Ches'alon (Hebrews Kesalon´, כּסָלוֹן, place of confidence; Sept. Χασαλών v. r. Χασλών), a place named as one of the landmarks on the west part of the north boundary of Judah, beyond Mt. Seir, and apparently situated on the shoulder (A. V. "side") of Matthew Jearim (Jos 15:10). This last, the "Mount of Forests," has not necessarily any connection with Kirjath- Jearim, though the two were evidently, from their proximity in this statement of the boundary, not far apart. SEE JEARIM. Chesalon was the next landmark to Bethshemesh, and it is quite in accordance with this that Dr. Robinson has observed a modern village named Kesla, about six miles to the N.E. of Ainshems, on the western mountains of Judah (Researches, 2:364, note; Later Res. p. 154). Eusebius and Jerome, in the Onomasticon (s.v. Χαλασών, Chaslon), mention a place of a similar name, but they differ as to its situation, the former placing it in Benjamin, the latter in Judah: both agree that it was a very large village in the neighborhood of Jerusalem. The position of the border-line at this point determines that it lay within Judah. SEE TRIBE.

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