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Kedar (son of Ishmael)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Kedar, Son of Ishmael
Kedar, Son of Ishmael (קֵדָר‎, qedar). The second son of Ishmael, and prince of a tribe of Ishmaelites (Gen 25:13; 1 Chr 1:29).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Kedar (Person)
KEDAR (PERSON) [Heb qēdār (קֵדָר)]. The second son of Ishmael (Gen 25:13; 1 Chr 1:29). The “sons of Ishmael” constituted a group of N Arabian tribes who flourished from the 8th through the 4th centuries b.c. Kedar, attested from 738 b.c. well into the Hellenistic period, was the most powerful among
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Kedar
Kedar. 1. Second son of Ishmael, Abraham’s son (Gn 25:13; 1 Chr 1:29).2. Tribe or area appearing mainly in the prophetic writings from Solomon to the exile. In Isaiah’s prophecy against Arabia (Is 21:13–17) Kedar is mentioned twice (vv 16, 17). Along with Arabia, Dedan, and Tema, the Kedarites are threatened
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Kedar
Kedar kēʹdär [Heb. qēḏār—‘black, swarthy’; Gk. Kēdar]. The second son of Ishmael (Gen. 25:13; 1 Ch. 1:29) and, eponymously, a people and a country in the East.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Kedar
KEDAR1. Second son of Ishmael, Abraham’s son (Gn 25:13; 1 Chr 1:29).2. Tribe or area appearing mainly in the prophetic writings from Solomon to the exile. In Isaiah’s prophecy against Arabia, Kedar is mentioned twice (Is 21:13–17). Along with Arabia, Dedan, and Tema, the Kedarites are threatened with
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Kedar
Kedar (kee´duhr; Heb., “dark”), a confederation of Arab tribes based in the north Arabian desert. In Gen. 25:13 and 1 Chron. 1:29, Kedar is one of the twelve sons of Ishmael. The Kedarites were a major force from the late eighth century bce until the rise of the Nabateans in the fourth century bce and
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Kedar
KEDAR. A son of Ishmael (Gen 23:13; 1 Chr 1:29), and ancestor of the Arabic tribe of Kedar (Heb. qēdār. “black” or “swarthy”). This tribe is mentioned in the Assyrian records of Esarhaddon and Ashurbanipal as Qidri, Qadri, and Qidarri, and on a silver vessel of the 5th cen. b.c. as Qdr. The Kedarites
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Kedar
KEDAR (Heb. qēḏār, probably ‘black’, ‘swarthy’). 1. A son of Ishmael (Gn. 25:13; 1 Ch. 1:29), forebear of like-named tribe.2. Nomadic tribesfolk of the Syro-Arabian desert from Palestine to Mesopotamia. In 8th century bc, known in S Babylonia (I. Eph‘al, JAOS 94, 1974, p. 112), Isaiah prophesying
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Kedar
Kedar (Heb. qēḏār)The second son of Ishmael (Gen. 25:13 = 1 Chr. 1:29). Elsewhere in the OT this term refers to his descendants (the Kedarites), either specifically to the most prominent of the north Arabian “sons of Ishmael” or generally and collectively to Arabic nomads or Bedouin. In Ps. 120:5
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Kedar
Kedar [kēˊdər] (Heb. qēḏār “dark” or “mighty”).† The second son of Ishmael (Gen. 25:13 par. 1 Chr. 1:29) and the eponymous ancestor of the Kedarites (Isa. 21:17; 60:7). At some point the name became virtually synonymous with the gentilic “Arab” (e.g., Ezek. 27:21). Since at least part of the
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Kedar
Ke´dar (dark-skinned), the second in order of the sons of Ishmael, Gen. 25:13; 1 Chron. 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, Isa. 21:13–17, in the burden upon Arabia;
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Kedar
KE´DAR (kēʹder; Heb. qādar, “to be dark,” but cf. Arab. qadara, “to be able, mighty”).1. The second son of Ishmael and father of the tribe bearing his name (Gen. 25:13; 1 Chron. 1:29). Little is known of Kedar, but his descendants are frequently mentioned (see no. 2).2. Kedar, in the stricter sense,
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Ishmael Father
Hadad Brother
Mishma Brother
Mibsam Brother
Nebaioth Brother
Dumah Brother
Tema Brother
Massa Brother
Jetur Brother
Naphish Brother
Adbeel Brother
Kedemah Brother
Basemath Sister
Mahalath Sister
Jacob Cousin
Abraham Grandfather
Isaac Uncle
Esau Cousin
Hagar Grandmother
Midian Uncle
Reuel Nephew
Shuah Uncle
Jokshan Uncle
Zimran Uncle
Medan Uncle
Ishbak Uncle
Dedan Cousin
Ephah Cousin
Epher Cousin
Sheba Cousin
Enoch Cousin
Abida Cousin
Eldaah Cousin