Kedar
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Kedar

blackness; sorrow

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Kedar

(dark-skinned), the second in order of the sons of Ishmael, (Genesis 25:13; 1 Chronicles 1:29) and the name of a great tribe of Arabs settled on the northwest of the peninsula and on the confines of Palestine. The "glory of Kedar" is recorded by the prophet Isaiah, (Isaiah 21:13-17) in the burden upon Arabia; and its importance may also be inferred from the "princes of Kedar" mentioned by Ezekiel, (Ezekiel 27:21) as well as the pastoral character of the tribe. They appear also to have been, like the wandering tribes of the present day, "archers" and "mighty men." (Isaiah 21:17) comp. Psal 120:5 That they also settled in villages or towns we find from Isaiah. (Isaiah 42:11) The tribe seems to have been one of the most conspicuous of all the Ishmaelite tribes, and hence the rabbins call the Arabians universally by this name.

ATS Bible Dictionary
Kedar

A son of Ishmael, Genesis 25:13, the father of the Kedarenians or Cedrei, mentioned by Pliny, who dwelt in the neighborhood of the Nabatheans, in Arabia Deserta. They were a numerous and powerful tribe, not of the best reputation, Psalm 120:5, and their name is sometimes put for the whole of Arabia Desert and its wandering inhabitants, Isaiah 21:16,17 42:11. Their black camel's hair tents are a picturesque feature in a landscape, So 1:5.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Dark-skinned, the second son of Ishmael (Genesis 25:13).

It is the name for the nomadic tribes of Arabs, the Bedouins generally (Isaiah 21:16; 42:11; 60:7; Jeremiah 2:10; Ezek. 27:21), who dwelt in the north-west of Arabia. They lived in black hair-tents (Cant. 1:5). To "dwell in the tents of Kedar" was to be cut off from the worship of the true God (Psalm 120:5). The Kedarites suffered at the hands of Nebuchadnezzar (Jeremiah 49:28, 29).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
KEDAR

ke'-dar (qedhar; Kedar): Second in order of the sons of Ishmael (Genesis 25:13 parallel 1 Chronicles 1:29). The name occurs as typical of a distant eastern country in opposition to the lands of the Mediterranean (Jeremiah 2:10). The author of Second Isaiah introduces this tribe in company with Nebaioth, and both are represented as owners of flocks (Isaiah 60:7). Evidence of their nomadic habits appears in Jeremiah 49:28, 29, where they are classed among the Bene-Qedhem, and mention is made of their flocks, camels, tents, curtains and furniture. They are spoken of (Isaiah 42:11) as dwelling in chatserim ("villages"), from which it would appear that they were a somewhat settled tribe, corresponding to the Arabic chadariya or "town-dwellers," as distinct from wabariya or "nomads." Ezekiel (27:21) gives another hint of their pastoral nature where, in his detailed picture of the wealth of Tyre, Kedar and Arabia provide the Tyrians with lambs, rams and goats. The fame of the tribe is further reflected in Isaiah 21:16, 17 (the only allusion to their might in war), and in the figurative references to their tents (Psalm 120:5 Songs 1:5). In this last passage where the tents are made symbolic of dark beauty, the word qadhar ("to be black") may have been in the writer's mind.

The settlements of Kedar were probably in the Northwest of Arabia, not far from the borders of Palestine. Assyrian inscriptions have thrown light upon the history of the tribe. There Kedar is mentioned along with the Arabs and Nebaioth, which decides its identity with Kedar of the Old Testament, and there is found also an account of the conflicts between the tribe and King Assurbanipal (see Margoliouth in HDB).

Of the Ishmaelite tribes, Kedar must have been one of the most important, and thus in later times the name came to be applied to all the wild tribes of the desert. It is through Kedar (Arabic, keidar) that Muslim genealogists trace the descent of Mohammed from Ishmael.

