Character Study on Keturah

Character Study on Keturah

Genesis 25: Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturah.
Genesis 25: And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abida, and Eldaah. All these were the children of Keturah.
1 Chronicles 1: Now the sons of Keturah, Abraham's concubine: she bare Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah. And the sons of Jokshan; Sheba, and Dedan.
1 Chronicles 1: And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and Henoch, and Abida, and Eldaah. All these are the sons of Keturah.

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Holman Bible Dictionary - Keturah
(keh tyoo' ruh) Personal name meaning “incense” or “the perfumed one.” In Genesis 25:1 Keturah is called Abraham's wife, while 1 Chronicles 1:32 calls her a concubine. She was Abraham's second wife, apparently taken after Sarah's death.

Keturah bore six sons (daughters rarely are listed) to Abraham, the most notable being Midian. The list of Keturah's children substantiates the link between the Hebrews and the tribes which inhabited the areas east and southeast of Palestine. As children of a second wife, they were viewed as inferior to Isaac, Sarah's son.



Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Keturah
A secondary wife or concubine taken by Abraham, whether in Sarah's lifetime or afterward is uncertain (Genesis 25:1; 1 Chronicles 1:28; 1 Chronicles 1:32). Their sons were Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, Shuah; they spread through the desert E. to the Persian gulf. Hagar's son Ishmael's posterity was the elder branch of the "sons of the concubines."

Easton's Bible Dictionary - Keturah
Incense, the wife of Abraham, whom he married probably after Sarah's death (Genesis 25:1-6 ), by whom he had six sons, whom he sent away into the east country. Her nationality is unknown. She is styled "Abraham's concubine" (1 Chronicles 1:32 ). Through the offshoots of the Keturah line Abraham became the "father of many nations."
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Keturah
KETURAH . Abraham’s wife ( Genesis 25:1-4 ), or concubine ( 1 Chronicles 1:32 f.; cf. Genesis 25:6 ), after the death of Sarah; named only by J [Note: Jahwist.] and the Chronicler in the passages referred to; said to be the ancestress of sixteen tribes, several of which are distinctly Arabian Midian, Sheba, Dedan. Some Arabic writers mention an Arabian tribe near Mecca called Qatûrâ . The old Israelites evidently regarded some Arabs as distant relatives (see artt. Abraham, Esau, Hagar). The name Qetûrâh = ‘incense,’ is a perfume-name like Keziah ( Job 42:14 ).

W. Taylor Smith.

Hitchcock's Bible Names - Keturah
That makes the incense to fume
Chabad Knowledge Base - Keturah
Woman Abraham married after Sarah's passing. The midrash identifies her as Hagar.

The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Keturah
Abraham's handmaid. (Genesis 25:1) The name means, to burn, from Kather

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Keturah
Wife or concubine of Abraham by whom he had six sons, Midian being the most noted. Genesis 25:1-4 ; 1 Chronicles 1:32,33 .

Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Keturah
the name of Abraham's second wife. Abraham married Keturah, when he was one hundred and forty years of age, and by her he had six sons, Zimram, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah. Some chronologers, as Bishop Clayton, Hallet, &c, thinking it improbable that Abraham should marry again at such an advanced age, have dislocated the chronology of this period, by supposing that Abraham took Keturah as a concubine, in consequence of his wife Sarah's barrenness, even before he left Charran; and that Keturah's children were among the souls born to him and Lot during their residence in that country. But it seems evident from the whole tenor of the history, that Abraham was childless until the birth of Ishmael, Genesis 15:2-3 ; that he had no other son than Ishmael when he received the promise of Isaac, Genesis 17:18 ; and that Isaac and Ishmael jointly, as his eldest sons, celebrated his funeral, Genesis 25:9 . His second marriage, at the age of one hundred and forty years, shows his faith in the divine promise, that he should be a "father of many nations;" for which purpose his constitution might be miraculously renewed, as Sarah's was. Beside, Abraham himself was born when his father Terah was one hundred and thirty years of age. Abraham settled the sons of Keturah in the east country of Arabia, near the residence of Ishmael.

