Places in the Bible Today:

Kedesh 2


Translated NameKedesh
Notesin Judah
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1 Identification

  1. another name for Kadesh-barnea (ancient): 45% confidence. It may be:
    1. pool at Ain el QudeiratAin el Qudeirat

    2. closeup of Ein QedeisEin Qedeis

Verses (1)

Josh 15:23

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier (2007)Kedesh 2
OpenBible.infoa4fa255 (Kedesh 2)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2579


  1. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013)
  2. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Kedesh
  3. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000)
  4. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Josh 15:23
  5. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Kadesh
  6. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  7. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979)
  8. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): page 122
  9. New Bible Dictionary (1996)
  10. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  11. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  12. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  13. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Kedesh
  14. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001)
  15. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Kedesh
  16. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 15:23
  17. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975)
  18. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010): Kedesh (Judah)
  19. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)

Confidence Trends over Time

This chart indicates how confidence in the identification is changing over time. Each dot (connected by a dotted line) reflects the confidence of an identification over the preceding ten years (e.g., the 2009 dot reflects scholarship from 2000 to 2009), and the corresponding solid line reflects a best-fit line for the identification. Confidences that cluster near or below 0% indicate low confidence. Because of the small dataset, it's best to use this chart for general trends; if one identification is trending much higher than the others, for example, then you can probably have higher confidence in the identification. This chart only reflects the sources I consulted (listed above), not an exhaustive review of the literature.

Places with Similar Names

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This page attempts to identify all the possible locations where this biblical place could be. The confidence levels add up to less than 100%, indicating that the modern location is uncertain.