Kadesh

Kadesh [kā′desh΄]
oasis in the desert, south of Palestine: Gen. 14:7, 16:14; Num. 32:8; Deut. 1:46, 2:14

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Ancient city, western Syria.

Located just southwest of modern Ḥimṣ, it was seized by the Egyptian king Thutmose III in the 15th century BC. It remained an outpost of Egypt until it came under Hittite rule in the mid-14th century BC. The Egyptian king Seti I captured the city, and in 1275 BC it was the scene of a battle between Ramses II and the Hittite Muwatallis. After invasion by the Sea Peoples с 1185 BC, Kadesh disappeared from history.

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▪ ancient city, Syria
modern  Tall an-Nabī Mind 

      ancient city on the Orontes (Al-ʿĀṣī) River in western Syria. The site is located about 15 miles (24 km) southwest of Ḥimṣ. It was the site of two battles in ancient times.

      Kadesh is mentioned for the first time in Egyptian sources when Thutmose III (1479–1426 BC) defeated a Syrian insurrection under the leadership of the prince of Kadesh at Megiddo in Palestine. Kadesh remained an outpost of Egyptian (Egypt, ancient) influence until it came under Hittite rule (c. 1340).

      During the 13th century BC, Kadesh occupied a strategic position in the path of Egyptian expansion in Syria. The Egyptian king Seti I captured Kadesh, and it was later the scene of a famous battle (1275 BC) between Ramses II and the Hittite Muwatallis. Although Ramses claimed victory, the actual result was a truce between the two nations. Upon the invasion of the Sea Peoples (Sea People) (c. 1185 BC), Kadesh disappeared from history.

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