Places Study on Kedesh

Places Study on Kedesh

Joshua 12: The king of Kedesh, one; the king of Jokneam of Carmel, one;
Joshua 15: And Kedesh, and Hazor, and Ithnan,
Joshua 19: And Kedesh, and Edrei, and Enhazor,
Joshua 20: And they appointed Kedesh in Galilee in mount Naphtali, and Shechem in mount Ephraim, and Kirjatharba, which is Hebron, in the mountain of Judah.
Joshua 21: And out of the tribe of Naphtali, Kedesh 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.
Judges 4: And she sent and called Barak the son of Abinoam out of Kedeshnaphtali, 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?
Judges 4: 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.
Judges 4: And Barak called Zebulun and Naphtali to Kedesh; and he went up with ten thousand men at his feet: and Deborah went up with him.
Judges 4: 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.
2 Kings 15: In the days of Pekah king of Israel came Tiglathpileser king of Assyria, and took Ijon, and Abelbethmaachah, and Janoah, and Kedesh, and Hazor, and Gilead, and Galilee, all the land of Naphtali, and carried them captive to Assyria.
1 Chronicles 6: And out of the tribe of Issachar; Kedesh with her suburbs, Daberath with her suburbs,
1 Chronicles 6: And out of the tribe of Naphtali; Kedesh in Galilee with her suburbs, and Hammon with her suburbs, and Kirjathaim with her suburbs.

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Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Kedesh
1. A town in Judah's extreme S. (Joshua 15:23). ("sanctuary".)

2. Of Issachar, assigned to the Gershonite Levites (1 Chronicles 6:72); Kishon in Joshua 21:28 probably the better reading.

3. Kedesh Naphtali, or Kedesh in Galilee (Joshua 19:37), a Levitical city of refuge assigned to the Gershonite Levites (Joshua 20:7). Barak's birthplace (Judges 4:6; Judges 4:9-10), where he and Deborah assembled Zebulun and Naphtali as being a "holy" place, which Kedesh means. Kedesh Naphtali is now Kades at the western edge of Huleh, the marshy basin through which Jordan passes into the sea of Merom, from which Kedesh lies N.W. four miles distant. Its site is on a high ridge jutting out from the western hills, well watered, and environed by plains well cultivated and peopled. Conder (Palestine Exploration Quarterly Statement, January, 1877, p. 25) conjectures that the Kedesh to which Barak called Israel together is distinct from Kadesh (or Kedesh) Naphtali, Barak's native place.

For Kadesh Naphtali is 30 miles from Tabor, the scene of the battle, and separated by some of the most difficult country in Palestine. Probably Bezanaim was E. of Tabor, and answers to the modern Bessum. Harosheth of the Gentiles will thus be Harothiyeh. In this direction probably stood Kedesh, at the place now called Kadis, on the shore of the sea of Galilee. Taken by Tiglath Pileser (2 Kings 15:29). Tell Hara, standing out prominently to the S.E., is connected by Lieut. Kitchener with Harosheth the head quarters of Sisera (Palestine Exploration Quarterly Statement, October, 1877, p. 197).

Easton's Bible Dictionary - Kedesh
Sanctuary.
A place in the extreme south of Judah (Joshua 15:23 ). Probably the same as Kadesh-barnea (q.v.).



A city of Issachar (1 Chronicles 6:72 ). Possibly Tell Abu Kadeis, near Lejjun.



A "fenced city" of Naphtali, one of the cities of refuge (Joshua 19:37 ; Judges 4:6 ). It was assigned to the Gershonite Levites (Joshua 21:32 ). It was originally a Canaanite royal city (Joshua 12:22 ), and was the residence of Barak (Judges 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.


Holman Bible Dictionary - Kedesh in Naphtali
(kee' dehssh in naf' tuh) See Kedesh 2.



Holman Bible Dictionary - Kedesh-Naphtali
(kee' dehssh-naf' tuh li) See Kedesh 2.



Holman Bible Dictionary - Kedesh
(kee' dehssh) Place name meaning, “sacred place” or “sanctuary.” 1. A city in the southern part of Judah (Joshua 15:23 ). Probably the same as Kadesh-Barnea. See Kadesh-Barnea .

