There is a sort of awe-inspiring grandeur in the place. Petra lies 30 22' N, 35 43' E .

Hitchcock's Bible Names - Sela
A rock
Hitchcock's Bible Names - Sela-Hammah-Lekoth
Rock of divisions
People's Dictionary of the Bible - Sela
Sela or Selah (sç'lah), the rock, and named Joktheel. 2 Kings 14:7; Isaiah 16:1. Rendered "rock" in Judges 1:36; 2 Chronicles 25:12. Probably the city later known as Petra, the ruins of which are found about two days' journey north of the Gulf of Akabah, It was in the midst of Mount Seir, in the neighborhood of Mount Hor, and therefore Edomite territory. About 70 b.c. Petra appears as the residence of the Arab princes named Aretas. Trajan reduced it to subjection to the Roman empire. Petra lay, though at a high level, in a hollow three-quarters of a mile long and from 800 to 1600 feet wide, shut in by mountain cliffs, and approached only by a narrow ravine, through which the river winds. There are extensive ruins at Petra of Roman date.

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Sela
The name of a place mentioned in 2 Kings 14:7 , where it is said that Amaziah king of Judah slew ten thousand men of Edom, in the valley of Salt, and took Sela by war, and called the name of it Isaiah 16:1 , and may be intended by the word Sela, translated rock, in Judges 1:36 Isaiah 42:11 . The ruins of this place were in modern times first visited by Burckhardt, 1812, and attest the splendor of the ancient city. He says, "At the distance of a two long days' journey northeast from Akabah, is a rivulet and valley in the Djebel Shera, on the east side of the Arabah, called Wady Mousa. This place is very interesting for its antiquities and the remains of an ancient city, which I conjecture to be Petra, the capital of Arabia Petraea, a place which, as far as I know, no European traveller has ever visited. In the red sandstone of the which the valley is composed are upwards of two hundred and fifty sepulchres, entirely cut out of the rock, the greater part of them with Grecian ornaments. There is a mausoleum in the shape of a temple, of colossal dimensions, likewise cut out of the rock, with all its apartments, its vestibule, peristyle, etc. It is a most beautiful specimen of Grecian architecture, and in perfect preservation. There are other mausolea with obelisks, apparently in the Egyptian style, a whole amphitheater cut out of the rock, with the remains of a palace and of several temples. Upon the summit of the mountains, which closes the narrow valley on its western side, (Mount Hor,) is the tomb of Haroun, or Aaron. It is held in great veneration by the Arabs." That this was indeed the ancient Sela or Petra is established by various concurring proofs; Josephus, Eusebius, and Jerome affirm that the location and ruins correspond with the notices given in the Bible, and by Pliny and Strabo.

Subsequent travellers, especially Laborde, have given minute and graphic description of this wonderful city, with drawings of the principal ruins. The valley of Petra, 2,200 feet above the great valley El-Arabah, is about a mile long from north to south, and half a mile wide, with numerous short ravines in its sides, making its whole circuit perhaps four miles. It is accessible through ravines at the north and the south; but the cliffs, which define it on the east and west, are precipitous, and vary from two hundred to one thousand feet in height. The main passage into the city is on the east, and begins between cliffs forty feet high and fifty yards apart, which soon become higher, nearer, and full of excavated tombs. This winding ravine is a mile long, and gives entrance to a small brook; its sides at one place are but twelve feet apart and two hundred and fifty feet high. At the termination of this narrow gorge you confront the most splendid of all the structures of Petra, el-Khusneh, the temple mentioned by Burckhardt, hewn out of the face of the opposite cliff. Here you enter a wider ravine, which leads northwest, passes the amphitheatre in a recess on the left, and at length opens on the great valley of the main city towards the west. The tombs excavated in these, and in all the side gorges, are without number, rising range above range; many of them are approached by steps cut in the rock, while others are inaccessible, at the height of nearly four hundred feet. The theatre was so large as to accommodate more than three thousand persons. The palace, called Pharaoh's house by the Arabs, is the chief structure not excavated in the mountain that survives in any good degree the ravages of time; it was evidently a gorgeous building. Most of the valley is strewn with the ruins of public edifices and with fragments of pottery. The brook flows through the valley towards the west, and passes off through a narrow gorge like that by which it entered. One of the finest temples, the Deir, stands high up in a ravine on the west side. It is hewn out of the solid rock, are eight feet in diameter. A singular charm is thrown over the whole by the beauty of the stone from which these various structures are wrought. It is fine and soft sandstone, variegated with almost every variety of hues, red, purple, black, white, azure, and yellow, the deepest crimson and the softest pink blending with each other, while high above the sculptured monuments the rocks rise in their native rudeness and majesty. The whole strange and beautiful scene leaves on the spectator's mind impressions, which nothing can efface.

