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Medan
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Medan, Son of Abraham
Medan, Son of Abraham (מְדָן‎, medan). Named among the sons born to Abraham and Keturah (Gen 25:2; 1 Chr 1:32).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Medan (Person)
MEDAN (PERSON) [Heb mĕdān (מְדָן)]. A son of Abraham and Keturah and brother of Midian (Gen 25:2; 1 Chr 1:32). The “sons of Keturah” are a group of Arabian tribes and cities of the 8th through 5th centuries b.c. See also KETURAH. Medan could have been a tribe or a settlement in Wâdı̄ Mudân (or Madân),
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Medan
Medan. Third son of Abraham by his second wife, Keturah (Gn 25:2; 1 Chr 1:32).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Medan
Medan mḕdan [Heb. meḏān]. Third son of Abraham by Keturah (Gen. 25:2; 1 Ch. 1:32), and like the other sons, e.g., Midian, Dedan, etc., probably eponymous head of an Arabian tribe. Since Dedan and Midian settled in north Arabia, probably the tribe of Medan did as well. The suggested connections
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Medan
MEDAN Third son of Abraham by his second wife, Keturah (Gn 25:2; 1 Chr 1:32).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Medan
Medan (mee´dan), the third son of Abraham by Keturah (Gen. 25:2; 1 Chron. 1:32); the term may also be a reference to the inhabitants of Midian.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Medan
MEDAN. A son of Abraham by Keturah and brother of Zimran, Jokshan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah, who became ancestors of desert tribes (Gen 25:2; 1 Chr 1:32). The Heb. word for “Medanites” occurs in Gen 37:36, but most of the English versions translate it “Midianites.” Medan is unknown elsewhere in the
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Medan
MEDAN. A son of Abraham by *Keturah (Gn. 25:2; 1 Ch. 1:32). The names of some of the other sons and descendants of Keturah, such as Midian and Dedan, were later known as those of N Arabian tribes (*Arabia), so it may be assumed that Medan likewise settled in this area, though the name is unknown outside
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Medan
Medan (Heb. mĕḏān)A son of Abraham and Keturah (Gen. 25:2; 1 Chr. 1:32), presumably the eponymous ancestor of an Arabian group.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Medan
Medan [mēˊdăn] (Heb. meḏān). A son of Abraham and Keturah (Gen. 25:2; 1 Chr. 1:32), presumably the eponymous ancestor of an Arabian group. Some scholars suggest that the name represents a scribal error from Midian, which follows.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Medan
Me´dan (contention), a son of Abraham and Keturah. Gen. 25:2; 1 Chron. 1:32.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Medan
ME´DAN (mēʹdan). The third son of Abraham and Keturah (Gen. 25:2; 1 Chron. 1:32), after 2050 b.c.
See also
Relatives
Abraham Father
Keturah Mother
Isaac Brother
Ishmael Brother
Midian Brother
Shuah Brother
Jokshan Brother
Zimran Brother
Ishbak Brother
Jacob Nephew
Isaac Cousin
Esau Nephew
Sarah Aunt
Lot Cousin
Terah Grandfather
Basemath Niece
Haran Uncle
Nahor Uncle
Mahalath Niece
Maacah Cousin
Dedan Nephew
Hadad Nephew
Milcah Cousin
Mishma Nephew
Mibsam Nephew
Tahash Cousin
Nebaioth Nephew
Iscah Cousin
Kedar Nephew
Dumah Nephew
Tebah Cousin
Tema Nephew
Massa Nephew
Ephah Nephew
Epher Nephew
Buz Cousin
Jetur Nephew
Naphish Nephew
Sheba Nephew
Adbeel Nephew
Kemuel Cousin
Kedemah Nephew
Enoch Nephew
Uz Cousin
Hazo Cousin
Pildash Cousin
Abida Nephew
Jidlaph Cousin
Eldaah Nephew