The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Tell Qades
Kedesh in Naphtali (קֶדֶשׁ‎, qedesh). Also called Qades, Qadesh, or Qedesh. A village in the territory of Naphtali (Josh 12:22; 20:7; 21:32; Judg 4:6–11; 2 Kgs 15:29; 1 Chr 6:76; Tobit 1:2). It is identified with the modern-day archaeological site Tell Qades, located in the Kedesh Valley in upper Galilee.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Kedesh (Place)
KEDESH (PLACE) [Heb qedeš (קֶדֶשׁ‎)]. 1. A variant form of KADESH-BARNEA.2. A levitical city in Issachar (1 Chr 6:57), assigned to the sons of Gershon. The parallel version (Josh 21:28) is KISHION; therefore, some scholars maintained that the version in 1 Chr 6:57 is a corruption inspired by Kedesh
Qades, Tell
QADES, TELL (M.R. 200279). A site in upper Galilee located about 15 km N of Safed. The site comprises a tell at the W edge of the Kadesh Valley and a low hill overlooking the valley some 200 m to the E. It is to be identified with the Kedesh in Naphtali mentioned in both biblical and extrabiblical sources.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Kedesh. 1. Town in the Judean Negeb (Jos 15:23); its appearance alongside Adadah (Aroer) militates against its identification with Kadesh-barnea.2. City of refuge in Upper Galilee, in the territory of Naphtali (Jos 20:7), set apart for the Gershonite clan of Levi (Jos 21:32; 1 Chr 6:76), and the home
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
2. A town located in the territory of Issachar and given to the Gershonite Levites (1 Ch. 6:72 [MT 57]). In Josh. 21:28 it is called Kishion (AV, NEB, Kishon); the AV rendering may be more correct since the town was spelled qsn in the list of conquered cities compiled under Thutmose III. The entry in
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
KEDESH1. Town in the Judean Negev (Jos 15:23); its appearance alongside Adadah (Aroer) argues against its identification with Kadesh-barnea.2. City of refuge in upper Galilee, in the territory of Naphtali (Jos 20:7), set apart for the Gershonite clan of Levi (Jos 21:32; 1 Chr 6:76), and the home of
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Kedesh (kee´dish; Heb., “to be holy”), a name for several places with ancient sanctuaries; they are often difficult to distinguish from one another.1 Kedesh in Naphtali (Josh. 19:37); it is the town from which Barak was called (Judg. 4:6) and where he gathered his forces (4:10). Modern Khirbet Qedish
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
KEDESH1. A well fortified Canaanite city, identified with Tell Qades, NW of the now-drained Lake Huleh and nine miles N of Hazor. It was mentioned by Thutmose III (1483–1450 b.c.) in his first list of conquered Palestinian cities as Qdsh and by Seti I (c. 1310 b.c.), according to J. Simons (Egyptian
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Kedesh, Kedesh In Naphtali
KEDESH, KEDESH IN NAPHTALI. 1. A former Canaanite royal city (Jos. 12:22) which became a principal town in Naphtali (Jos. 19:37). It was sometimes designated ‘of Naphtali’ (Jdg. 4:6) to distinguish it from 2. It was assigned to the Levites (Jos. 21:32) and made a city of refuge (20:7). Kedesh was also
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Kedesh (Heb. qeḏeš) (also KADESH-BARNEA, KISHION)1. A city in Upper Galilee, 10 km. (6 mi.) NW of Hazor, in the hills near Lake Huleh. Tel Kedesh/Tell Qades (199279) is the largest tell in Upper Galilee, and preliminary excavations have identified extensive occupation in the Early Bronze Age and continuing
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Kedesh [kēˊdĕsh] (Heb. qeḏeš “holy place”).† The names Kedesh and Kadesh generally designate sites where pre-Israelite sanctuaries were located. Distinguished only by the later Masoretic vowel pointing, sites named Kedesh generally are found in the north and those named Kadesh in the south.
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
KEDESH a) A Canaanite city in Galilee, in the territory of Naphtali, whose ruler was one of the 31 kings vanquished by Joshua (Josh. 12:22). To distinguish it from other cities with the same name it was also referred to as Kedesh in Galilee in Mount Naphtali (Josh. 20:7). It was given to the Levites
Catholic Bible Dictionary
KEDESH The chief city in the territory of Naphtali in northern Galilee (Josh 19:37); probably the modern site of Tell Qades. Kedesh had been a Canaanite royal city, and the king of Kedesh was defeated by Joshua (Josh 12:22). After the conquest of Canaan, Kedesh was designated one of the forty-eight Levitical
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