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Keturah
The wife of Abraham, after the death of Sarah, Genesis 25:1-6 . Though she is called a "concubine," this may have been to distinguish her sons as well as Ishmael from Isaac the son of promise, Genesis 25:6 ; 1 Chronicles 1:32 ; Galatians 4:22,30 . Her sons were the ancestors of many Arabian tribes.

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Midian - The fourth son of Abraham and Keturah, Genesis 25:2
Ishbak - Leaving, one of Abraham's sons by Keturah (Genesis 25:2 )
Medan - Contention, the third son of Abraham by Keturah (Genesis 25:2 )
Jokshan - Son of Abraham and Keturah
Zimran - Vine-dressers; celebrated, one of the sons of Abraham by Keturah (Genesis 25:2 )
me'Dan - (contention ), a son of Abraham and Keturah
Jokshan - Snarer, the second son of Abraham and Keturah (Genesis 25:2,3 ; 1 Chronicles 1:32 )
Lettushim - An Arab tribe (as the plural ending implies), sprung from Abraham by Keturah
Leummim - ” Descendants of Abraham and Keturah
Zimran - Son of Abraham and Keturah
Medan - Son of Abraham and Keturah
Shuah -
One of Abraham's sons by Keturah (Genesis 25:2 ; Chr 1:32)
Midian - Strife, the fourth son of Abraham by Keturah, the father of the Midianites (Genesis 25:2 ; 1 Chronicles 1:32 )
Letushim - ” Descendants of Abraham and Keturah (Genesis 25:3 )
Shuah - Sonof Abraham and Keturah
Jok'Shan - (fowler ), a son of Abraham and Keturah, ( Genesis 25:2,3 ; 1 Chronicles 1:32 ) whose sons were Sheba and Dedan
Medan - A son of Abraham and Keturah, Genesis 25:2
Ishbak - A son of Abraham by Keturah ( Genesis 25:2 = 1 Chronicles 1:32 )
Keturah - ” In Genesis 25:1 Keturah is called Abraham's wife, while 1 Chronicles 1:32 calls her a concubine. ... Keturah bore six sons (daughters rarely are listed) to Abraham, the most notable being Midian. The list of Keturah's children substantiates the link between the Hebrews and the tribes which inhabited the areas east and southeast of Palestine
Medan - Son of Abraham and Keturah. The Keturahites early merged into the Ishmaelite tribes
Ish'Bak - (left behind ), a son of Abraham and Keturah, ( Genesis 25:2 ; 1 Chronicles 1:32 ) and the progenitor of a tribe of northern Arabia
Ara'Bians - the nomadic tribes inhabiting the country to the east and south of Palestine, who in the early times of Hebrew history were known as Ishmaelites and descendants of Keturah
Abida - Or Abi'dah, father of knowledge; knowing, one of the five sons of Midian, who was the son of Abraham by Keturah (1 Chronicles 1:33 ), and apparently the chief of an Arab tribe
Zim'Ran - (celebrated ), the eldest son of Keturah
de'Dan - (Genesis 10:7 ; 1 Chronicles 1:9 ) ... A son of Jokshan, son of Keturah
Ishbak - ” Son of Abraham and Keturah (Genesis 25:2 )
Jokshan - Son of Abraham and Keturah (Genesis 25:2-3; 1 Chronicles 1:32); father of Sheba and Dedan
Jokshan - Son of Abraham and Keturah, and father of Sheba (Saba) and Dedan ( Genesis 25:2 , 1 Chronicles 1:32 )
Epher -
One of the sons of Midian, who was Abraham's son by Keturah (Genesis 25:4 )
Jokshan - ” Son of Abraham by Keturah and ancestor of Arabian tribes in wilderness east of Jordan (Genesis 25:2-3 )
Zimran - A son of Abraham and Keturah, Genesis 25:2 = 1 Chronicles 1:32
Shu'ah -
Son of Abraham by Keturah
Zimran - Oldest son of Abraham by Keturah (Genesis 25:2)
Epher - Son of Midian, being the son of Abraham and Keturah
Asshurim - The Asshurim, Letushim, Leummim ( Genesis 25:3 ) were Arabian tribes, supposed to be descended from Abraham and Keturah through Dedan
Hanoch - A grandson of Abraham by Keturah, and third of the sons of Midian ( Genesis 25:4 )
Zimran - ” Son of Abraham and Keturah and ancestor of an Arabian tribe (Genesis 25:2 ; 1 Chronicles 1:32 ), possibly identified with Zabram, located somewhere west of Mecca on the Red Sea, and with Zimri (Jeremiah 25:25 )
