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Chesulloth meaning

כסולת

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🔼The name Chesulloth in the Bible

The name Chesulloth occurs only one time in the Bible. It's mentioned among the towns that were situated in the territory allotted to the tribe of Issachar (Joshua 19:18).

🔼Etymology of the name Chesulloth

The name Chesulloth appears to be a plural form of a noun derived from the root כסל (kasal):

🔼Chesulloth meaning

For a meaning of the name Chesulloth, NOBSE Study Bible Name List has Loins or Slopes and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes Confidences.

BDB Theological Dictionary doesn't separately interpret the name Chesulloth, but does list it under the root כסל. BDB also claims that Chesulloth is the same as Chisloth-tabor (Joshua 19:12), which BDB translates with Loins or Flanks Of Tabor. But Chisloth-tabor was situated in Zebulun, while Chesulloth was in Issachar. Issachar's territory reached up to Tabor (Joshua 19:22), but that doesn't mean that Chesulloth was near Tabor.