1:19 Kadesh-barnea. The place was called simply Kadesh in Num. 13:26. Kadesh means “holy place” and the name was doubtless given by the original inhabitants to many supposedly sacred places. This place was called Kadesh-barnea to distinguish it from other such places (e.g., in Naphtali, Judg. 4:6; in Judah, Josh. 15:23).