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kedesh


kedesh


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Kedesh 
  sanctuary.  (1.)  A  place  in  the  extreme  south  of  Judah  (Josh. 
  15:23).  Probably  the  same  as  Kadesh-barnea  (q.v.). 
 
  (2.)  A  city  of  Issachar  (1  Chr.  6:72).  Possibly  Tell  Abu 
  Kadeis  near  Lejjun 
 
  (3.)  A  "fenced  city"  of  Naphtali,  one  of  the  cities  of  refuge 
  (Josh.  19:37;  Judg.  4:6).  It  was  assigned  to  the  Gershonite 
  Levites  (Josh.  21:32).  It  was  originally  a  Canaanite  royal  city 
  (Josh.  12:22),  and  was  the  residence  of  Barak  (Judg.  4:6);  and 
  here  he  and  Deborah  assembled  the  tribes  of  Zebulun  and  Naphtali 
  before  the  commencement  of  the  conflict  with  Sisera  in  the  plain 
  of  Esdraelon,  "for  Jehovah  among  the  mighty"  (9,  10).  In  the 
  reign  of  Pekah  it  was  taken  by  Tiglath-Pileser  (2  Kings  15:29). 
  It  was  situated  near  the  plain"  (rather  "the  oak")  of  Zaanaim, 
  and  has  been  identified  with  the  modern  Kedes,  on  the  hills 
  fully  four  miles  north-west  of  Lake  El  Huleh. 
 
  It  has  been  supposed  by  some  that  the  Kedesh  of  the  narrative, 
  where  Barak  assembled  his  troops,  was  not  the  place  in  Upper 
  Galilee  so  named  which  was  30  miles  distant  from  the  plain  of 
  Esdraelon,  but  Kedish,  on  the  shore  of  the  Sea  of  Galilee,  12 
  miles  from  Tabor.