2. A Canaanite town in eastern Galilee defeated by Joshua (Joshua 12:22 ). The town was allotted to Naphtali (Joshua 19:32 ,Joshua 19:32,19:37 ) and was called Kedesh in Naphtali (Judges 4:6 ). It was also called Kedesh in Galilee and given to the Gershonite Levites as one of their cities (Joshua 20:7 ; Joshua 21:32 ). See Judges 4:6 ) and the place where Deborah and Barak gathered their forces for battle (Judges 4:1-10 ). Heber the Kenite pitched his tent in the vicinity where Sisera met his death at the hands of Jael, Heber's wife (Judges 4:21 ; Judges 5:24-27 ). Kedesh in Naphtali was captured by Tiglath-pileser III during the reign of Pekah of Israel. The inhabitants were exiled to Assyria (2 Kings 15:29 ). Usually identified with modern khirbet Qedish, about two miles south of Tiberias.

3. A city in Issachar allotted to the Gershomite Levites (1 Chronicles 6:72 ). The town is also called Kishon (Joshua 21:28 KJV; Kishion in other versions). It has been suggested that “Kedesh in Issachar” may have arisen from a misreading of “Kishon” for “Kedesh.” The site is uncertain. Perhaps modern tell Abu Qudeis, about two miles southeast of Megiddo.

Phil Logan



Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Kedesh
KEDESH . 1. A city in the south of Judah ( Joshua 15:23 ) whose site is uncertain. It is probably to be distinguished from Kadesh-barnea. 2 . A city in Issachar ( 1 Chronicles 6:72 ), where, however, Kedesh is not improbably a textual error for Kishion of the parallel passage ( Joshua 21:28 ). 3 . See next article.

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Kedesh-Naphtali
KEDESH-NAPHTALI ( Judges 4:6 ; called also ‘ Kedesh ’ Joshua 12:22 ; Joshua 19:37 , Judges 4:9-11 , 2 Kings 15:29 ; and ‘ Kedesh in Galilee ’ in Joshua 20:7 ; Joshua 21:32 , 1 Chronicles 6:76 ). Evidently, from the name meaning ‘holy,’ a sacred site from ancient times; a city of refuge ( Joshua 20:7 ) and a Levitical city ( Joshua 21:32 ). It was the home of Barak ( Judges 4:6 ). It was captured by Tiglath-pileser ( 2 Kings 15:29 ) in the reign of Pekah.

The site is the village of Kedes , one of the most picturesque spots in Galilee; to the E. of the village the ground is strewn with ancient remains. There are several fine sarcophagi and the ruins of a large building, possibly once a Roman temple.

E. W. G. Masterman.

The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Kedesh Naphtali
So called from being given to that tribe. (Joshua 19:37)

See Kadesh-Barnea.

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Kedesh
1. City in the extreme south of Judah. Joshua 15:23 . Supposed by some to refer to Kadesh-barnea.

2. Canaanite city, taken by Joshua, allotted to Issachar, and given to the Levites. 1 Chronicles 6:72 . Called KISHION in Joshua 19:20 and KISHON in Joshua 21:28 . Identified with Tell Abu Kudeis, 32 34' N, 35 13' E .

3. City in Naphtali, allotted to the Levites, and a city of refuge. Joshua 12:22 ; Joshua 19:37 ; Joshua 20:7 ; Joshua 21:32 ; 2 Kings 15:29 ; 1 Chronicles 6:76 . Called KEDESH-NAPHTALI in Judges 4:6 . Identified with ruins at Kades, 33 7' N, 35 32' E . It has been supposed that Barak assembled his army, not at Kedesh in Naphtali, but somewhere nearer to Mount Tabor and to the river Kishon, where Sisera had his troops. Judges 4:10-13 . It was possibly at Kadish, 32 44' N, 35 33' E .

