Geographic Border Locations:

Kadesh Barnea

    Also just called Kadesh/Qadesh, it was on the southern border of The Promised Land.  Sometimes identified with the modern spring of 'Ain Qudeis - 80 km southwest of Beersheba, it is more often identified with the modern 'Ain Qudeirat - 8km northwest of 'Ain Qudeis.

Gn 14:7
They returned, and came to En Mishpat (the same is Kadesh), and struck all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites, that lived in Hazazon Tamar.

Gn 16:14
Therefore the well was called Beer Lahai Roi. Behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.

Gn 20:1
Abraham traveled from there toward the land of the South, and lived between Kadesh and Shur. He lived as a foreigner in Gerar.

Nm 13:26
They went and came to Moses, and to Aaron, and to all the congregation of the children of Israel, to the wilderness of Paran, to Kadesh; and brought back word to them, and to all the congregation, and showed them the fruit of the land.

Nm 20:1,14,16,22
1 The children of Israel, even the whole congregation, came into the wilderness of Zin in the first month: and the people abode in Kadesh; and Miriam died there, and was buried there.
Moses sent messengers from Kadesh to the king of Edom, saying: “Thus says your brother Israel: You know all the travail that has happened to us:
16 and when we cried to Yahweh, he heard our voice, and sent an angel, and brought us forth out of Egypt: and behold, we are in Kadesh, a city in the uttermost of your border.
22 They traveled from Kadesh: and the children of Israel, even the whole congregation, came to Mount Hor.

Nm 27:14
because you rebelled against my word in the wilderness of Zin, in the strife of the congregation, to sanctify me at the waters before their eyes.” (These are the waters of Meribah of Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin.)

Nm 32:8
Your fathers did so when I sent them from Kadesh Barnea to see the land.

Nm 33:36,37
36 They traveled from Ezion Geber, and encamped in the wilderness of Zin (the same is Kadesh).
37 They traveled from Kadesh, and encamped in Mount Hor, in the edge of the land of Edom.

Nm 34:4
and your border shall turn about southward of the ascent of Akrabbim, and pass along to Zin; and the goings out of it shall be southward of Kadesh Barnea; and it shall go forth to Hazar Addar, and pass along to Azmon;

Dt 1:2,19,46
2 It is eleven days’ journey from Horeb by the way of Mount Seir to Kadesh Barnea.
19 We traveled from Horeb, and went through all that great and terrible wilderness which you saw, by the way to the hill country of the Amorites, as Yahweh our God commanded us; and we came to Kadesh Barnea.
46 So you abode in Kadesh many days, according to the days that you abode there.

Dt 2:14
The days in which we came from Kadesh Barnea, until we were come over the brook Zered, were thirty-eight years; until all the generation of the men of war were consumed from the midst of the camp, as Yahweh swore to them.

Dt 9:23
When Yahweh sent you from Kadesh Barnea, saying, “Go up and possess the land which I have given you;” then you rebelled against the commandment of Yahweh your God, and you didn’t believe him, nor listen to his voice.

Dt 32:51
because you trespassed against me in the midst of the children of Israel at the waters of Meribah of Kadesh, in the wilderness of Zin; because you didn’t sanctify me in the midst of the children of Israel.

Jsh 10:41
Joshua struck them from Kadesh Barnea even to Gaza, and all the country of Goshen, even to Gibeon.

Jsh 14:6,7
6 Then the children of Judah drew near to Joshua in Gilgal. Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite said to him, “You know the thing that Yahweh spoke to Moses the man of God concerning me and concerning you in Kadesh Barnea.
7 I was forty years old when Moses the servant of Yahweh sent me from Kadesh Barnea to spy out the land. I brought him word again as it was in my heart.

Jsh 15:3
and it went out southward of the ascent of Akrabbim, and passed along to Zin, and went up by the south of Kadesh Barnea, and passed along by Hezron, went up to Addar, and turned about to Karka;

Jdg 11:16,17
16 but when they came up from Egypt, and Israel went through the wilderness to the Red Sea, and came to Kadesh;
17 then Israel sent messengers to the king of Edom, saying, ‘Please let me pass through your land;’ but the king of Edom didn’t listen. In the same way, he sent to the king of Moab; but he would not: and Israel abode in Kadesh.

Ps 29:8
Yahweh’s voice shakes the wilderness.
Yahweh shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.

Ezk 47:19
The south side southward shall be from Tamar as far as the waters of Meriboth Kadesh, to the brook of Egypt, to the great sea. This is the south side southward.

Ezk 48:28
By the border of Gad, at the south side southward, the border shall be even from Tamar to the waters of Meribath Kadesh, to the brook of Egypt, to the great sea.


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