A. S. Fulton

Strong's Hebrew
6938. Qedar -- perhaps "swarthy," a son of Ishmael, also his desc.
... perhaps "swarthy," a son of Ishmael, also his desc. Transliteration: Qedar Phonetic
Spelling: (kay-dawr') Short Definition: Kedar. ... NASB Word Usage Kedar (12). ...
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Library

I am Black, but Comely, O Ye Daughters of Jerusalem, as the Tents ...
... COMMENTARY. CHAPTER I. 4. I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem,
as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon. ...
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Psalm CXX.
... "I have had my habitation among the tents of Kedar." Since this is a Hebrew
word, beyond doubt ye have not understood it. What meaneth ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/augustine/exposition on the book of psalms/psalm cxx.htm

The Second Rule of Tichonius.
... An example of this is that passage in the Song of Solomon, "I am black, but comely,
as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon." [1900] For it is not ...
/.../on christian doctrine in four books /chapter 32 the second rule of.htm

Chapter i
... thee, remembering thy breasts are better than wine, the upright love thee.5. I am
black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the ...
//christianbookshelf.org/guyon/song of songs of solomon/chapter i.htm

Letter cviii. To Eustochium.
... was absent from the Lord [2732] and would constantly complain with tears:""Woe is
me that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar; my soul ...
/.../jerome/the principal works of st jerome/letter cviii to eustochium.htm

A Believer's Privilege at Death
... It made David cry out, Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the
tents of Kedar.' Psalm 120: Kedar was Arabia, where were Ishmael's posterity. ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/watson/a body of divinity/2 a believers privilege at.htm

Letter xxxix. To Paula.
... Our one longing should be that expressed by the psalmist: "Woe is me that my pilgrimage
is prolonged, that I have dwelt with them that dwell in Kedar, that my ...
/.../jerome/the principal works of st jerome/letter xxxix to paula.htm

Chapter xxv
... These are the names of the sons of Ishmael named according to their generations:
the first-born of Ishmael Nebaioth; and Kedar and Abdeel and Mibsam, and ...
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The Heinous Sin of Profane Cursing and Swearing
... of David's complaining and crying out, "Woe is me, that I am constrained to dwell
with Mesech, and to have my habitation amongst the tents of Kedar;" that is ...
/.../whitefield/selected sermons of george whitefield/the heinous sin of profane.htm

The Unsatisfied Life and Its Remedy
... "Nay, black as the tents of Kedar,'" she continues. ... Black as the tents of Kedar?
And still more strong are the Bridegroom's words in chapter iv.7:-. ...
/.../taylor/union and communion/section i the unsatisfied life.htm

Thesaurus
Kedar (11 Occurrences)
... 1:5). To "dwell in the tents of Kedar" was to be cut off from the worship of the
true God (Psalm 120:5). The Kedarites suffered at the hands of Nebuchadnezzar ...
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Kedar's (1 Occurrence)
...Kedar's (1 Occurrence). Song of Songs 1:5 I am dark, but lovely, you daughters of
Jerusalem, like Kedar's tents, like Solomon's curtains. (WEB). ...
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Nebaioth (5 Occurrences)
... Isaiah 60:7 mentions the tribe Nebaioth with Kedar, with an allusion to its pastoral
nature: "the rams of Nebaioth" are to serve the ideal Zion as sacrificial ...
/n/nebaioth.htm - 9k

East (228 Occurrences)
... In Jeremiah 49:28 the inhabitants of Kedar are called "the children of the east,"
and in later Jewish literature, Kedar is identified with the Arabs (see KEDAR...
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Neba'ioth (4 Occurrences)
... 25:13 And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according
to their generations: the first-born of Ishmael, Nebaioth; and Kedar, and Adbeel ...
/n/neba'ioth.htm - 7k

Ish'mael (40 Occurrences)
... 25:13 And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according
to their generations: the first-born of Ishmael, Nebaioth; and Kedar, and Adbeel ...
/i/ish'mael.htm - 18k

