Easton's Bible Dictionary
Orientals, The name of a Canaanitish tribe which inhabited
the north-eastern part of Palestine in the time of Abraham ( Genesis
15:19 ). Probably they were identical with the "children of the east," who
inhabited the country between Palestine and the Euphrates.
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names
Smith's Bible Dictionary
A people named in ( Genesis
15:19 ) only; one of the nations who at that time occupied the land (Canaan)
promised to the descendants of Abram. The name is probably a synonym for the Bene-Kedem
--the "children of the East."
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
kad'-mon-it (qadhmoni; Kedmonaioi, signifies "the Easterner,"
or, less probably, "one of the ancient race"):
The Kadmonites are mentioned in Genesis
15:19 along with the Kenites and Kenizzites of Edom, and are doubtless the
same as "the children of the east," whose wisdom was celebrated (1
Kings 4:30). qedhemah, "the East," was a son of Ishmael (Genesis
25:15; compare Genesis
25:6). In an Egyptian story describing the adventures of a political refugee
who fled from Egypt in the time of the XIIth Dynasty, it is said that he found
a refuge in Canaan in the land of Kaduma or Kedem.
A. H. Sayce
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