And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.
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.
Easton's Bible Dictionary
Vine-dressers; celebrated, one of the sons of Abraham by Keturah (Genesis 25:2 ).
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
ZIMRAN . A son of Abraham and Keturah, Genesis 25:2 = 1 Chronicles 1:32 . The ethnological signification of the word is doubtful. The name is derived from zemer , ‘mountain-sheep or -goat,’ this animal having doubtless been the totem of the clan.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Oldest son of Abraham by Keturah (Genesis 25:2). Settled in the E. country. Zabram, an ancient city between Mecca and Medina (Ptolemy 6:7, Section 5), and the Zamereni a tribe in the interior of Africa, are names comparable with Zimran.
Holman Bible Dictionary
(zihm' ran) Personal name meaning, “celebrated in song, famous” or “mountain goat.” 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 ).
Hitchcock's Bible Names
Song; singer; vine
Morrish Bible Dictionary
Son of Abraham and Keturah. Genesis 25:2 ; 1 Chronicles 1:32 . His descendants have not been traced.
- Zabram, an ancient city between Mecca and Medina (Ptolemy 6:7, Section 5), and the Zamereni a tribe in the interior of Africa, are names comparable with Zimran
- Their sons were Zimran
, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, Shuah; they spread through the desert E
- 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
- 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