The wife of Abraham, after the death of Sarah, Ge 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, Ge 25:6; 1Ch 1:32; Ga 4:22,30. Her sons were the ancestors of many Arabian tribes.
incense, the wife of Abraham, whom he married probably after Sarah's death (Ge 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" (1Ch 1:32). Through the offshoots of the Keturah line Abraham became the "father of many nations."
A secondary wife or concubine taken by Abraham, whether in Sarah's lifetime or afterward is uncertain (Ge 25:1; 1Ch 1:28,32). 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."
Abraham's wife (Ge 25:1-4), or concubine (1Ch 1:32 f.; cf. Ge 25:6), after the death of Sarah; named only by Jahwist and the Chronicler in the passages referred to; said to be the ancestress of sixteen tribes, several of which are distinctly Arabian
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, Ge 15:2-3; that he had no other son than Ishmael when he received the promise of Isaac, Ge 17:18; and that Isaac and Ishmael jointly, as his eldest sons, celebrated his funeral, Ge 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.