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Ked’emoth (beginnings), one of the towns in the district east of the Dead Sea allotted to the tribe of Reuben, Josh. 13:18; given to the Merarite Levites. Josh. 21:37; 1 Chron. 6:79. It possibly conferred its name on the “wilderness,” or uncultivated pasture land, “of Kedemoth.” Num. 21:23; Deut. 2:26, 27, etc.