Concise Bible Dictionary:

1. City in the extreme south of Judah (Josh. 15:2323And Kedesh, and Hazor, and Ithnan, (Joshua 15:23)). Supposed by some to refer to Kadesh-barnea.
3. City in Naphtali, allotted to the Levites, and a city of refuge (Josh. 12:2222The king of Kedesh, one; the king of Jokneam of Carmel, one; (Joshua 12:22); Josh. 19:3737And Kedesh, and Edrei, and En-hazor, (Joshua 19:37); Josh. 20:77And they appointed Kedesh in Galilee in mount Naphtali, and Shechem in mount Ephraim, and Kirjath-arba, which is Hebron, in the mountain of Judah. (Joshua 20:7); Josh. 21:3232And out of the tribe of Naphtali, Kedesh in Galilee with her suburbs, to be a city of refuge for the slayer; and Hammoth-dor with her suburbs, and Kartan with her suburbs; three cities. (Joshua 21:32); 2 Kings 15:2929In the days of Pekah king of Israel came Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria, and took Ijon, and Abel-beth-maachah, and Janoah, and Kedesh, and Hazor, and Gilead, and Galilee, all the land of Naphtali, and carried them captive to Assyria. (2 Kings 15:29); 1 Chron. 6:7676And out of the tribe of Naphtali; Kedesh in Galilee with her suburbs, and Hammon with her suburbs, and Kirjathaim with her suburbs. (1 Chronicles 6:76)). Called KEDESH-NAPHTALI in Judges 4:66And she sent and called Barak the son of Abinoam out of Kedesh-naphtali, and said unto him, Hath not the Lord God of Israel commanded, saying, Go and draw toward mount Tabor, and take with thee ten thousand men of the children of Naphtali and of the children of Zebulun? (Judges 4:6). Identified with ruins at Kades, 33° 7' N, 35° 32' E. It has been supposed that Barak assembled his army, not at Kedesh in Naphtali, but somewhere nearer to Mount Tabor and to the river Kishon, where Sisera had his troops (Judg. 4:10-1310And Barak called Zebulun and Naphtali to Kedesh; and he went up with ten thousand men at his feet: and Deborah went up with him. 11Now Heber the Kenite, which was of the children of Hobab the father in law of Moses, had severed himself from the Kenites, and pitched his tent unto the plain of Zaanaim, which is by Kedesh. 12And they showed Sisera that Barak the son of Abinoam was gone up to mount Tabor. 13And Sisera gathered together all his chariots, even nine hundred chariots of iron, and all the people that were with him, from Harosheth of the Gentiles unto the river of Kishon. (Judges 4:10‑13)). It was possibly at Kadish, 32° 44' N, 35° 33' E.

Strong’s Dictionary of Hebrew Words:

from 6942; a sanctum; Kedesh, the name of four places in Palestine
KJV Usage:

Jackson’s Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names:

a sanctuary

Potts’ Bible Proper Names:

Holy; sanctuary:―the name of four places in Palestine [KADESH], Josh. 15:23. {Sanctus}