People's Dictionary of the Bible - Kedesh
Kedesh. (kç'desh), sanctuary. 1. A town on the southern boundary of Judah, Joshua 15:23; perhaps identical with Kadesh or Kadesh-barnea. 2. A city of Issachar; assigned to the Gershonite Levites. 1 Chronicles 6:72. In the parallel list, Joshua 21:28, its name is Kishon. 3. A fortified city belonging to the tribe of Naphtali; allotted to the Gershonite Levites, Joshua 20:7; Joshua 21:32; 1 Chronicles 6:76, and made a city of refuge. It was the residence of Barak, Judges 4:6, and here Deborah assembled the tribes of Zebulon and Naphtali. Judges 4:11. It was taken by Tiglath-pileser in the reign of Pekah, 2 Kings 15:29, and here the battle took place between Jonathan Maccabæus and Demetrius. 1 Maccabees 11:63. Now it is a small village, Kades, ten miles north of Safed and four miles northwest of Merom, beautifully situated on a high ridge jutting out in the depressed basin through which the Jordan flows to the Sea of Merom. It is surrounded with ruins; numerous sarcophagi have been found here.

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Kedesh
1. A city of refuge, in Naphtali; now Kedis, three miles northwest of lake Merom, Joshua 19:37 ; 20:7 . Barak the judge of Israel was born there, Judges 4:6

