Che'sil (Hebrews Kesil´, כּסַיל, a fool, i.e. profane, as in Ps 49:11, and elsewhere; Sept. Χεσίλ v. r. Χασείρ and Βαιθήλ; Vulg. Cesil), a town in the extreme south of Palestine, named between Eltolad and Hormah (Jos 15:30). In the list of towns given out of Judah to Simeon, the name BETHUL SEE BETHUL (q.v.) occurs in place of it (Jos 19:4), as if the one were identical with, or a corruption of, the other. This is confirmed by the reading of 1Ch 4:30, BETHUEL; by that of the Sept. as given above, and by the mention in 1Sa 30:27, of a BETHEL among the cities of the extreme south. It is merely mentioned by Eusebius and Jerome in the Onomasticon (s.v. Χοιλή, Chisil). SEE URION.