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Chesalon meaning

כסלון

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🔼The name Chesalon in the Bible

The name Chesalon occurs only one time in the Bible. In Joshua 15:10 it is equated with Mount Jearim, which marked the border of the territory allotted to the tribe of Judah.

🔼Etymology of the name Chesalon

The name Chesalon appears to be derived from the root-verb כסל (kasal), meaning either to be confident in a good way, or else in a stupid way:

🔼Chesalon meaning

Scholars appear to interpret this name along the lines of the positive meaning of our verb כסל, but since our name lacks context, there's no guarantee that this mountain wasn't know as Mount Goof.

For a meaning of the name Chesalon, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads a merciful Trust and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has Firm Confidence. BDB Theological Dictionary does not translate this name but does list in under the verb כסל.