2. A city in the south of Judah, Joshua 15:23 .

3. A city in Issachar, 1 Chronicles 6:72 .

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Kishion - A parallel list calls the town Kedesh (1 Chronicles 6:72 ). It has been suggested that “Kedesh in Issachar” may have arisen from a misreading of “Kishon” for “Kedesh. See Levitical Cities ; Kedesh
Kedesh - Kedesh Naphtali, or Kedesh in Galilee (Joshua 19:37), a Levitical city of refuge assigned to the Gershonite Levites (Joshua 20:7). Barak's birthplace (Judges 4:6; Judges 4:9-10), where he and Deborah assembled Zebulun and Naphtali as being a "holy" place, which Kedesh means. Kedesh Naphtali is now Kades at the western edge of Huleh, the marshy basin through which Jordan passes into the sea of Merom, from which Kedesh lies N. 25) conjectures that the Kedesh to which Barak called Israel together is distinct from Kadesh (or Kedesh) Naphtali, Barak's native place. In this direction probably stood Kedesh, at the place now called Kadis, on the shore of the sea of Galilee
Kishion, Kishon - See Kedesh No 2
Kedeshnaphtali - See Kedesh, No
Kedesh in Naphtali - (kee' dehssh in naf' tuh) See Kedesh 2
Kedesh-Naphtali - (kee' dehssh-naf' tuh li) See Kedesh 2
Kedesh - Kedesh . A city in Issachar ( 1 Chronicles 6:72 ), where, however, Kedesh is not improbably a textual error for Kishion of the parallel passage ( Joshua 21:28 )
Zaanaim, Plain of - Near Kedesh Naphtali; "the plain of the swamp" (Targum). the plain containing the remains of Kedesh. But as the Kedesh meant in Judges 4 is that on the shores of the sea of Galilee, only 16 miles from Tabor the scene of the battle, and within the bounds of Naphtali, the place called Bessum in the plain between this Kedesh and Tabor (identical with Bitzaanaim, and near Adami (Joshua 19:33), now ed Dameh, and Nekeb now Nakib) doubtless corresponds to Zaanaim. (See KADESH; Kedesh)
Kedesh - The town was allotted to Naphtali (Joshua 19:32 ,Joshua 19:32,19:37 ) and was called Kedesh in Naphtali (Judges 4:6 ). It was also called Kedesh in Galilee and given to the Gershonite Levites as one of their cities (Joshua 20:7 ; Joshua 21:32 ). Kedesh in Naphtali was captured by Tiglath-pileser III during the reign of Pekah of Israel. It has been suggested that “Kedesh in Issachar” may have arisen from a misreading of “Kishon” for “Kedesh
ad'Adah - (festival or boundary ), one of the cities in the extreme south of Judah, named with Dimonah and Kedesh
Zaanannim - Joshua 19:33 , a town in the north of Naphtali, near Kedesh and the foot of Anti-Lebanon, Judges 4:11
Kedesh-Naphtali - Kedesh-NAPHTALI ( Judges 4:6 ; called also ‘ Kedesh ’ Joshua 12:22 ; Joshua 19:37 , Judges 4:9-11 , 2 Kings 15:29 ; and ‘ Kedesh in Galilee ’ in Joshua 20:7 ; Joshua 21:32 , 1 Chronicles 6:76 )
za-Ana'im - ( Judges 4:11 ) Its situation is defined as "near Kedesh," i. Kedesh-naphtali, the name of which still lingers on the high ground north of Safed and two or three miles west of the lake of el-Huleh (waters of Merom)
Beth-Anath - It is perhaps identical with the modern village 'Ainata, 6 miles west of Kedesh
en-Hazor - of Kedesh
ke'Desh - ... Kedesh; also Kedesh in Galilee; and once, (Judges 4:6 ) Kedesh-naphtali, one of the fortified cities of the tribe of Naphtali, named between Hazor and Edrei, (Joshua 19:37 ) appointed as a city of refuge, and allotted with its "suburbs" to the Gershonite Levites
Kishion - The parallel passage, 1 Chronicles 6:72 , reads Kedesh , which is perhaps a textual error for Kishion
ba'Rak - (lightning ), son of Abinoam of Kedesh, a refuge city in Mount Naphtali, was incited by Deborah, a prophetess of Ephraim, to deliver Israel from the yolk of Jabin
en-Hazor - Others would locate it southwest of Kedesh on the border joining Naphtali and Asher
Janoah - A town in the northern mountains of Naphtali, near Kedesh ( 2 Kings 15:29 )
Kedesh - Called Kedesh-NAPHTALI in Judges 4:6 . It has been supposed that Barak assembled his army, not at Kedesh in Naphtali, but somewhere nearer to Mount Tabor and to the river Kishon, where Sisera had his troops
ha'Zor - (Joshua 19:36 ) Its position was apparently between Ramah and Kedesh, ibid. ... One of the "cities" of Judah in the extreme south, named next in order to Kedesh
ed'Rei - ... A town of northern Palestine, allotted to the tribe of Naphtali, and situated near Kedesh. (Joshua 19:37 ) About two miles south of Kedesh is a conical rocky hill called Tell Khuraibeh , the "tell of the ruin," which may be the site of Edrei
Thisbe - Its position is described as being on the right hand (south) of Kedesh-naphtali in Galilee above Asher
Allon - ALLON or ELON, a city of Naphtali (Joshua 19:33); others translate "the oak by Zaanaim" or "the oak of the loading of tents" (compare Judges 4:11), "the plain of Zaanaim the swamp, Ewald by Kedesh
