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Son of Ishmael, and founder of an important tribe inhabiting the north-west of Arabia, though the name is probably also employed for Arabs generally. Genesis 25:13 ; 1 Chronicles 1:29 . The Psalmist desired peace, for he had been dwelling in the tents of Kedar, with those who 'hated peace.' Psalm 120:5,6 . The bride in Song of Solomon 1:5 was black, or dark, like the black tents of Kedar. The references to lambs, rams, goats, flocks, camels, tents, and tent-curtains, show that a nomadic people are spoken of, though their, 'villages' are also mentioned. Judgements were pronounced against them. Isaiah 21:16,17 ; Isaiah 42:11 ; Isaiah 60:7 ; Jeremiah 2:10 ; Jeremiah 49:28 ; Ezekiel 27:21 .

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Kedar'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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