Devastate (8 Occurrences)
... (See NAS NIV). Jeremiah 49:28 Of Kedar, and of the kingdoms of Hazor, which
Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon struck. Thus says Yahweh ...
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Mibsam (3 Occurrences)
... are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to the order of
their birth: the firstborn of Ishmael, Nebaioth, then Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam ...
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Adbeel (2 Occurrences)
... are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to the order of
their birth: the firstborn of Ishmael, Nebaioth, then Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam ...
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Concordance
Kedar (11 Occurrences)

Genesis 25:13
These are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to the order of their birth: the firstborn of Ishmael, Nebaioth, then Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 1:29
These are their generations: the firstborn of Ishmael, Nebaioth; then Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 120:5
Woe is me, that I live in Meshech, that I dwell among the tents of Kedar!
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Song of Songs 1:5
I am dark, but lovely, you daughters of Jerusalem, like Kedar's tents, like Solomon's curtains.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 21:16
For the Lord said to me, "Within a year, as a worker bound by contract would count it, all the glory of Kedar will fail,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 21:17
and the residue of the number of the archers, the mighty men of the children of Kedar, will be few; for Yahweh, the God of Israel, has spoken it."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 42:11
Let the wilderness and its cities raise their voices, with the villages that Kedar inhabits. Let the inhabitants of Sela sing. Let them shout from the top of the mountains!
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 60:7
All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together to you, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister to you; they shall come up with acceptance on my altar; and I will glorify the house of my glory.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 2:10
For pass over to the islands of Kittim, and see; and send to Kedar, and consider diligently; and see if there has been such a thing.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 49:28
Of Kedar, and of the kingdoms of Hazor, which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon struck. Thus says Yahweh: Arise, go up to Kedar, and destroy the children of the east.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 27:21
Arabia, and all the princes of Kedar, they were the merchants of your hand; in lambs, and rams, and goats, in these were they your merchants.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Kedar

Kedar: A Nomadic Clan of the Ishmaelites

Kedar: A Nomadic Clan of the Ishmaelites: Flocks of

Kedar: A Nomadic Clan of the Ishmaelites: Princes and Commerce of

Kedar: Son of Ishmael

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Devastate (8 Occurrences)

Mibsam (3 Occurrences)

Adbeel (2 Occurrences)

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Advance (33 Occurrences)

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Kebar (8 Occurrences)

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Genealogies (17 Occurrences)

Inhabits (2 Occurrences)

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Islands (32 Occurrences)

Favored (19 Occurrences)

Terminate (1 Occurrence)

Trafficked (7 Occurrences)

Tubal (9 Occurrences)

Residue (47 Occurrences)

Diminished (11 Occurrences)

Dealers (16 Occurrences)

Mesech (1 Occurrence)

Magnificence (9 Occurrences)

Meshech (11 Occurrences)

Mountaintops (4 Occurrences)

Pomp (13 Occurrences)

Beautify (10 Occurrences)

Births (34 Occurrences)

Bowmen (13 Occurrences)

Bow-men (1 Occurrence)

Customers (2 Occurrences)

Contract (3 Occurrences)

Chittim (5 Occurrences)

Coastlands (29 Occurrences)

Adheel (1 Occurrence)

Archers (15 Occurrences)

Adorn (13 Occurrences)

First-born (110 Occurrences)

Sea-lands (24 Occurrences)

Defeated (88 Occurrences)

Rams (81 Occurrences)

Ishmael (44 Occurrences)

Traders (31 Occurrences)

Settlements (27 Occurrences)

Isles (32 Occurrences)

Inhabited (64 Occurrences)

Comely (32 Occurrences)

Hireling (17 Occurrences)

Acceptance (24 Occurrences)

Merchants (34 Occurrences)

Remainder (33 Occurrences)

Oldest (58 Occurrences)

Curtains (34 Occurrences)

Occupied (32 Occurrences)

Closely (38 Occurrences)

Generations (148 Occurrences)

Firstborn (119 Occurrences)

Kittim (8 Occurrences)

Sojourn (51 Occurrences)

Sela (5 Occurrences)

Black (52 Occurrences)

Worker (36 Occurrences)

Woe (102 Occurrences)

Wo (92 Occurrences)

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