Zaanannim - which is by Kedesh’ ( Judges 4:11 )
Hashmonah - Heshmon (Joshua 15:27), an "uttermost city of Judah toward the coast of Edom southward," like Kedesh outside the natural frontier of Palestine, in the extreme N
Tishbite - of Kedesh in Naphtali; see the apocryphal Tobit 1:2
Heber - He separated himself ( Judges 4:11 ) from his Bedouin caste of Kenites or nomad smiths, whose wanderings were confined chiefly to the south of Judah, and settled for a time near Kedesh on the plain to the west of the Sea of Galilee
Barak - The son of Abinoam, of Kedesh in the tribe of Naphtali
Heber (2) - ) Besides this general migration Heber's family migrated to Kedesh in Naphtali, the debatable ground between northern Israel and Jabin
Edrei - Porter identifies it with Tel Khuraibeh, near Kedesh; Conder, with Yàter
Jabin - A Canaanite king who reigned in Hazor, a place near the Waters of Merom, not far from Kedesh
Edrei - A town of Naphtali, near Kedesh (Joshua 19:37)
Zaanaim - Wanderings; the unloading of tents, so called probably from the fact of nomads in tents encamping amid the cities and villages of that region, a place in the north-west of Lake Merom, near Kedesh, in Naphtali
Barak - Deborah accompanied Barak toward Kedesh of Naphtali; and, having assembled ten thousand men, they advanced to mount Tabor
Cities of Refuge, -
Kedesh , in Naphtali
Hazor - of Kedesh ( 1Ma 11:63 ; 1Ma 11:67 etc
Cities of Refuge - Kedesh, in Galilee, 1 Chronicles 6:76
Barak - He is called from his home in Kedesh-naphtali by Deborah to deliver Israel
Kedesh - Kedesh
Edrei - City of Naphtali in the north, near Kedesh
Kedesh - 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
ja'el - ) In the headlong rout which followed the defeat of the Canaanites by Barak, at Megiddo on the plain of Esdraelon, Sisera, their general, fled to the tent of the Kenite chieftainess, at Kedesh in Naphtali, four miles northwest of Lake Merom
Merom - On the west it is walled in by the steep and lofty range of the hills of Kedesh-Naphtali; on the east it is bounded by the lower and more gradually ascending slopes of Bashan; on the north it is shut in by a line of hills hummocky and irregular in shape and of no great height, and stretching across from the mountains of Naphtali to the roots of Mount Hermon, which towers up at the north-eastern angle of the plain to a height of 10,000 feet
Hazor - It has been identified with Khurbet Harrah, 2 1/2 miles south-east of Kedesh
Cities of Refuge - ) Kedesh ("holy," so Jesus our city of refuge, Hebrews 6:18; Hebrews 7:26), now Kedes, 20 miles E
Galilee - Kedesh in Galilee was a city of refuge (Joshua 20:7 ) and a city for the Levites (Joshua 21:32 )
Galilee - A name in the Old Testament for a small district in the northern mountains of Naphtali, around Kedesh-naphtali, and including 20 towns given by Solomon to Hiram, king of Tyre, Joshua 20:7; Joshua 21:32; 1 Kings 9:11; 2 Kings 15:29, and called "Galilee of the nations" in Isaiah 9:1
Tig'Lath-Pile'Ser - probably because Pekah withheld his tribute, and having entered his territories, he "took Ijon, and Abel-beth-maachah and Janoah and Kedesh, and Hazer, and Gilead, and Galilee, and all the land of Naphtali, and carried them captive to Assyria
Jael - Canaan where his brethren had settled at the conquest of Canaan by Joshua, had encamped under the oaks named the "oaks of the wanderers" (KJV "plain of Zaanaim," Judges 4:11), near Kedesh Naphtali in the N
Kiriath-Jearim - It was probably, like Kedesh, Gezer, etc
Galilee - "A circle" or "circuit" around Kedesh Naphtali, in which lay the 20 towns given by Solomon to Hiram, king of Tyre, in payment for his having conveyed timber from Lebanon to Jerusalem (Joshua 20:7; 1 Kings 9:11). On the table land of upper Galilee lie the ruins of Kedesh Naphtali (Joshua 20:7). ... Bochart, altering the vowel points, translated Genesis 49:21, "Naphtali is a spreading terebinth, which puts forth goodly branches"; for the country of Kedesh Naphtali is a natural park of oaks and terebinths
Naphtali, Tribe of - The region around Kedesh, one of its towns, was originally called Galil, a name afterwards given to the whole northern division of Canaan
Barak - Son of Abinoam, of Kedesh, a refuge city of Naphtali
Galilee - 'Kedesh in Galilee,' one of the cities of refuge was in Naphtali
Merom, Waters of - is the range of hills of Kedesh Naphtali; on the E
Megiddo - ... Thus the whole of Sisera's flight was only five or six miles from the scene of his defeat, to the plain Zaanaim (Bitzaanaim, now Bessum) between Tabor and Kedesh of Naphtali by the sea of Galilee (Conder, in Palestine Exploration Quarterly Statement, January 1877, p
Tabor - (See Kedesh
