Places Study on Valley of Salt

Places Study on Valley of Salt

2 Samuel 8: And David gat him a name when he returned from smiting of the Syrians in the valley of salt, being eighteen thousand men.
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 18: Moreover Abishai the son of Zeruiah slew of the Edomites in the valley of salt eighteen thousand.
2 Chronicles 25: And Amaziah strengthened himself, and led forth his people, and went to the valley of salt, and smote of the children of Seir ten thousand.
Psalms 60: {To the chief Musician upon Shushaneduth, Michtam of David, to teach; when he strove with Aramnaharaim and with Aramzobah, when Joab returned, and smote of Edom in the valley of salt twelve thousand.} O God, thou hast cast us off, thou hast scattered us, thou hast been displeased; O turn thyself to us again.

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Salt, the City of - One of the cities of Judah (Joshua 15:62 ), probably in the Valley of Salt, at the southern end of the Dead Sea
Joktheel - Having beaten Edom in "the Valley of Salt," S
Abishai - To him is attributed the slaughter of eighteen thousand Syrians or Edomites in the Valley of Salt
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
Amazi'ah - In order to restore his kingdom to the greatness of Jehoshaphat's days, he made war on the Edomites, defeated them in the Valley of Salt, south of the Dead Sea, and took their capital, Selah or Petra, to which he gave the name of Jokteel, i
Abishai - In 2 Samuel 8:13 the victory over the 15,000 Edomites or Syrians in the Valley of Salt is ascribed to David; in 1 Chronicles 18:12, to Abishai
Salt - Somewhere to the south-west of the Dead Sea, in the dry region of Israel known as the Negeb, was a place called the Valley of Salt (2 Samuel 8:13; 2 Kings 14:7)
Hadarezer - Psalm 60 by David was composed after victory in part had been gained over Aram Naharaim (Syria of the two floods) and Aram (Syria) of Zobah the kingdom of Hadarezer, who had come to help his vassals of Mesopotamia, the region of the two rivers Tigris and Euphrates; after having conquered the two Syrias, Joab returned and smote Edom in the Valley of Salt; Psalm 60 refers to the expedition subsequently undertaken to occupy Edom in revenge for Edom's invasion of Israel
Edom - David achieved a decisive victory in the Valley of Salt, probably just southwest of Beersheba where the ancient name still is preserved in modern Arabic wadi el-Milk. A later Judean king, Amaziah, is reported to have defeated the Edomites again in the Valley of Salt and then to have pursued ten thousand survivors to “the top of the rock” from which they were thrown down and dashed to pieces (2 Chronicles 25:11-12 ). 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
South - This tract is separated from the hills of Judaea or the mountains of Hebron by the broad plain of Beersheba (wady el Μalih , "the Valley of Salt") extending from the Dead Sea westward or S
Salt - ... Valley of Salt
Amaziah - Amaziah, with his own forces gave battle to the Edomites in the Valley of Salt, and defeated them; but having thus punished Edom, and taken their idols, he adored them as his own deities
Edom - ... 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. David was striving with Aram of the two rivers (Naharaim) and Aram-Zobah when Joab returned and smote of Edom in the Valley of Salt (the scene also of Amaziah's victory over Edom, the plain S. , alludes to this victory and to that over Edom (in 2 Samuel 8:13 "Edom" should be read for "the Syrians," Aram) in the Valley of Salt, the token that the expedition (Psalms 60:9-12) for occupying Edom in revenge for invading Israel would succeed
Salt - ... The southern shore of the Salt Sea supplied, salt abundantly; compare "the Valley of Salt" (2 Samuel 8:13) near the mountain of fossil salt, five miles long, the chief source of the salt in the sea
Salt - Maundrell, describing the Valley of Salt, says, "On the side toward Gibul there is a small precipice, occasioned by the continual taking away of the salt; and in this you may see how the veins of it lie
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
Obadiah - Amaziah slew of Edom in the Valley of Salt ten thousand, and took Selah by war (2 Kings 16:7), an earnest of Edom's foretold doom (Obadiah 1:1, etc
Joab - Joab, after David's defeat of Edom in the Valley of Salt (2 Samuel 8:13-14), was six months engaged in slaying the Edomite males, in revenge for their invasion of Israel in David's absence (1 Kings 11:15-16; Psalm 44); his first care was to bury the Israelites slain during the invasion by Edom
David - He followed on to smite Moab; then extended his border to the river Euphrates, and put garrisons in Syria of Damascus; he smote of the Syrians in the Valley of Salt 18,000