Places in the Bible Today:

Kedesh 3


Translated NameKedesh
Notesin Issachar
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2 Possible Identifications

  1. another name for Kishion (ancient): 50% confidence. It may be:
    1. satellite view of the region around Tell QisyonTell Qisyon

    2. panorama of Tell RekheshTell Rekhesh

    3. satellite view of the region around Tell el AjjulTell el Ajjul

    4. satellite view of the region around Tell Abu QedeisTell Abu Qedeis

  2. Tell Abu Qedeis (modern): 35% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Tell Abu QedeisTell Abu Qedeis

Verses (1)

1Chr 6:72

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier (2007)Kedesh 3
OpenBible.infoadb5ae4 (Kedesh 3)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2579


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992)
  2. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Kedesh
  3. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  4. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000)
  5. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): 1Chr 6:72 note
  6. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Kedesh
  7. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011)
  8. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  9. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979)
  10. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Kedesh
  11. New Bible Dictionary (1996)
  12. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  13. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  14. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Kedesh
  15. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001)
  16. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975)
  17. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)

Confidence Trends over Time

This chart indicates how confidence in the identifications 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.

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Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Aaadir


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. It's best to think about the confidences in relative rather than absolute terms. Often they reflect different schools of thought, each confident in their identifications.