Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #6924: qedem (pronounced keh'-dem)

or qedmah {kayd'-maw}; from 6923; the front, of place (absolutely, the fore part, relatively the East) or time (antiquity); often used adverbially (before, anciently, eastward):--aforetime, ancient (time), before, east (end, part, side, -ward), eternal, X ever(-lasting), forward, old, past. Compare 6926.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:


qedem / qêdmâh

1) east, antiquity, front, that which is before, aforetime (noun masculine)

1a) front, from the front or east, in front, mount of the East

1b) ancient time, aforetime, ancient, from of old, earliest time

1c) anciently, of old (adverb)

1d) beginning

1e) east

2) eastward, to or toward the East (adverb)

Part of Speech: see above in Definition

Relation: from H6923


This word is used 87 times:

Genesis 2:8: "God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put"
Genesis 3:24: "the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden"
Genesis 10:30: "from Mesha, as thou goest unto Sephar a mount of the east."
Genesis 11:2: "And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar;"
Genesis 12:8: "And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched"
Genesis 12:8: "and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Hai on the east:"
Genesis 13:11: "of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from"
Genesis 13:14: "where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward:"
Genesis 25:6: "Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east country."
Genesis 25:6: "while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east country."
Genesis 28:14: "of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all"
Genesis 29:1: "went on his journey, and came into the land of the people of the east."
Exodus 27:13: "And the breadth of the court on the east side eastward shall be fifty cubits."
Exodus 38:13: " And for the east side eastward fifty cubits."
Leviticus 1:16: "and cast it beside the altar on the east part, by the place of the ashes:"
Leviticus 16:14: "and sprinkle it with his finger upon the mercy seat eastward; and before the mercy seat"
Numbers 2:3: " And on the east side toward the rising of the sun shall they of the standard of the camp of Judah pitch throughout their armies: and Nahshon"
Numbers 3:38: "But those that encamp before the tabernacle toward the east, even before the tabernacle of the congregation eastward,"
Numbers 10:5: "an alarm, then the camps that lie on the east parts shall go forward."
Numbers 23:7: "me from Aram, out of the mountains of the east, saying, Come, curse me Jacob,"
Numbers 34:3: "shall be the outermost coast of the salt sea eastward:"
Numbers 34:10: "And ye shall point out your east border from Hazar-enan to Shepham:"
Numbers 34:11: "shall go down from Shepham to Riblah, on the east side of Ain; and the border"
Numbers 34:11: "and shall reach unto the side of the sea of Chinnereth eastward:"
Numbers 34:15: "on this side Jordan near Jericho eastward, toward the sunrising."
Numbers 35:5: "from without the city on the east side two thousand cubits,"
Deuteronomy 33:15: "And for the chief things of the ancient mountains, and for the precious things of the lasting hills,"
Deuteronomy 33:27: " The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out"
Joshua 7:2: "to Ai, which is beside Beth-aven, on the east side of Bethel, and spoke"
Joshua 15:5: " And the east border was the salt sea, even unto the end of Jordan. And their border"
Joshua 18:20: "And Jordan was the border of it on the east side. This was the inheritance of the children of Benjamin,"
Joshua 19:12: "And turned from Sarid eastward toward the sunrising unto the border"
Joshua 19:13: "And from thence passeth on along on the east to Gittah-hepher, to Ittah-kazin, and goeth out to Remmon-methoar"
Judges 6:3: "came up, and the Amalekites, and the children of the east, even they came up against"
Judges 6:33: "the Midianites and the Amalekites and the children of the east were gathered together, and went over, and pitched"
Judges 7:12: "and the Amalekites and all the children of the east lay along in the valley like grasshoppers for multitude;"
Judges 8:10: "that were left of all the hosts of the children of the east: for there fell a hundred"
Judges 8:11: "by the way of them that dwelt in tents on the east of Nobah and Jogbehah, and smote"
1 Kings 4:30: "excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east country, and all"
1 Kings 7:39: "and he set the sea on the right side of the house eastward over against"
1 Kings 17:3: "Get thee hence, and turn thee eastward, and hide thyself by the brook Cherith,"
2 Kings 13:17: "And he said, Open the window eastward. And he opened it. Then Elisha said, Shoot."
2 Kings 19:25: "heard long ago how I have done it, and of ancient times that I have formed"
2 Chronicles 4:10: "the sea on the right side of the east end, over against the south."
Nehemiah 12:46: "in the days of David and Asaph of old there were chief of the singers, and songs"
Job 1:3: "the greatest of all the men of the east."
Job 23:8: "Behold, I go forward, but he is not there; and backward, but I cannot perceive"
Job 29:2: "Oh that I were as in months past, as in the days when God preserved"
Psalms 44:1: "thou didst in their days, in the times of old."
Psalms 55:19: "shall hear, and afflict them, even he that abideth of old. Selah. Because they have no changes,"

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