Type Settlement
Usage Biblical
Scripts סֶלַע(Ancient Hebrew)
Pronounced Pron. SEE-lə(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Means "rock" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a city, the capital of Edom. In the Greek and Latin Old Testament the name is translated as Petra, though it may be distinct from the Nabataean city.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesSela'(Biblical Hebrew)
Same SpellingSela'
Entry updated April 16, 2019