Petra was an ancient city, a strong fortress, and for many ages an important commercial center. It was the chief city among scores, which once filled that region. Yet the prophets of God foretold its downfall, and its abandonment to solitude and desolation, in terms which strikingly agree with the facts. "Thy terribleness hath deceived thee, and the pride of thy heart, O thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, that holdest the height of the hill: though thou shouldest make thy nest as high as the eagle, I will bring thee down from thence, saith the Lord," Jeremiah 49:7-22 . See also Isaiah 34:5-15 Ezekiel 35:1-15 Joel 3:19 Amos 1:11,12 Obadiah 1:3-16 . When its ruin took place we are not informed. There were Christian churches there in the fifth and sixth centuries, but after A. D. 536 no mention is made of it in history.

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Petra - See Sela
Petra - (See Sela
Petra - Petra is sometimes identified with Sela (Judges 1:36 ; 2 Kings 14:7 ; Isaiah 16:1 ; Isaiah 42:11 ), because both names mean, “rock. ” Lack of archaeological evidence of Edomite settlement in the basin suggests that Sela is better identified with Um el Bayyarah on the mountain plateau overlooking Petra
Joktheel - See Sela
Sela-Hammahlekoth - Sela-HAMMAHLEKOTH
Joktheel - King Amaziah captured Selah from Edom and renamed it Joktheel (2 Kings 14:7 ). It may be modern es-Sela northwest of Bozrah. See Selah
Joktheel - ] , ‘protection of God’) given ( 2 Kings 14:7 ) to Sela , the ancient capital of the Edomites, after its capture by Amaziah king of Judah
Valley - See view in Sela
Arabia Petraea - See Sela
Sela - Sela means ‘rock,’ ‘cliff,’ or ‘crag,’ and as a common noun is of frequent occurrence in Hebrew. ’ It is therefore not Impossible, though far from certain, that the Sela of 2 Kings 14:7 (cf
Sela - Sela or Selah (sç'lah), the rock, and named Joktheel
Rock - The rocks named in OT are Oreb ( Judges 7:25 , Isaiah 10:26 ), Etam ( Judges 15:8 ), Rimmon ( Judges 20:45 ; Judges 21:13 ), the crags Bozez and Seneh ( 1 Samuel 14:4 ), Sela-hammahlekoth ( 1 Samuel 23:28 ). ] ‘ Sela ’) is a proper name. Sela or Petra, the rock-city par excellence ; in Judges 1:36 (RVm [Note: Revised Version margin. ] ‘Sela’) the identification is doubtful; es-Safieh , ‘a bare and dazzling white sandstone promontory 1000 ft. In Deuteronomy 32:31 , Isaiah 31:9 the title is given to heathen gods, but in the latter passage the word Sela is used
Salt, Valley of - ... (4) Amaziah brought 10,000 prisoners to Sela (Petra), Edom's stronghold, and cast them down; he would scarcely bring so many prisoners from near the Dead Sea, 50 miles through a hostile and difficult country; more likely the valley of Salt was nearer Petra
Rock - One is Sela, 'an elevation of strength, immovable': used symbolically for Jehovah as the rock of His people: "Jehovah is my rock and my fortress
Levirate Marriage - The custom existed before the Mosaic legislation, for Juda gave Thamar to Onan by this custom, and acknowledged that he should have given her to Sela (Genesis 38)
Mesha - from Sela unto
Marriage, Levirate - The custom existed before the Mosaic legislation, for Juda gave Thamar to Onan by this custom, and acknowledged that he should have given her to Sela (Genesis 38)
Edom - Bozrah and Sela, or Selah, were its chief cities. the Nabatheans took Petra (which is supposed to be the same as Sela, q
Edom - Possibly the Hebrew term Sela translated “rock” in this passage should be understood as a proper name, “Sela. An alternate candidate for biblical Sela favored by some scholars, Umm el-Biyara at Petra, seems too far south from either the valley of salt or the center of Edomite population. See Transjordan ; Esau ; Bozrah ; Nabateans ; Petra ; Sela
