A site given to the Reubenites (Josh 13:18; Josh 21:37; 1Chr 6:79) located, like the settlements associated with it (Heshbon, Dibon), east of the Jordan. Jeremiah’s oracle(s) against Moab include it as having suffered judgment (Jer 48:21).
18and Jahaz, and Kedemoth, and Mephaath,
37Kedemoth with its pasture lands, and Mephaath with its pasture lands—four towns.
79Kedemoth with its pasture lands, and Mephaath with its pasture lands;
21Judgment has come upon the tableland, upon Holon, and Jahzah, and Mephaath,