Medan - The third son of Abraham by Keturah, Genesis 25:2
e'Phah - Son of Midian, being the son of Abraham and Keturah, and referred to by Isaiah as the head of a tribe
e'Phah - Son of Midian, being the son of Abraham and Keturah, and referred to by Isaiah as the head of a tribe
Epher - Son of Midian, grandson of Abraham through his wife Keturah, and clan father among the Midianites (Genesis 25:4 )
Keturah - Abraham married Keturah, when he was one hundred and forty years of age, and by her he had six sons, Zimram, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah. Some chronologers, as Bishop Clayton, Hallet, &c, thinking it improbable that Abraham should marry again at such an advanced age, have dislocated the chronology of this period, by supposing that Abraham took Keturah as a concubine, in consequence of his wife Sarah's barrenness, even before he left Charran; and that Keturah's children were among the souls born to him and Lot during their residence in that country. Abraham settled the sons of Keturah in the east country of Arabia, near the residence of Ishmael
Keturah - Through the offshoots of the Keturah line Abraham became the "father of many nations
Hagar - The midrash also identifies her as Keturah, the wife Abraham took after Sarah’s passing
Medan - ” Third son of Abraham and Keturah (Genesis 25:2 ; 1 Chronicles 1:32 ) and ancestor of a little-known Arab tribe
Hanoch, Henoch - Son of Midian, and grandson of Abraham and Keturah
Shuah - A son of Abraham and Keturah, Genesis 25:2 , 1 Chronicles 1:32
Concubine - Such were Hagar and Keturah, the concubines of Abraham; and such concubines were allowed by the Roman laws
Bildad - A descendant of Abraham by Keturah, Genesis 25:1,2
Ishbak - ) Son of Abraham and Keturah (Genesis 25:2; 1 Chronicles 1:32). The Keturahites extended from the borders of Palestine to the Persian gulf
Dedan - ... ... A son of Jokshan, Abraham's son by Keturah (1 Chronicles 1:32 )
Ephah - A son of Midian, descended from Abraham and Keturah ( Genesis 25:4 = 1 Chronicles 1:33 ), the eponymous ancestor of an Arabian tribe whose identity is uncertain
Epher - The name of the second of the sons of Midian mentioned in Genesis 25:4 , 1 Chronicles 1:33 , and recorded as one of the descendants of Abraham by his wife Keturah ( Genesis 25:1 )
Concubine - Such were Hagar and Keturah, the concubines of Abraham and such concubines were allowed by the Roman laws
Bildad - sprung from Shuah, Abraham's son by Keturah, who was sent eastward by Abraham and founded an Arab tribe (Genesis 25:2) Syccea, in Arabia Deserta, E
Bildad - He is called "the Shuhite," probably as belonging to Shuah, a district in Arabia, in which Shuah, the sixth son of Abraham by Keturah, settled (Genesis 25:2 )
Bildad - One of Job's friends, 'the Shuhite,' perhaps a descendant of Shuah the son of Abraham and Keturah
Jethro - It is highly probable, too, that he was a descendant of Abraham by Keturah, the mother of Midian, Genesis 25:2; but what was the nature of his office as priest—or prince, as some say it should be rendered—we know not
Keturah - Keturah
Dedan - A north Arabian people, according to Genesis 10:7 descended from Cush, and according to Genesis 25:3 from Abraham through Keturah
Midian - Abraham's concubine, Keturah, brings forth, a son, whose descendants shall vex Abraham's lawful heirs to great afflictions
Dedan - Descendant of Abraham and Keturah, probably inhabiting the borders of Idumaea
Sheba - Son of Jokshan, and grandson of Abraham by Keturah, Genesis 25:3
Dedan - The son of Jokshan, Abraham's son by Keturah, Genesis 25:3
Medan - One of the sons of Abraham and Keturah ( Genesis 25:2 = 1 Chronicles 1:32 )
