Lectionary Calendar
Saturday, April 13th, 2024
the Second Week after Easter
Partner with StudyLight.org as God uses us to make a difference for those displaced by Russia's war on Ukraine.
Click to donate today!

Bible Lexicons

Old Testament Hebrew Lexical DictionaryHebrew Lexicon

Strong's #5554 - סֶלַע

the same as (H5553)
Parts of Speech
Proper Name Location
Search for…
Browse by letter:
Prev Entry
Next Entry
סֶלַע הַמַּחְלְקוֹת

Sela = “the rock”

1) a place in Edom

1a) perhaps an early name for ‘Petra’

Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (2)
2 Kings 1
Isaiah 1
NAS (3)
Judges 1
2 Kings 1
Isaiah 1
HCS (4)
Judges 1
2 Kings 1
Isaiah 2
BSB (3)
2 Kings 1
Isaiah 2
ESV (1)
2 Kings 1
WEB (2)
2 Kings 1
Isaiah 1
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 II. סֶ֫לַע proper name, of a location in Edom, ׳מֵהַהַסּ Judges 1:36 (strike out מֵ, compare GFM); ׳הַסּ captured in war 2 Kings 14:7 (and called יָקְתְאֵל); ׳מִסּ Isaiah 16:1; site dubious; old identification with Petra denied, plausibly, by Buhl Edom GFM Ju, 36 (who thinks of an actual cliff), but held Benz 2 Kings 14:7 Bd Pal (1898), 206; ᵐ5 ()πέτρα.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.All rights reserved. Used by permission. BibleSoft.com
Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

סֶלַע m.

(1)  a rock, Judges 15:8, 11 Judges 15:11; 1 Samuel 23:25, etc. Metaph. God is called any one’s rock, i.e. his refuge, where he is safe from foes, Psalms 18:3, 31:4 42:10.

(2) [Selah, Sela], pr.n. Petra, the chief city of the Edomites, situated between the Dead Sea and the Ælanitic gulf, in a valley surrounded with lofty rocks, so that a very great part of the abodes were excavated in the rock. It is written with the art. הַסֶּלַע Judges 1:36; 2 Kings 14:7 poet. without it, Isaiah 16:1. See Relandi Palæstina, p. 926-951. The ruins of the ancient city still exist, called وادى موسى (the valley of Moses); see my Comm. on Isaiah, loc. cit., and Burckhardt’s Travels in Syria, etc. p. 703, seq. ed. Germ.

These files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available BibleSupport.com
List of Word Forms
הַסֶּ֖לַע הסלע מִסֶּ֣לַע מסלע סֶ֔לַע סלע has·se·la‘ hasSela hassela‘ mis·se·la‘ misSela missela‘ se·la‘ Sela sela‘
adsFree icon
Ads FreeProfile