Places in the Bible Today:

Kadesh 2

Data

Translated NamesKadesh, Tahtim-hodshi, Tahtim Hodshi
Typesettlement
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
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4 Possible Identifications

  1. Tell Nebi Mend (modern): 55% confidence
    1. historical illustration of the Siege of Dapur, possibly at Tell Nebi MendTell Nebi Mend

  2. another name for Kedesh 1 (ancient): less than 10% confidence. It may be:
    1. ruins at Tel KedeshTel Kedesh

    2. panorama of Khirbet QedishKhirbet Qedish

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

    4. satellite view of the region around Tell QisyonTell Qisyon

    5. panorama of Tell RekheshTell Rekhesh

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

  3. within 25 km of Mount Hermon (ancient): less than 10% confidence
    1. panorama of Mount Hermonwithin 25 km of Mount Hermon

  4. another name for Kedesh 5 (ancient): less than 10% confidence. It may be:
    1. ruins at Tel KedeshTel Kedesh

    2. panorama of Khirbet QedishKhirbet Qedish

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

    4. satellite view of the region around Tell QisyonTell Qisyon

    5. panorama of Tell RekheshTell Rekhesh

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

Verses (1)

2Sam 24:6

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier
Logos FactbookTahtim-Hodshi
OpenBible.info (2007)Kadesh 2
OpenBible.infoadc9b5a (Kadesh 2)
TIPNRKadesh@2Sa.24.6
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2580
WikidataQ690035

Sources

  1. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990)
  2. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Tahtim Hodshi
  3. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  4. Gordon, I and II Samuel (1986): 2Sam 24:6
  5. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Kadesh
  6. Hammond Atlas of the Bible Lands (2007): Kadesh
  7. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  8. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979)
  9. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Tahtim-hodshi
  10. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Tahtim-hodshi
  11. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Tahtim-Hodshi
  12. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  13. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Kadesh
  14. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Tahtim-hodshi, The Land of
  15. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  16. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010): Tahtim Hodshi

Confidence Trends over Time

This chart indicates how confidence in the identifications is changing over time. Each dot (conneceted 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 (in this case, Tell Nebi Mend), 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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Thumbnail Image Credits

Unknown, published in 1879, Natalinasser, Aner Ottolenghi, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Aaadir, Almog

About

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.