Jethro - Some have thought, that he had a knowledge of the God of Israel, else Moses would not have been allied to him; and they that are of that opinion say, that he was descended from Midian, the son of Abraham, and Keturah
Concubine - Thus Abraham, by Sarah his wife, had Isaac, his heir; but, by his two concubines, Hagar and Keturah, he had other children, whom he did not make equal to Isaac
Dedan - A people of northern Arabia, descended from Dedan, a descendant of Abraham and Keturah
Dedan - A second Dedan is son of Jokshan, son of Keturah (Genesis 25:3), and is brother of a second Sheba
Sheba - Son of Jokshan, a son of Abraham and Keturah
Sheba - Son of Jokshan, a son of Abraham and Keturah
Arabians - We readthat Abraham sent the sons of Keturah and of his concubines "eastward, to the east country
Ephah - The line came through Abraham's wife Keturah rather than Sarah and did not inherit as did Isaac
Mid'Ian - (strife ), a son of Abraham and Keturah, ( Genesis 25:2 ; 1 Chronicles 1:32 ) progenitor of the Midianites, or Arabians dwelling principally in the desert north of the peninsula of Arabia
Ara'Bia - (desert, barren ), a country known in the Old Testament under two designations:--
The East Country , ( Genesis 25:6 ) or perhaps the East, ((Genesis 10:30 ; Numbers 23:7 ; Isaiah 2:6 ) and Land of the Sons of the East , ( Genesis 29:1 ) Gentile name, Sons of the East , ( Judges 6:3 ; 7:12 ; 1 Kings 4:30 ; Job 1:3 ; Isaiah 11:14 ; Jeremiah 49:28 ; Ezekiel 25:4 ) From these passages it appears that Land of the East and Sons of the East indicate, primarily, the country east of Palestine, and the tribes descended from Ishmael and from Keturah; and that this original signification may have become gradually extended to Arabia and its inhabitants generally, though without any strict limitation. The inhabitants principally descended from Ishmael and from Keturah, have always led a wandering and pastoral life. ... Of the descendants of Keturah the Arabs say little
Midian, Mtdianites - A nomadic tribe or group of tribes, said by an early genealogy ( Genesis 25:2 ) to be descended from Abraham by Keturah, of which the Kenites (wh. ] ), that the sons of Abraham by Keturah, of whom Midian was one, lived to the eastward
Kenites - The Midianites sprung from Midian, the son of Abraham and Keturah, Genesis 25:2 ; so these Kenites were probably a branch of the Midianites
Midian, Midianites - Son of Abraham and Keturah, and his descendants
Midian, Midianites - Personal and clan name meaning, “strife” ... Midian was the son of Abraham by his concubine Keturah (Genesis 25:2 )
Ishmael - Subsequently they, with the descendants of Joktan, the fourth from Shem, Genesis 10:26-29 , and Jokshan, the son of Abraham by Keturah, Genesis 25:3 , and perhaps also of some of the brethren of Joktan and Jokshan, occupied the whole peninsula of Arabia
Concubine - Keturah is said to have been Abraham's wife, Genesis 25:1; and yet, 5, 6, all Abraham's sons save Isaac are called the sons of concubines
Sheba - A son of Jokshan, who was a son of Abraham by Keturah (Genesis 25:3 )
Sabeans - A son of Jokshan, and grandson of Abraham and Keturah, Genesis 10:28 2
Arabia Felix - Ishmael, Genesis 25:13-15 , and the six sons of Abraham by Keturah, Genesis 25:2 , together with the seed of Esau and of Lot, occupied the parts of Arabia nearer Judea
Midian - LAND OF, a country of the Midianites, derived its name and its inhabitants from Midian, the son of Abraham by Keturah
Rechabites - They appear to have sprung from Midian, the son of Abraham by Keturah, Genesis 25:2 ; for Jethro, from whom they are descended, is called a Midianite, Numbers 10:23
