Jeku'thiël (Heb. Yekuthiël', יקוּתַיאֵל, reverence of God; Sept. Ι᾿εκθηήλ v.r. ὁ Χετιήλ), "father" of Zanoah and one of the sons apparently of Mered by his second wife Hodiah, or Jehudijah (1Ch 4:18). B.C. cir. 1618. SEE MERED.
"In the comment of Rabbi Joseph, Jered is interpreted to mean Moses and each of the names following are taken as titles borne by him. Jekuthiel — 'trust in God' — is so applied 'because in his days the Israelites trusted in the God of heaven for forty years in the wilderness.' In a remarkable prayer used by the Spanish and Portuguese Jews in the concluding service of the Sabbath, Elijah is invoked as having had 'tidings of peace delivered to him by the hand of Jekuthiel.' This is explained to refer to some transaction in the life of Phineas, with whom Elijah is, in the traditions of the Jews, believed to be identical (see Allen, Modern Judaism, p. 229)."