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Kesalon

KESALON (kěs'a-lŏn). A place identified (Josh.15.10) with Mount Jearim. It lay on the northern border of Judah, west of Jerusalem, NE of Beth Shemesh. It was on the site of modern Kesla.


CHESALON kĕs’ ə lŏn (כְּסָלֹ֑ון). A town on the northern boundary of the tribe of Judah (Josh 15:10). It is given in the text as another name for the “shoulder of Mt. Jearim.” The modern site is known as Kesla about ten m. W of Jerusalem.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

One of the cities on the Northern boundary of Judah (Jos 15:10). In the 4th century it was a "very large village." It is now Kesla, 2,087 ft. above sea-level, a small village perched on a mountain ridge to the South of Wady el Humar. See Palestine Exploration Fund, III, 25, 26; Sh XVII.