Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesKedar, Kedarite, Qedar
Typepeople group
Notesthis is a major city for this people group
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

1 Identification

  1. Kedar (modern): very high confidence
    1. ruins in Dumat al JandalKedar

Verses (9)

  1. Ps 120:5
  2. Song 1:5
  3. Isa 21:16, 21:17, 42:11, 60:7
  4. Jer 2:10, 49:28
  5. Ezek 27:21

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookKedar (region) (2007)Kedar
OpenBible.infoa68d1a9 (Kedar)


  1. Biblica: The Bible Atlas (2007)
  2. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  3. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  4. Hudson, Bible Atlas and Companion (2008)
  5. IVP Atlas of Bible History (2006)
  6. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  7. Rogerson, New Atlas of the Bible (1985)
  8. Sacred Bridge (2014)
  9. Tabulae Geographicae
  10. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001)
  11. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956)
  12. Wikimedia Commons


ruins in Dumat al Jandal
Credit: Imam Khairul Annas (modified)


This page identifies the current consensus around the modern location of this biblical place.

The isobands you see on the map (gray areas with dark borders) attempt to give you confidence where a region is. Because many ancient regions aren't precisely defined, I consulted atlases to determine where the biblical region is located and used that data to build the isobands. The smaller isobands reflect more confidence that the given isoband is in the region, while the larger isobands reflect less confidence. Isobands are a kind of contour line that here indicate confidence levels.