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2 Kings 14:7

Overview - 2 Kings 14
Amaziah's good reign.
His justice on the murderers of his father.
His victory over Edom.
Amaziah, provoking Jehoash, is overcome and spoiled.
15 Jeroboam succeeds Jehoash.
17 Amaziah slain by a conspiracy.
21 Azariah succeeds him.
23 Jeroboam's wicked reign.
28 Zachariah succeeds him.
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2 Kings 14:7  (King James Version)
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.
 


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8:20-22 2 Chronicles 25:11 2 Chronicles 25:12

the valley of salt
Some suppose that the Valley of Salt was south of the Dead, or Salt Sea, towards the land of Edom; and others suppose it to be the Valley of Salt, about three or four miles south-east of Palmyra, which now supplies, in a great measure, the surrounding country with salt.
2 Samuel 8:13 ; 1 Chronicles 18:12 ; Psalms 60:1 ; *title

Selah
or, the rock.
{Selah} is generally supposed to be the same as {Petra,} which in Greek signifies a rock, the celebrated capital of Arabia Petra. Strabo places it three or four days' journey from Jericho, and five days' journey from the forest of palm trees on the Red Sea. Pliny places it 600 miles from Gaza, and 125 from the Persian Gulf; but Cellarius and Reland very justly consider that the numbers have been changed, and that we ought to read 125 miles from Gaza, and 600 from the Persian Gulf. Eusebius places Beerothbenejaakan 30 miles west from Petra, and Elath ten miles east; and Burckhardt discovered the ruins of this ancient city in a valley called Wady Mousa.

Joktheel
Joshua 15:38
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