Sela - celah , "the rock," Greek petra (2 Kings 14:7); Isaiah 16:1, translated "send ye the lamb ("tribute") from Sela through the wilderness to the" king of Judah; Amaziah had subjected it (2 Kings 14:7). Selah means a cliff or peak, contrasted with eben , a "detached stone or boulder"
Sela - The name of a place mentioned in 2 Kings 14:7 , where it is said that Amaziah king of Judah slew ten thousand men of Edom, in the valley of Salt, and took Sela by war, and called the name of it Isaiah 16:1 , and may be intended by the word Sela, translated rock, in Judges 1:36 Isaiah 42:11 . " That this was indeed the ancient Sela or Petra is established by various concurring proofs; Josephus, Eusebius, and Jerome affirm that the location and ruins correspond with the notices given in the Bible, and by Pliny and Strabo
Aretas - ] Charethath ) of several kings of the Nahatæan Arabs whose capital was Petra (Sela), and whose language for purposes of writing and commerce was an Aramaic dialect, as is seen from the existing inscriptions
Idumea - The capital of East Idumaea was Bozra; but the chief capital of Edom was Petra, or Sela, that is, the rock, because it was excavated in part from a mountain. See Sela
e'Dom, Idumae'a - Sela (Petra) appears to have been the principal stronghold in the days of Amaziah (B
Maon - Saul was on one side of the mountain, David on the other, when a message announcing a Philistine invasion called Saul away; the rock that separated the pursuer and the pursued was called "Sela-hammahlekoth," the rock of divisions
Edom - It extended from the head of the Gulf of Akabah, the Elanitic gulf, to the foot of the Dead Sea (1 Kings 9:26 ), and contained, among other cities, the rock-hewn Sela (q
ka'Desh, ka'Desh-Bar'ne-a - Standing out from the mountain range at the northward of the beautiful oasis amphitheater was the 'large single mass or small hill of solid rock' which Rowlands looked at as the cliff (Sela) smitten by Moses to cause it to 'give forth its water' when its flowing had ceased
Edom, Edomites - 1 Kings 22:47-48 ), and Edomites helped him in his war with Moab ( 2 Kings 3:1-27 ); in the reign of Joram, his successor, the Edomites regained their independence after a bloody revolution ( 2 Kings 8:20-21 ); at the beginning of the next century Amaziah reconquered them for a short time, capturing Sela, and slaughtering a large number of them ( 2 Kings 14:7 )
Edom - ... Chief of Edom’s mountain towns were Sela, Bozrah and Teman (2 Kings 14:7; Isaiah 34:6; Isaiah 63:1; Jeremiah 49:20; Jeremiah 49:22; Amos 1:11-12)
Rock - Among the rocks mentioned in Scripture are Sela (Judges 1:36, Revised Version ), Oreb (Judges 7:25), Etam (Judges 15:8), and Rimmon (Judges 20:45)
Edom - The Edomites became "dwellers in the clefts of the rocks" (Jeremiah 49:16; compare 2 Chronicles 25:11-12), like their Horite predecessors who were troglodytes or "dwellers in caves" (Obadiah 1:3-4) Petra (Sela, Hebrew, rock), their chief city, was cut in the rocks. ... Amaziah of Judah killed many thousands in the Valley of Salt near the Dead Sea, and took Selah, afterward Joktheel, the first mention of this extraordinary city (2 Kings 14:7), and adopted their gods of mount Seir
Trade And Commerce - A system of roads leading from Arabia, Egypt, and Mesopotamia appears to have converged at Sela or Petra, whence two branches spread northwards, to Gaza and to the eastern shore of the Dead Sea, continuing northwards on the left bank of the Jordan
Immorality, Sexual - Sela, improperly translated "rib" in many versions) of Adam and fashions it into a genetic counterpart that is specifically female, and which matches Adam's maleness for purposes of reproducing the species
Hieronymus, Eusebius (Jerome) Saint - ; Sela and Diapsalma , xxviii