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Lexicon :: Strong's H6946 - qāḏēš

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Part of Speech
proper locative noun
Root Word (Etymology)
The same as קָדֵשׁ (H6945)
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TWOT Reference: 1990e

Strong’s Definitions

קָדֵשׁ Qâdêsh, kaw-dashe'; the same as H6945; sanctuary; Kadesh, a place in the Desert:—Kadesh. Compare H6947.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 18x

The KJV translates Strong's H6946 in the following manner: Kadesh (17x), Meribahkadesh (with H4808) (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 18x
The KJV translates Strong's H6946 in the following manner: Kadesh (17x), Meribahkadesh (with H4808) (1x).
  1. Kadesh = "holy"

    1. a city in the extreme south of Judah

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

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
קָדֵשׁ Qâdêsh, kaw-dashe'; the same as H6945; sanctuary; Kadesh, a place in the Desert:—Kadesh. Compare H6947.
† II. קָדֵשׁ proper name, of a location (sacred; but perhaps originally קֶדֶשׁ and pointing artificial to distinguish from ק׳ in N); —
1. Καδης: in south of Judah Genesis 16:14 (J), Genesis 20:1 (E), in פָּארָן מִדְבַּר Numbers 13:26 (P), specifically צִן מ׳ Numbers 20:1; Numbers 33:36, compare קָדֵשׁ מ׳ Psalm 29:8; on western border of Edom Numbers 20:16 (E), Numbers 33:37 (P), compare Numbers 20:14 (E), Numbers 20:22 (P), Judges 11:16, 17 (hence RobBR ii. 175, 194 sought it at `Ain Weibeh, in west of Arabah); long adobe of Israel during Exodus. Deuteronomy 1:46; מֵי מְרִיבַת ק׳ Numbers 27:14 (compare Numbers 20:1-13), Deuteronomy 32:51 (P), Ezekiel 47:19 (read מְרִיבַת), Ezekiel 48:28,
[compare H6944 Deuteronomy 33:2 (see קֹדֶשׁ near the end)];
[compare H5880 מִשְׁפָּט עֵין Genesis 14:7]; =
[H6947 בַּרְנֵעַ ק׳ (meaning of ב׳ unknown; Greek Version of the LXX Kings (τοῦ) βαρνη); — Numbers 32:8 (J), Deuteronomy 1:2, 19; Deuteronomy 2:14; Deuteronomy 9:23; Joshua 10:41 (D), Numbers 34:4; Joshua 15:3 (P)]; —
modern ‘Ain Ḳadîs (Ḳudais, bdb087401), approximately 50 miles south of Beersheba, J.Rowlands (1842) see GWilliamsHoly City, 464 f., and especially HCTrumbull (1881)Kadesh Barnea, 238-321.
2. Hittite capital on the Orontes, north of Damascus, towards Hamath (Egyptian Ḳdš, Ḳdšu, Ḳdše WMMAs.u.Eur.213 ff.); — [H8483 2 Samuel 24:6] LXX of Lucian (Lag.) We Dr Kit Bu Löhr, reading אֶרֶץ הַחִתִּים קָדֵ֫שָׁה for MT תַּחְתִּים חָדְשִׁי א׳ (הַחִתִּים already HiGeschichte. Israel i. 29; קָדֵ֫שָׁה Th, קֶ֫דְשָׁה Klo, of קֶדֶשׁ in Naphtali); HPS doubts.
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16:14; 20:1


13:26; 20:1; 20:1; 20:2; 20:3; 20:4; 20:5; 20:6; 20:7; 20:8; 20:9; 20:10; 20:11; 20:12; 20:13; 20:14; 20:16; 20:22; 27:14; 33:36; 33:37


1:46; 32:51


11:16; 11:17




47:19; 48:28


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H6946 matches the Hebrew קָדֵשׁ (qāḏēš),
which occurs 18 times in 18 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:7 - Then they turned back and came to En-mishpat (that is, Kadesh), H6946 and [fn]conquered all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites, who lived in Hazazon-tamar.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 16:14 - Therefore the well was called [fn]Beer-lahai-roi; behold, it is between Kadesh H6946 and Bered.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 20:1 - Now Abraham journeyed from there toward the land of the [fn]Negev, and [fn]settled between Kadesh H6946 and Shur; then he sojourned in Gerar.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:26 - they proceeded to come to Moses and Aaron and to all the congregation of the sons of Israel [fn]in the wilderness of Paran, at Kadesh; H6946 and they brought back word to them and to all the congregation and showed them the fruit of the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:1 - Then the sons of Israel, the whole congregation, came to the wilderness of Zin in the first month; and the people stayed at Kadesh. H6946 Now Miriam died there and was buried there.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:14 - From Kadesh H6946 Moses then sent messengers to the king of Edom: “Thus your brother Israel has said, ‘You know all the hardship that has befallen us;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:16 - ‘But when we cried out to the LORD, He heard our voice and sent an angel and brought us out from Egypt; now behold, we are at Kadesh, H6946 a town on the edge of your territory.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:22 - Now when they set out from Kadesh, H6946 the sons of Israel, the whole congregation, came to Mount Hor.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 27:14 - for in the wilderness of Zin, during the strife of the congregation, you rebelled against My [fn]command [fn]to treat Me as holy before their eyes at the water.” (These are the waters of Meribah of Kadesh H6946 in the wilderness of Zin.)
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 33:36 - They journeyed from Ezion-geber and camped in the wilderness of Zin, that is, Kadesh. H6946
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 33:37 - They journeyed from Kadesh H6946 and camped at Mount Hor, at the edge of the land of Edom.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:46 - “So you remained in Kadesh H6946 many days, [fn]the days that you spent there.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:51 - because you broke faith with Me in the midst of the sons of Israel at the waters of Meribah-kadesh, H6946 in the wilderness of Zin, because you did not treat Me as holy in the midst of the sons of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:16 - ‘For when they came up from Egypt, and Israel went through the wilderness to the [fn]Red Sea and came to Kadesh, H6946
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:17 - then Israel sent messengers to the king of Edom, saying, “Please let us pass through your land,” but the king of Edom would not listen. And they also sent to the king of Moab, but he would not consent. So Israel remained at Kadesh. H6946
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 29:8 - The voice of the LORD [fn]shakes the wilderness;
The LORD shakes the wilderness of Kadesh. H6946
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 47:19 - “The south side toward the south shall extend from Tamar as far as the waters of Meribath-kadesh, H6946 to the brook of Egypt and to the Great Sea. This is the south side toward the south.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 48:28 - “And beside the border of Gad, at the south side toward the south, the border shall be from Tamar to the waters of Meribath-kadesh, H6946 to the brook of Egypt, to the Great Sea.

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