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Keturah
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Abraham’s wife after Sarah; mother of six sons (Gen 25:1; 1 Chr 1:32–33). Abraham married Keturah after Sarah’s death (Gen 23:1–2), and likely after the marriage of Isaac (see Gen 24:67; 25:1). First Chronicles 1:32 and Gen 25:6 indicate that Keturah was not considered equal to Sarah—who was the mother of Isaac, the son promised to Abraham. Abraham’s other sons (including Ishmael) were sent away so that they would not threaten Isaac’s inheritance.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Keturah, Wife of Abraham
Keturah, Wife of Abraham (קְטוּרָה‎, qeturah). Abraham’s wife after Sarah; mother of six sons (Gen 25:1; 1 Chr 1:32–33). Abraham married Keturah after Sarah’s death (Gen 23:1–2), and likely after the marriage of Isaac (see Gen 24:67; 25:1). First Chronicles 1:32 and Gen 25:6 indicate that Keturah was
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Keturah (Person)
KETURAH (PERSON) [Heb qĕṭûrâ (קְטוּרָה)]. The third wife of Abraham, after Sarah and Hagar (Gen 25:1–4; 1 Chr 1:32–33). As far as they can be identified, her children and grandchildren were prominent Arabian or Aramean tribes or cities. See MEDAN; MIDIAN; ISHBAK; SHUAH; SHEBA; DEDAN. Medan, Midian,
Hanoch (Person)
HANOCH (PERSON) [Heb ḥănōk (חֲנֹך‎); ḥănôk (חֲנֹוך)]. HANOCHITES. 1. Third son of Midian (Gen 25:4). For the meaning of the name, see ENOCH, which shares the same Heb spelling (ḥănôk). As with the other offspring of Keturah and Abraham, this “grandson’s” name may have been related to an Arabian
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Keturah
Keturah. Second wife of Abraham. It is unclear whether he married her before or after Sarah’s death (Gn 25:1). He had six sons with her: Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah (Gn 25:2). Keturah’s status was not identical to that of Sarah. She is called a concubine (Gn 25:6, cf. 1 Chr 1:32),
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Keturah
Keturah kə-too̅ʹrə [Heb. qeṭûrâ; Gk. Chettoura—‘incense’]. The second wife of Abraham (Gen. 25:1). In 1 Ch. 1:32f she is called his concubine. According to the biblical tradition, he contracted this second marriage after the death of Sarah (cf. Gen. 23) and very likely after the marriage of Isaac
Hanoch (descendant of Abraham)
1. A grandson of Abraham by Keturah, and an ancestral head of a clan of Midian (Gen. 25:4; 1 Ch. 1:33; AV HENOCH.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Keturah
KETURAH Second wife of Abraham. It is unclear whether he married her before or after Sarah’s death (Gn 25:1). He had six sons with her: Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah (v 2). Keturah’s status was not identical to that of Sarah. She is called a concubine (Gn 25:6, cf. 1 Chr 1:32), and
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Keturah
Keturah (ki-tyoor´uh), a wife (Gen. 25:1) or concubine (1 Chron. 1:32) of Abraham who bore him six sons after the death of Sarah: Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah (Gen. 25:1–6; 1 Chron. 1:32–33). The biblical genealogies that list the descendants of Abraham and Keturah link various groups
Hanoch
Hanoch (hay´nok).1 The son of Midian and grandson of Keturah and Abraham (Gen. 25:4; 1 Chron. 1:33).2 The son of Reuben who went with Jacob to Egypt (Gen. 46:9; Exod. 6:14).3 The head of the Hanochites, who left Egypt with Moses (Num. 26:5).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Keturah
KETURAH. The second wife of Abraham, who bore him six sons: Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, Shuah (Gen 25:1–6; 1 Chr 1:32–33). The marriage evidently took place after the death of Abraham’s first wife, Sarah, and the marriage of Isaac to Rebekah (cf. Gen 24:67). This marriage seems to have been
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Keturah
KETURAH (Heb. qeṭûrâ, ‘perfumed one’). Abraham’s second wife after the death of Sarah who bore him Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak and Shuah, who in their turn became the ancestors of a number of N Arabian peoples (Gn. 25:1–4; 1 Ch. 1:32–33). (*Arabia.)Bibliography. J. A. Montgomery, Arabia
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Keturah
Keturah (Heb. qĕṭûrâ)The often forgotten third wife/concubine of Abraham, first attested after the death of Sarah (Gen. 25:1–6). She is the mother of six sons by Abraham: Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah (also listed in 1 Chr. 1:32–33). They settled to the east and the south of
Hanoch
Hanoch (Heb. ḥănôḵ)1. A son of Midian and grandson of Abraham and Keturah (Gen. 25:4; 1 Chr. 1:33).2. The oldest son of Reuben, Jacob’s oldest son (Gen. 46:9; Exod. 6:14; 1 Chr. 5:3). His descendants became the family of the Hanochites (Num. 26:5; Heb. haḥănōḵɩ̂).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Keturah
Keturah [kĭ tŏorˊə] (Heb. qeṭûrâ “incense”).† Abraham’s second wife (Gen. 25:1–6), with whom he produced six sons (1 Chr. 1:32–33).Although the Genesis account reports that Abraham married Keturah (25:1) after it records the death of Sarah (23:1–2), it is probable that this marriage took place
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Keturah
KETURAH The second wife of Abraham, after the death of Sarah (Gen 25:1–4; 1 Chr 1:32–33; cf. Hagar). She bore Abraham six sons: Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Isbak, and Shuah, each of whom was the ancestor of one of the Arabian or Aramean tribes.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Keturah
Ketu´rah (incense), the wife of Abraham after the death of Sarah. Gen. 25:1; 1 Chron. 1:32. (b.c. 1860.)
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Terah Father-In-Law
Abraham Husband
Midian Son
Shuah Son
Jokshan Son
Zimran Son
Medan Son
Ishbak Son
Dedan Grandson
Ephah Grandson
Ephah Relative
Epher Grandson
Epher Relative
Sheba Grandson
Enoch Grandson
Enoch Relative
Abida Grandson
Abida Relative
Eldaah Grandson
Eldaah Relative