Who and what is…

Meaning: dark-skinned

  1. Kedar, an Ishmaelite

    He is the 2nd son of the patriarch Ishmael who is the 1st son of Abraham (Genesis 25:13).


  2. 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