MemberJanuary 6, 2021 at 2:01 am
Thomas, yes, Kadesh and Kadesh-barnea are the same place (the terms used interchangeably in the Bible). I haven’t relocated Kadesh, just to make that very clear. It is in the Ayn Qudayrat district, probably the main spring itself, though if the name is preserved at all it is at Ayn Qadays which is a much smaller water source in the same wadi-catchment.
Two narrated PPT videos (MP4) are on my academia page for anyone who might be interested. These were my talks for the ASOR 2020 and SBL 2020 conferences which were supposed to be in Boston but went to Zoom (because C19). The PPT on the geographic regions of the exodus and wanderings is a summary of my dissertation. The other PPT is a summary of the case for Har Karkom as Mount Sinai.