Juttah (pronounced Yutta) (Hebrew: יוטה‎) is a town in Palestine identified with modern-day Yattah, which is located on a hill about 10 km south of Hebron, on the West Bank.

Juttah & its territorial periphery is listed as one of the 13 Kohanic cities given from the hill-country of Judah (Joshua 15:55; 21:16). It is believed[1] to have been the home of Zechariah and Elizabeth, the parents of John the Baptist (Luke 1:39).


  1. ^ Philip S. Moxom, 'The Boyhood of John the Baptist', The Biblical World, 10.6 (1897), 454-461, p. 456