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Tel Kedesh

For other uses, see Cades and Qadesh.

The ruins of the ancient Canaanite village of Kedesh are located 3 km northeast of the modern Kibbutz Malkiya in Israel on the Israeli-Lebanese border.[1]

Kedesh was first documented in the Joshua 20:7).

In the 8th century BCE during the reign of 2 Kings 15:29).

Later, in the 5th century BCE Kedesh may have become the capital for the Persian-controlled שמג Tyrian-administrated province of the Upper Galilee.[2]

In 259 BCE Kedesh was mentioned by Zenon, a traveling merchant from Egypt.[3]

Between 145 BCE and 143 BCE, Kedesh (Cades) was overthrown by Jonathan Maccabeus in his fight against Seleucid king Demetrius I Soter.[4][5] It remains abandoned. Tel Kedesh continues to be excavated by the University of Michigan.


In the Judges 4:11)

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Coordinates: 33°06′42″N 35°31′46″E / 33.111638°N 35.529517°E / 33.111638; 35.529517

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