Kedesh


Kedesh
Several cities have this name in the OT:
1) The town from which Deborah summoned Barak (Judg. 4:6).
2) A town in Galilee established for refugees from the private vengeance of members of a family seeking retribution for a supposed injury (Josh. 20:7).
3) A city in the south of Judah (Josh. 15:23).
The name, like that of Kadesh, means ‘holy’, and thus it is likely that each of these places had a sanctuary.

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