Originally posted by sk0rpi0n
It isn't. Jesus never set foot into Kedar and Jesus never shamed the idolaters of Kedar.
Isaiah 42 refers to a non-Israelite prophet.... who shamed the idolaters of Kedar and the wilderness, i.e - Arabia. The entire chapter is about the
transformation of the lives of people who lived in the darkness of idolatry.
Let's look at that verse again...
11 Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift up their voice, the villages that Kedar doth inhabit: let the inhabitants of the rock sing, let them
shout from the top of the mountains.
First of all, this is referring to the Kedarites (the Tribe of Kedar), but who are the Kedarites? They are a scattered tribe, but "the inhabitants
of the rock" are the ones who will be singing and they are not the Kedarites.
Who are the Kedarites?
Who are the "inhabitants of the rock"?
So the verse in 2 Kings 14 shows us first and foremost that Selah is a place that existed then and exists now. We call it today the rock walled city
of Petra, located in Jordan. Selah (Sela) is also mentioned multiple times in the book of Isaiah:
"Send ye the lamb to the ruler of the land from Sela to the wilderness, unto the mount of the daughter of Zion. For it shall be, [that], as a
wandering bird cast out of the nest, [so] the daughters of Moab shall be at the fords of Arnon." Isaiah 16:1,2
"Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift up [their voice], the villages [that] Kedar doth inhabit: let the inhabitants of the rock sing, let
them shout from the top of the mountains." Isaiah 42:11
What's fascinating about the passage in Isaiah 42:11 is that it refers to the people of Selah as the "inhabitants of the rock". Obadiah also
mentions a civilization that lives in the rocks in the Land of Edom. Selah Petra was the capital of Edom:
If you read Psalm 87 and Psalm 120, you can tell that the Kedarites are inhabiting Selah along with the Kehorites. And it's the Kehorites who are
Where is this "rock walled city of Petra" otherwise known as Selah (Sela)?