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Kedar (kē´dər), powerful nomadic tribe, who lived in N Arabia, E of Palestine. Their name appears often in the Bible, where it is identified as meaning the descendants of the second son of Ishmael.

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Kedar

Kedar in the Bible, the name of a son of Ishmael, and of the nomadic tribe descended from him.

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