Kedar in Fausset's Bible Dictionary

("black skinned".) Ishmael's second son (Genesis 25:13; Isaiah 21:16-17; Isaiah 42:11; Isaiah 60:7; Jeremiah 49:28; Ezekiel 27:21), occupying the pastures and wilds on the N.W. side of Arabia. Representing the Arabs in general, with flocks, and goat's or camel's hair tents, black as their own complexion (Song of Solomon 1:5; Psalm 120:5). "I dwell in the tents of Kedar, my soul hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace." Warriors and archers, among the marauding "children" or "men of the East," Bent Kedem; loving strife, true sons of Ishmael, of whom the Angel of Jehovah said "he will be a wild man, his hand will be against every man and every man's hand against him" (Genesis 16:12).

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