A region passed through by the Israelites in their journeyings. The most exact indication of its position is given in Nu 34 and Jos 15. In Nu 13:21 'the wilderness of Zin' is named as the southern limit from which the spies began to search the land. In Nu 33:36 it is given as one of the stations in the journeyings. The brief note, 'the same is Kadesh,' serves to explain the following verse ('And they journeyed from Kadesh'