Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesChesulloth, Kesulloth
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1 Identification

  1. Iksal (modern): 90% confidence
    1. cityscape of IksalIksal

Verses (1)

Josh 19:18

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookChesulloth (2007)Chesulloth
OpenBible.infoac3d92d (Chesulloth)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_1582
WikipediaCities in the Book of Joshua (nonunique url)


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 433
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Chisloth-tabor
  3. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Kesulloth
  4. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Chesulloth
  5. Baly, The Geography of the Bible (1974): page 159
  6. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011): Chisloth-tabor
  7. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Chesulloth
  8. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Josh 19:12; Josh 19:18
  9. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Chesulloth
  10. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  11. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 21
  12. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  13. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Chesulloth
  14. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Josh 19:17-23
  15. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Chesulloth
  16. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Chesulloth
  17. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Chesulloth
  18. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  19. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Chesulloth
  20. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Kesulloth
  21. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): ha-Kesullot
  22. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Chesulloth
  23. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 19:12
  24. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Chesulloth
  25. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  26. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)

Confidence Trends over Time

This chart indicates how confidence in the identification 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, for example, 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.

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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.