The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Kadesh on the Orontes
Kadesh on the Orontes (תַּחְתִּים חָדְשִׁי‎, tachtim chodshiy; Καδής, Kadēs) (Also Qedesh, Kedesh, Qidshu, Qidd-shi). An ancient Hittite city on the Orontes River in Syria. Identified today with Tell Nebi Mend.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
KADESH-ON-THE-ORONTES. A city located strategically alongside the Orontes River in Syria on the site of Tell Nebi Mend (34° 34´ N; 36° 33´ E), and which flourished in the LB Age. Its inhabitants apparently included Hurrian, Aryan, and Semitic elements. The earliest mention of the city is in the annals
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
3. Kadesh on the Orontes, mentioned only in 2 S. 24:6 [Heb. ṭaḥtîm ḥoḏšî; corrected by the LXX (Lucian) to Gk. eis tḗn gḗn Chetieim Kadēs—‘to the land of the Hittites, toward Kadesh’ (cf. RSV, NEB)]; AV TAHTIM-HODSHI. An important Hittite stronghold on the Upper Orontes, just S of Lake Homs,
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Kadesh (kay´dish).1 Kadesh-barnea (kay´desh-bahr-nee´ah), a place in the wilderness of Paran between Shur and Edom, or alternately in the Wilderness of Zin, where it formed the south border of Canaan and the west border with Edom. In one passage it is called En-mishpat (Gen. 14:7). Abraham dwelt in
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
KADESH. 1. Kadesh Barneʾa. The site has been identified with ʿAin Qudeis, about 80km SW of Beer Sheva, but this depends on the similarity of the ancient and modern names. The spring produces an insignificant amount of water. ʿAin Qudeirat, roughly 8 km NW of ʿAin Qudeis, has much more water and vegetation
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Kadesh, Kadesh-Barnea
Kadesh (Heb. qāḏēš), KADESH-BARNEA (qāḏēš barnēaʿ)1. Kadesh-barnea, a site in the northern Sinai (the wilderness of Zin; Num. 20:1; 33:36) where Israel encamped at least twice in their wanderings. In the narrative of Chedorlaomer’s campaign into southern Canaan, Kadesh is called En-misphat,
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
KEDESH-ON-THE-ORONTES One of the most important ancient cities in Syria, identified with Tell Nebi Mend in the plain of Homs, between theLebanon and the Anti-Lebanon. The mound is 100 feet high and stretches for over 3/4 mile along the Nahr el-Asi (Orontes). The site was excavated in 1921–2 by M. Pézard
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
KADESH ON THE ORONTES<o-ron’-tez> (in Massoretic Text of 2 Samuel 24:6, under the corrupt form תַּהְתִּים חדַשִׁי‎ [tachtim chodhshi], which should be corrected from the Septuagint (Luc.) reading: [εἰς τὴν γὴν Χεττιεὶμ Καδής, eis ten genitive Chettieim Kades], “to the land of the Hittites unto
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Kadesh on the Orontes
Kadesh on the Orontes. Also Kedesh and Qadesh (in Tell el Amarna texts, Qidša; see Y. Aharoni, The Land of the Bible: A Historical Geography, rev. ed. [1979], 159). A town on the Orontes River in Syria, just S of the Lake of Humus (Ḥoms). The familiar battle between Ramses II and the Hittites took
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Kadesh on the Orontes
KADESH ON THE ORONTES, ō̇-ronʹtēz (in MT of 2 S 24:6, under the corrupt form תַּחְתִּים חָדְשִׁי‎, taḥtīm ḥodhshī, which should be corrected from the LXX [Luc.] reading: εἰς τὴς γὴν Χεττιεὶμ Καδής, eis tḗn gḗn Chettieím Kadḗs, to the land of the Hittites unto Kadesh,” into אֶרֶץ הַחִתִּים קָדֵשָׁה‎,
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
KADESH-ON-THE-ORONTES. Site of a major battle between Ramesses II of Egypt and the Hittites, located north of Damascus on the Orontes River (modern Tell Nebi Mend). The exact year of the battle is unknown, but it occurred in the fifth year of Ramesses’ reign (ca. 1274 bce) according to Egyptian sources.