Kadesh (Kay´dish)

A city in ancient Palestine. 1 Kadesh-barnea, a place in the wilderness of Paran between Shur and Edom, or alternatively in the Wilderness of Zin, where it formed the south border of Canaan and the west border with Edom. Abraham dwelt in the area (Gen 20:1). It was the camp for the failed invasion of Canaan from the south (Num 13-14), after which the Israelites left the area (Num 20:1-29). At this time Kadesh became an important symbol in the early history of Israel (Num 32:8; Num 33:36-37; Deut 1:2; Deut 1:19; Deut 1:46; Deut 2:14; Deut 9:23; Deut 32:51; Josh 10:41; Josh 14:6-7; Josh 15:3; Judg 11:16-17). 2 Kadesh-on-the-Orontes, where Rameses II fought with the Hittites (ca. 1286 BCE).

Gen 20:1

Abraham and Sarah at Gerar
1From there Abraham journeyed toward the region of the Negeb, and settled between Kadesh and Shur. While residing in Gerar as an alie ... View more

Num 13-14

Spies Sent into Canaan
1The Lord said to Moses,2“Send men to spy out the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the Israelites; from each of their ancestral tribe ... View more

Num 20:1-29

The Waters of Meribah
1The Israelites, the whole congregation, came into the wilderness of Zin in the first month, and the people stayed in Kadesh. Miriam died ... View more

Num 32:8

8Your fathers did this, when I sent them from Kadesh-barnea to see the land.

Num 33:36-37

36They set out from Ezion-geber and camped in the wilderness of Zin (that is, Kadesh).37They set out from Kadesh and camped at Mount Hor, on the edge of the lan ... View more

Deut 1:2

2(By the way of Mount Seir it takes eleven days to reach Kadesh-barnea from Horeb.)

Deut 1:19

Israel's Refusal to Enter the Land
19Then, just as the Lord our God had ordered us, we set out from Horeb and went through all that great and terrible wildernes ... View more

Deut 1:46

The Desert Years
46After you had stayed at Kadesh as many days as you did,

Deut 2:14

14And the length of time we had traveled from Kadesh-barnea until we crossed the Wadi Zered was thirty-eight years, until the entire generation of warriors had ... View more

Deut 9:23

23And when the Lord sent you from Kadesh-barnea, saying, “Go up and occupy the land that I have given you,” you rebelled against the command of the Lord your Go ... View more

Deut 32:51

51because both of you broke faith with me among the Israelites at the waters of Meribath-kadesh in the wilderness of Zin, by failing to maintain my holiness amo ... View more

Josh 10:41

41And Joshua defeated them from Kadesh-barnea to Gaza, and all the country of Goshen, as far as Gibeon.

Josh 14:6-7

Hebron Allotted to Caleb
6Then the people of Judah came to Joshua at Gilgal; and Caleb son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite said to him, “You know what the Lord said ... View more

Josh 15:3

3it goes out southward of the ascent of Akrabbim, passes along to Zin, and goes up south of Kadesh-barnea, along by Hezron, up to Addar, makes a turn to Karka,

Judg 11:16-17

16but when they came up from Egypt, Israel went through the wilderness to the Red Sea and came to Kadesh.17Israel then sent messengers to the king of Edom, sayi ... View more

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