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Kadmonites
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Kadmonites
Kadmonites (קַדְמֹנִי‎, qadmoniy). A people-group that resided in Canaan during the time of Abraham (Gen 15:19).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Kadmonites
KADMONITES [Heb qadmōnı̂ (קַדְמֹנִי)]. One of ten groups of people found in a list of pre-Israelite inhabitants of the land promised to Abraham (Gen 15:19). Literally translated the name would be “Easterners.” Koehler and Baumgartner (HALAT 3: 1002) identify this group with the bĕnê qedem “people
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Kadmonites
Kadmonites. Semitic tribe whose land was promised to Abraham’s descendants (Gn 15:19). The name of the tribe is the same as the Hebrew adjective “eastern” and suggests that references to people or lands of the east (Gn 25:6; Jgs 8:10; 1 Kgs 4:30; Jb 1:3) may be synonymous with the tribal name.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Kadmonite
Kadmonite kadʹmən-īt [Heb. qaḏmōnî—‘easterners’; Gk. Kedmonaioi]. The Kadmonites are mentioned in Gen. 15:19 along with the Kenites and Kenizzites of Edom and are doubtless the same as “the people of the east,” whose wisdom was celebrated (1 K. 4:30 [MT 5:10]). Kedemah (Heb. qēḏe, “the East”)
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Kadmonites
KADMONITES Semitic tribe whose land was promised to Abraham’s descendants (Gn 15:19). The name of the tribe is the same as the Hebrew adjective “eastern” and suggests that references to peoples or lands of the east (Gn 25:6; Jgs 8:10; 1 Kgs 4:30; Jb 1:3) may be synonymous with the tribal name.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Kadmonites
Kadmonites (kad´muh-nits; Heb., “easterners”), a tribe or people living in terrain west of the Euphrates River. In Gen. 15:19 they are paired with other nomadic people, the Kenites and Kenizzites, whose lands were promised to Abraham’s descendants. The name may simply reflect the direction of their territory
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Kadmonites
KADMONITES. A people mentioned only in Gen 15:19 among the nationalities whose territories God promised to the seed of Abraham. The Kadmonites, whose name means Easterners, lived somewhere in the Syro-Arabian desert. The inhabitants of this region were also called Bnê-qedem, “children of the last” (Jdg
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Kadmonites
KADMONITES. A people whose name, qaḏmōnî, is identical in form with the adjective qaḏmōnî ‘eastern’ (e.g. Ezk. 47:18), and for this reason may simply mean ‘Easterners’ and be another designation for the benê-qedem *‘(children of the) East’. The word occurs but once as a name however (Gn. 15:19,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Kadmonites
Kadmonites (Heb. qaḏmōnɩ̂)A people listed among the pre-Israelite inhabitants of Canaan (Gen. 15:19). The name (“Easterners”) probably represents the same people as those called the “sons of Qedem” (NRSV “people of the east”; e.g., Gen. 29:1; Judg. 6:3, 33; Job 1:3).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Kadmonites
Kadmonites [kădˊmə nīts] (Heb. qaḏmōnî “Easterners”).† A people listed among the preIsraelite inhabitants of Canaan (Gen. 15:19). The name probably represents the same peoples as those called the “sons of Qedem” (RSV “people of the east”; e.g., 29:1; Judg. 6:3, 33; Job 1:3).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Kadmonites
Kad´monites (Orientals), The, a people named in Gen. 15:19 only; one of the nations who at that time occupied the land (Canaan) promised to the descendants of Abram. The name is probably a synonym for the Bene-Kedem—the “children of the East.”
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Kadmonite
KAD´MONITE (kadʹmon-it). A tribe mentioned only in Gen. 15:19 as one of the nations to be dispossessed by Israel. As an adjective the name means “eastern,” or “ancient.” Quite probably, therefore, the Kadmonites were “bene-kedem” (Judg. 6:33, “sons of the east”), i.e., tribes who roamed in the barren
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