Ked'emoth (Heb. Kedemoth', קדֵמוֹת, beginnings; Sept. Κεδμώθ, Κεδημώθ, but in Chronicles Καδμώθ v. r. Καμηδώθ), a city in the tribe of Reuben, assigned with its suburbs (" villages"), to the Levites of the family of Merari (Jos 13:18; Jos 21:37; 1Ch 6:79; in all which passages it is mentioned between Jahazah and Mephaath), with a desert (מַדבָּר, open pasture-grounds) of the same name adjacent, whence Moses despatched the messengers requesting of Sihon a peaceable passage through his dominions; which the Israelites were now entering, having crossed the' river Arnon (De 2:26). These indications fix its locality not far northeast of Dibon-gad, possibly at the ruined village ed Duleitat (Robinson, Researches, 3, Append. p. 170), east of Medeba (Van de Velde, Map).

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