🔼The name Kishion in the Bible
The name Kishion belongs to a town in the territory of Issachar (Joshua 19:20), which was subsequently assigned to the Gershonite Levites (Joshua 21:28). In 1 Chronicles 6:72 this town is called Kedesh, and the Levite benefactors are called sons of Gershom (1 Chronicles 6:71).
🔼Etymology of the name Kishion
The name Kishion comes from either of the two roots קשה:
The ון upon which our name ends is a common construction to personify or localize the root.
For a meaning of the name Kishion, all sources go with the verb קשה I (qasha I), meaning to be hard or severe. NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Hardness. Alfred Jones (Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names) takes the ון-extension to be an intensifier and reads Very Hard. BDB Theological Dictionary doesn't interpret our name but does list it under קשה I.