, LXX.), a nation of Canaan at the time that Abraham sojourned in the land (Gen.
The name Beni-Kedem,
“children of the East” (Judg.
6.3; comp. Isa.
11.14), was probably not distinctive of, but collectively applied to various peoples, like the Saracens in the middle ages, and the Beduins in later times. (Ritter, Erdkunde,
vol. xv. pt. i. p.. 138.)