Who and what is…
Kedar, an Ishmaelite
He is the 2nd son of the patriarch Ishmael who is the 1st son of Abraham (Genesis 25:13).
- Grandfather: Abraham
- Grandmother: Hagar
- Father: Ishmael
- Descendants: Prorbably the Kedar (below), Kedarites
- Known Brothers:
Nebaioth (Nebajoth) (firstborn),
- Known Uncles: Isaac and Midian
Kedar, the people
also known as: Kedarites
Kedar is the name for formerly nomadic tribes of Arabs, the Bedouins generally (Isa. 21:16; 42:11; 60:7; Jer. 2:10; Ezek. 27:21), who dwelled in the northwest of Arabia.
They lived in black hair-tents (Song of Songs 1:5).
To “dwell in the tents of Kedar” came to be a euphemism for being cut off from the worship of the true God (Psalm 120:5).
The Kedarites suffered at the hands of Nebuchadnezzar (Jer. 49:28-29).
Article Version: September 27, 2021