Sheba (2) - Grandson of Abraham by Keturah; son of Jokshan (Genesis 25:3). SHEBA was a wealthy region of Arabia Felix or Yemen (1 Kings 10:1; Psalms 72:10; Psalms 72:15, where "Sheba" is Joktanite, "SEBA" Cushite ; Job 1:15, the Keturahite Sheba, Job 6:19; Isaiah 60:6; Jeremiah 6:20; Ezekiel 27:22, it was the Sheba son of Raamah and grandson of Cush that carried on the Indian traffic with Palestine in conjunction with the Keturahite Sheba (Joel 3:8)
Hagar - The Chaldee paraphrasts, and many of the Jews, believe Hagar and Keturah to be the same person; but this is not credible
Testament - Abraham gave presents, to what amount is not known, both to Ishmael and to the sons whom he had by Keturah, and sent them away before his death
Kenites - The latter were of Midianite origin, sprung from Abraham and Keturah, occupying the region E
Midian - ) Abraham's son by Keturah (Genesis 25:2). They are there called Ismaelites, though Ishmael was Hagar's son not Keturah's
Arabia - Most of these groups are linked with Abraham through his son Ishmael or through his second wife Keturah (Genesis 25:1 )
Abraham - He himself also married Keturah, and had six sons, each one the founder of a distinct people in Arabia
Enoch - Third son of Midian, Abraham's son by Keturah (Genesis 25:4)
Midian - The Midianites were a nomad people descended from Abraham and his concubine Keturah (Genesis 25:1-2)
Arabia - ... Many of the people descended from Noah (Genesis 10), Abraham (through his concubine Keturah; Genesis 25:1-6), and Esau (Genesis 36) settled as tribal groups in Arabia
Circumcision - " Moses had neglected to circumcise his son, owing to Zipporah's repugnance to it, as a rite not generally adopted in the East, even by the descendants of Abraham and Keturah, the Midianites
a'Braham - After Isaac's marriage with Rebekah and his removal to Lahai-roi, Abraham took to wife Keturah, by whom he had six children, Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbok and Shuah, who became the ancestors of nomadic tribes inhabiting the countries south and southeast of Palestine
Arabia - ... The posterity of Nahor, of Abraham and Keturah (Genesis 25), of Lot also, formed a part of the population, namely, in Arabia Deserta
Abraham - ... Abraham had another wife, Keturah, and concubines by whom he had sons; but to these he gave gifts and sent them eastward, so that Isaac and his seed might peacefully dwell in the promised land
Abraham - as to the descent of 16 Arabian tribes from Abraham and Keturah
Abraham - Abraham then himself took to wife Keturah, who became the mother of six sons, whose descendants were afterwards known as the "children of the east" (Judges 6:3 ), and later as "Saracens
Genealogy - Arabian tribes, nearer akin, are traced to Ishmael and Hagar; six others, a step farther removed, to Keturah, his second wife, or concubine ( Genesis 25:1 )
Abram - Keturah was a secondary or inferior wife, not given to the patriarch by Sarah, as Hagar was
Patriarchs, the - ... Although advanced in years, Abraham married a woman named Keturah, who bore him six children
Ishmael - ... The term" Ishmaelites" was applied in course of time to the Midianites, sprung from Abraham and Keturah, and not from Ishmael, because the Ishmaelites being the more powerful tribe gave their name as a general one to neighbouring associated tribes (Genesis 37:25; Genesis 37:28; Genesis 37:36; Psalms 83:6), the nomad tribes of Arabia (Judges 8:24)
Abraham - Abraham being left alone at Isaac's marriage, and having his youthful vigor renewed at Isaac's generation, married Keturah
Moses - From him probably Moses learned the traditions of Abraham's family in connection with Keturah (Genesis 25:2)
Abram - Abraham afterward married Keturah; by whom he had six sons, Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah; who became heads of different people, which dwelt in Arabia, and around it