Inbar is located on the site of the biblical village of Kfar Hananya, which was continuously inhabited by Jews from the First Temple until the 16th century. The Biblical village was situated along the banks of Nahal Tzalmon, and was known for its earthenware pottery that was considered of high quality. Rabbi Halafta, one of the great interpreters of the Mishnah, lived there in the Talmudic era, and is buried there. In the 16th century the community was abandoned, and its residents moved to Peki'in, where a larger Jewish community existed. In the end of the 1970s, as part of the HaMitzpim program, a temporary camp was erected for workers who were building moshavim nearby. The remnants of buildings that were used in the camp were improved by members of the community when they went to live there on Yom Ha'atzmaut in May 1994.