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Chesil
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Chesil
Chesil (כְּסִיל‎, kesil). A town in the south Negev, assigned to the tribe of Judah (Josh 15:30; compare Josh 19:4); 1 Chr 4:30).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Chesil (Place)
CHESIL (PLACE) [Heb kĕsı̂l (כְּסִיל)]. A town in Judah located in the extreme S (Negeb) near Hormah and Ziklag and toward the boundary of Edom (Josh 15:30). In other lists of S Judean towns, it is replaced with Bethul (Josh 19:4) and BETHUEL (1 Chr 4:30). Also, 1 Sam 30:27 refers to a BETHEL in S Judah,
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Chesil
Chesil. City situated along the borders of Edom in the Negeb, allotted to Judah’s tribe for an inheritance (Jos 15:30). In parallel lists of towns Chesil is replaced by Bethul (Jos 19:4), Bethuel (1 Chr 4:30), and perhaps Bethel—not to be confused with the Bethel north of Jerusalem (1 Sm 30:27). Bethuel
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Chesil
Chesil kḕsəl, kes̀il [Heb. kesîl; Gk. Chaseir]; NEB KESIL. A town in the extreme south of Judah named with Eltolad, Hormah, and Ziklag (Josh. 15:30). The name does not occur again. In Josh. 19:4 it is replaced by Bethul (Gk. Baithēl), and in 1 Ch. 4:30 by Bethuel.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Kesil
KESIL City situated along the borders of Edom in the Negev, allotted to Judah’s tribe for an inheritance (Jos 15:30). In parallel lists of towns Kesil is replaced by Bethul (Jos 19:4), Bethuel (1 Chr 4:30), and perhaps Bethel—not to be confused with the Bethel north of Jerusalem (1 Sm 30:27). Bethuel
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Chesil
CHESIL. A town in the extreme S of Judah named with Eltolad and Hormah (Josh 15:30). The name is not mentioned again. Chesil evidently corresponds with Bethul (Josh 19:4), Bethuel (1 Chr 4:30), and Bethel (1 Sam 30:27). See Bethel.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Chesil
Chesil (Heb. kĕsɩ̂l)A town within the southern part of Judah’s inheritance (Josh. 15:30). In comparable lists of southern Judean towns, Chesil is replaced with Bethul (Josh. 19:4) and Bethuel (1 Chr. 4:30). Contextually, it is placed between Eltolad and Hormah, which would suggest a location E of Beer-sheba.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Chesil
Chesil [kēˊsəl] (Heb. kesîl). A city in the Shephelah of Judah, between Eltolad and Hormah (Josh. 15:30; NIV “Kesil”). In some lists of cities it is called Bethul (Josh. 19:4) or Bethuel (1 Chr. 4:30). If these are the same city, Chesil would have been located east of Beer-sheba.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Chesil
Che´sil (idolatrous), a town in the extreme south of Palestine, Josh. 15:30, 15 miles southwest of Beersheba. In Josh. 19:4 the name is Bethul.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Chesil
CHE´SIL (keʹsil; “a fool”), Ke´sil (NIV). A town in the S of Judah (Josh. 15:30), identical with Bethul and Bethuel (19:4; 1 Chron. 4:30; “Bethel,” 1 Sam. 30:27).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Chesil
Chesilungodly, a town in the south of Judah (Josh. 15:30); probably the same as Bethul (19:4) and Bethuel (1 Chr. 4:30); now Khelasa.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Chesil
CHESIL [KEE sil] — a village in southern Judah, named with Eltolad, Hormah, and Ziklag (Josh. 15:30; Kesil, NIV).
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