Keturah

Keturah (Ki-tyoor´uh)

A wife or concubine of Abraham, after the death of Sarah, who bore him six sons: Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah (Gen 25:1-6; 1Chr 1:32-33). This genealogy links these six tribes and their descendants, who settled to the south and east of the Hebrews, with the descendants of Abraham. It also marks the partial fulfillment of God’s promise to Abraham that his offspring would be like “the stars of the sky” (Gen 15:5).

Gen 25:1-6

Abraham Marries Keturah
1Abraham took another wife, whose name was Keturah.2She bore him Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah.3Jokshan was the fath ... View more

1Chr 1:32-33

32The sons of Keturah, Abraham's concubine: she bore Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah. The sons of Jokshan: Sheba and Dedan.33The sons of Midia ... View more

Gen 15:5

5He brought him outside and said, “Look toward heaven and count the stars, if you are able to count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your descendants be.”

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