extended, a Levitical city in the mountains or hill-country of Judah ( Joshua 15:55 ; 21:16 ). Its modern name is Yutta, a place about 5 1/2 miles south of Hebron. It is supposed to have been the residence of Zacharias and Elisabeth, and the birthplace of John the Baptist, and on this account is annually visited by thousands of pilgrims belonging to the Greek Church ( Luke 1:39 ). (See MARY .)
(stretched out ), a city in the mountain region of Judah, in the neighborhood of Maon and Carmel. ( Joshua 15:55 ) The place is now known as Yutta .