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Lexicon :: Strong's H6943 - qeḏeš

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Part of Speech
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).
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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 in Carmel, one;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:23 - Kedesh H6943, Hazor, and Ithnan,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 19:37 - Kedesh H6943, Edrei, and En-hazor,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 20:7 - So they [fn]set apart Kedesh H6943 in [fn]Galilee in the hill country of Naphtali, and Shechem in the hill country of Ephraim, and Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron) in the hill country of Judah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 21:32 - And from the tribe of Naphtali, they gave Kedesh H6943 in Galilee, the city of refuge for the one who commits manslaughter, with its pasture lands, Hammoth-dor with its pasture lands, and Kartan with its pasture lands; three cities.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:6 - Now she sent word and summoned Barak the son of Abinoam from Kedesh-naphtali H6943, and said to him, “[fn]The LORD, the God of Israel, has indeed commanded, ‘Go and march to Mount Tabor, and take with you ten thousand men from the sons of Naphtali and from the sons of Zebulun.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:9 - She said, “I will certainly go with you; however, the fame shall not be yours on the journey that you are about to take, for the LORD will sell Sisera into the hand of a woman.” Then Deborah got up and went with Barak to Kedesh H6943.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:10 - Barak summoned Zebulun and Naphtali to Kedesh H6943, and ten thousand men went up [fn]with him; Deborah also went up with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:11 - Now Heber the Kenite had separated himself from the Kenites, from the sons of Hobab the [fn]father-in-law of Moses, and had pitched his tent as far away as the [fn]oak in Zaanannim, which is near Kedesh H6943.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 15:29 - In the days of Pekah king of Israel, [fn]Tiglath-pileser the king of Assyria came and took Ijon, Abel-beth-maacah, Janoah, Kedesh H6943, Hazor, Gilead, and Galilee, all the land of Naphtali; and he led [fn]their populations into exile to Assyria.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 6:72 - and from the tribe of Issachar: Kedesh H6943 with its pasture lands, Daberath with its pasture lands,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 6:76 - and from the tribe of Naphtali: Kedesh H6943 in Galilee with its pasture lands, Hammon with its pasture lands, and Kiriathaim with its pasture lands.
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