Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesChisloth-tabor, Chisloth Tabor, Kislot-Tabor, Kisloth-tabor, Kisloth Tabor
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

2 Possible Identifications

  1. another name for Chesulloth (ancient): 75% confidence
    1. cityscape of IksalIksal

  2. Iksal (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. cityscape of IksalIksal

Verses (1)

Josh 19:12

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookChisloth-Tabor (2007)Chisloth-tabor
OpenBible.infoa898f06 (Chisloth-tabor)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_1584


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 433
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Chisloth-tabor (place)
  3. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Kesulloth
  4. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Chisloth-tabor
  5. Baly, The Geography of the Bible (1974): page 162
  6. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Chisloth-Tabor
  7. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Josh 19:18
  8. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Chisloth-tabor
  9. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 20
  10. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  11. Holman Illustrated Guide to Bible Geography (2020): page 191
  12. Howard, Joshua (1998): 19:18-21 note 199
  13. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Chisloth-Tabor
  14. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Josh 19:17-23
  15. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016)
  16. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009): Chisloth-tabor
  17. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Chisloth-tabor
  18. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Chisloth-tabor
  19. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Kislot Tabor
  20. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Chisloth-tabor
  21. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 19:12
  22. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010): Kisloth Tabor
  23. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Josh 21:34-40

Confidence Trends over Time

This chart indicates how confidence in the identifications is changing over time. Each dot (connected by a dotted line) reflects the confidence of an identification over the preceding ten years (e.g., the 2009 dot reflects scholarship from 2000 to 2009), and the corresponding solid line reflects a best-fit line for the identification. Confidences that cluster near or below 0% indicate low confidence. Because of the small dataset, it's best to use this chart for general trends; if one identification is trending much higher than the others (in this case, another name for Chesulloth), then you can probably have higher confidence in the identification. This chart only reflects the sources I consulted (listed above), not an exhaustive review of the literature.

Thumbnail Image Credits



This page attempts to identify all the possible locations where this biblical place could be. The confidence levels add up to less than 100%, indicating that the modern location is uncertain. It's best to think about the confidences in relative rather than absolute terms. Often they reflect different schools of thought, each confident in their identifications.