Kenites - In Judges 4:11 Heber the Kenite is mentioned as having separated himself from the main body of the tribe, and wandered northwards as far as the neighbourhood of Kedesh (near the Waters of Merom)
Levitical Cities - Although six of the 48 were asylums for those guilty of manslaughter (Kedesh, Schechem, Hebron in Canaan, Bezer, Ramoth-Gilead, and Golan), Levitical cities and cities of refuge are not synonymous
Captivity - There is nothing in the passage to fix the date, but in 2 Kings 15:29 is another reference to Israel when Tiglath-pileser took Ijon, Abel-beth-maachah, Janoah, Kedesh, and Hazor, which are all in the north on the west of the Jordan; butthen is added Gilead, which is on the east, and this may be intended to embrace the two and a half tribes; then Galilee with all the land of Naphtali is added, which is again in the north on the west
Refuge, Cities of - On the west were Kedesh of Naphtali, Shechem, and Hebron; on the east, Golan, Ramoth-Gilead, and Bezer, Joshua 20:7,8
Refuge - They are called Kedesh, Shechem, Kirjotharba, or Hebron. Kedesh which signifies holy, was a beautiful memorandum of him concerning whom the Holy Ghost saith, by the apostle, Hebrews 7:26 "Such an High Priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens
Gal'Ilee - This name, which in the Roman age was applied to a large province, seems to have been originally confined to a little "circuit" of country round Kedesh-Naphtali, in which were situated the twenty towns given by Solomon to Hiram king of Tyre as payment for his work in conveying timber from Lebanon to Jerusalem
Tiglath Pileser - and took Ijon, Abel-beth-maachah, Janoah, Kedesh, Hazor, Gilead, Galilee, all the land of Naphtali (compare Isaiah 7; Isaiah 8; Isaiah 9:1, this stroke fell at first 'lightly,' 'afterward more grievously'), and carried them captive to Assyria
Refuge - Those on this side Jordan were Kedesh of Naphtali, Hebron, and Shechem; those beyond Jordan were Bezer, Golan, and Ramoth-Gilead, Joshua 20:7-8
Issachar - The Kedesh in Judges 4:9 is not that of Naphtali 30 miles off, but that on the sea of Galilee 16 miles from Tabor, a place suited for a gathering of the tribes, and within Naphtali's boundaries. Between this Kedesh and Tabor there is a broad plain in which is a place called Bessum = Bitzanaim, the plain to which Sisera fled (Palestine Exploration Quarterly Statement, October, 1877, p
Naphtali - 734], king of Assyria, and took l jon, and Abel-beth-maacah, and Janoah, and Kedesh, and Hazor, and Gilead, and Galilee, and all the land of Naphtali, and he carried them captive to Assyria’ ( 2 Kings 15:29 )
Tiglath-Pileser - Israel, capturing Ijon, Abel-beth-maacah, Janoah, Kedesh, Hazor, Gilead, Galilee, and all the land of Naphtali ( 2 Kings 15:29 )
Galilee - In the OT history the tribal designations are generally used when subdivisions of the country are denoted; this is no doubt the reason why the name ‘Galilee,’ which is not a tribal name, occurs so rarely in the Hebrew Scriptures though the passage in Isaiah already quoted, as well as the references to Kedesh and other cities ‘in Galilee’ ( Joshua 20:7 ; Joshua 21:32 , 1 Kings 9:11 , 2 Kings 15:29 , 1 Chronicles 6:76 ), show that the name was familiar and employed upon occasion
Galilee (2) - The boundaries were probably not well defined, but on the north it included Kedesh (Joshua 20:7; Joshua 21:32). boundary of Lower Galilee to the Tyrian boundary, which seems to have been at the time of Christ just south of Kedesh, which according to Josephus was a Tyrian fortress on the borders of Galilee (Ant
Refuge, Cities of - These six cities were Kedesh, Shechem, and Hebron on the west, all well-known sanctuaries from early times, and Golan, Ramoth, and Bezer on the east
Blood - ... If the latter reached one of the six cities, (Kedesh in Naphtali, Shechem in mount Ephraim, Hebron in the hill country of Judah, W
Tombs - Major Wilson divides tombs thus: (1) Rock hewn (the oldest) tombs; (2) Masonry tombs (as at Kedesh and Tel Hum); and (3) Sarcophagi . The simplest of (1) is a grave-shaped loculus sunk in the rock, with a covering slab; so at Kedesh; a second kind is an arched recess in the rock and a loculus sunk under it, as at Meiron; sometimes loculi are cut in the sides of a natural cavern
Land (of Israel) - ... Three cities of refuge—Kedesh in Galilee, Shechem, and Kirjath Arba (Hebron)were located "in the land" (Deuteronomy 19:1-3 ), but provision was made for three more, two of which were outside the land when the territory was enlarged (Joshua 20:1-9 )
Name, Names - Other names evidently imply the existence of local sanctuaries, some of which must have been pre-Israelite: Beth-anath, Anathoth, Bethel, Gilgal, Kedesh-naphtali, Migdal-el, Migdal-gad, Neiel, Penuel, Beth-shemesh