Bible Meaning: Desert, barren, sterile
Strong's Concordance #H6152, #H6153, #G688
Arabs, also called "the sons (or children) of the east," were a nomadic group of wandering shepherds. In the Old Testament Arabia referred to the place they lived, which was chiefly south and southwest of Israel. Arabia's two references in the New Testament, however, are related to those who lived both south of Israel and those east of the Jordan River who extended as far north as near Damascus.
Those considered Arabs in Scripture include the Midianites, the Ishmaelites, the people of Kedar, the Amalekites and others. These groups living in Arabia are linked to the Israelites through Abraham, either through Hagar and her son Ishmael or through the sons Keturah bore him after Sarah had died.
And so it was, when Israel had sown, that the Midianites came up, and the Amalekites, and the children of the east, even they came up against them;
The burden upon Arabia. In the forest in Arabia shall ye lodge, O ye travelling companies of Dedanim.
And all the kings of Arabia, and all the kings of the mingled people that dwell in the desert
Arabia, and all the princes of Kedar, they occupied with thee in lambs, and rams, and goats: in these were they thy merchants.
Neither went I (Apostle Paul) up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me: but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus.
For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children.