Easton's Bible Dictionary
beginnings; easternmost, A city of Reuben, assigned to
the Levites of the family of Merari ( Joshua
13:18 ). It lay not far north-east of Dibon-gad, east of the Dead Sea.
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names
antiquity; old age
Smith's Bible Dictionary
One of the towns in the district east of the Dead Sea allotted to the tribe of
Reuben, ( Joshua
13:18 ) given by the Merarite Levites. ( Joshua
21:37 ; 1
Chronicles 6:79 ) It possibly conferred its name on the "wilderness," or uncultivated
pasture land, "of Kedemoth." ( Numbers
21:33 ; Deuteronomy
2:26 , 2:27
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ked'-e-moth, ke-de'-moth (qedhemoth, "eastern parts"):
From the wilderness to which this town gave its name, Moses sent messengers to
Sihon, king of the Amorites in Heshbon (Deuteronomy
2:26). It was given by Moses to the tribe of Reuben (Joshua
13:18), and assigned to the Merarite Levites (Joshua
Chronicles 6:79). It must probably be sought on the upper course of the Arnon.
Buhl (GAP, 268) suggests that it may be identified with Umm er-Resas.
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