Jok'theel (Hebrew Yooktheel', יָקתאֵלֵ, subdued by God), the name of two cities.

1. (Sept. Ι᾿εχθαήλ v.r. Ι᾿αχαρεήλ.) A town in the plain of Judah, mentioned between Mizpeh and Lachish (Jos 15:38). The associated names indicate a locality in the district southwest or west of Eleutheropolis (Keil's Commentary, ad loc.); possibly at Balin, a small modern village a little south of Tell es-Safieh (Robinson, Researches, 2, 368).

2. (Sept. Ι᾿εκθοήλ v.r. Ι᾿εθοήλ.) The name given by king Amaziah to SELAH, the capital of Idumaea, or Arabia Petrea, and subsequently borne by it (2Ki 14:7); from which circumstance he appears to have improved it after having captured it. SEE PETRA.

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