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Lexicon :: Strong's H6943 - qeḏeš

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proper locative noun
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TWOT Reference: 1990d

Strong’s Definitions

קֶדֶשׁ Qedesh, keh'-desh; from H6942; a sanctum; Kedesh, the name of four places in Palestine:—Kedesh.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 12x

The KJV translates Strong's H6943 in the following manner: Kedesh (11x), Kedeshnaphtali (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 12x
The KJV translates Strong's H6943 in the following manner: Kedesh (11x), Kedeshnaphtali (1x).
  1. Kedesh = "holy place"

    1. a city in the extreme south of Judah

      1. same as 'Kadesh' and 'Kadesh-barnea'

    2. a city of Issachar allotted to the Gershonite Levites

    3. a fortified Canaanite city allotted to Naphtali

    4. a city of refuge in Naphtali

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
קֶדֶשׁ Qedesh, keh'-desh; from H6942; a sanctum; Kedesh, the name of four places in Palestine:—Kedesh.
STRONGS H6943: Abbreviations
קֶ֫דֶשׁ proper name, of a location (sanctuary) Καδης:
1. in Galilee Joshua 20:7; Joshua 21:32 (P), 1 Chronicles 6:61; Naphtali Joshua 19:37 (P), נַפְתָּלִי ק׳ Judges 4:6; = קֶדֶשׁ alone Joshua 12:22 (D; with king); Judges 4:9, 10 + Judges 4:11 (where possibly different place on sea of Galilee, see GFMJudg 117, 119), also 2 Kings 15:29; Tel Amarna †idši; Egyptian †dšë WMMAs.u.Eur.173,217; modern Kades, northwest of Lake Huleh; see RobBR iii. 366 ff. SurveyWP i. 226 ff. BuhlGeogr. 235 f.
2. Κεδες: city of refuge in Issachar 1 Chronicles 6:57 = קִשְׁיוֺן Joshua 21:28; possibly Tel Abu Kudeis [SurveyWP i. 69], approximately 2 miles southeast from Lejjun (Megiddo): compare BuhlGeogr. 209.
3. Καδης: in southern Judah; Joshua 15:23 (P) (= II. H6946 קָדֵשׁ 1 ? if so, then Masoretic distinction from קֶדֶשׁ in the north was here neglected).
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


12:22; 15:23; 19:37; 20:7; 21:28; 21:32


4:6; 4:9; 4:10; 4:11

2 Kings


1 Chronicles

6:57; 6:61


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H6943 matches the Hebrew קֶדֶשׁ (qeḏeš),
which occurs 12 times in 12 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 12:22 - The king of Kedesh, H6943 one; the king of Jokneam of Carmel, one;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:23 - And Kedesh, H6943 and Hazor, and Ithnan,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 19:37 - And Kedesh, H6943 and Edrei, and Enhazor,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 20:7 - And they appointed Kedesh H6943 in Galilee in mount Naphtali, and Shechem in mount Ephraim, and Kirjatharba, which is Hebron, in the mountain of Judah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 21:32 - And out of the tribe of Naphtali, Kedesh H6943 in Galilee with her suburbs, to be a city of refuge for the slayer; and Hammothdor with her suburbs, and Kartan with her suburbs; three cities.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:6 - And she sent and called Barak the son of Abinoam out of Kedeshnaphtali, H6943 and said unto him, Hath not the LORD God of Israel commanded, saying, Go and draw toward mount Tabor, and take with thee ten thousand men of the children of Naphtali and of the children of Zebulun?
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:9 - And she said, I will surely go with thee: notwithstanding the journey that thou takest shall not be for thine honour; for the LORD shall sell Sisera into the hand of a woman. And Deborah arose, and went with Barak to Kedesh. H6943
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:10 - And Barak called Zebulun and Naphtali to Kedesh; H6943 and he went up with ten thousand men at his feet: and Deborah went up with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:11 - Now Heber the Kenite, which was of the children of Hobab the father in law of Moses, had severed himself from the Kenites, and pitched his tent unto the plain of Zaanaim, which is by Kedesh. H6943
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 15:29 - In the days of Pekah king of Israel came Tiglathpileser king of Assyria, and took Ijon, and Abelbethmaachah, and Janoah, and Kedesh, H6943 and Hazor, and Gilead, and Galilee, all the land of Naphtali, and carried them captive to Assyria.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 6:72 - And out of the tribe of Issachar; Kedesh H6943 with her suburbs, Daberath with her suburbs,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 6:76 - And out of the tribe of Naphtali; Kedesh H6943 in Galilee with her suburbs, and Hammon with her suburbs, and Kirjathaim with her suburbs.
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