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Origins: The Family of Abraham: The Keturites – Descendants of Abraham and Keturah

Shalom, everyone! The following is a diagram of the family of Abraham, the Keturites, descendants of Abraham and his third wife Keturah, based upon the accounts of the Book of Genesis (Bereshith) in the Tanakh, the Book of Jasher, and the Book of Jubilees. Please click twice on the diagram to expand to full size:



The Family of Abraham: The Keturites – Descendants of Abraham and Keturah

The Keturites are a Hebrew people descended from Abraham and his third wife, Keturah. Abraham married Keturah, a Canaanite woman, after the death of his first wife Sarah. They had issue:

  • Six sons Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak and Shuach.

Abraham gave gifts to his sons with Keturah and sent them away from Isaac east of the Land of Canaan. They eventually settled in the Arabian Peninsula, the Sinai PeninsulaEastern Africa east of the Nile River, Persia and South Asia. The Keturites intermarried with their cousins, the Ishmaelites (descendants of Abraham and his second wife Hagar), to form a people collectively known as the Arabs. As descendants of Abraham, the Keturites/Arabs are still subject to the terms and conditions of the Abrahamic covenant (Genesis 12, Genesis 15, and Genesis 17).

Child of Abraham Descendants
 Zimran Zimran was the first son of Abraham and his third wife Keturah. He had issue:

  • Three sons Abihen, Molich and Narin.
 Jokshan Jokshan was the second son of Abraham and his third wife Keturah. He had issue:

  • Two sons Sheba and Dedan.
 Medan Medan was the third son of Abraham and his third wife Keturah. He had issue:

  • Five sons Amida, Joab, Gochi, Elishaa, and Notcha.
 Midian Midian was the fourth son of Abraham and his third wife Keturah. He had issue:

  • Five sons Ephah, Epher, Chanoch, Abida, and Eldaah:
    • Ephah had issue, four sons Methach, Meshar, Avi, and Tzanua;
    • Epher had issue, four sons Ephron, Zur, Alirun and Medin;
    • Chanoch had issue, five sons Reuel, Rekem, Azi, Alyoshub and Alab;
    • Abida had issue, four sons Chur, Melud, Kerury, and Molchi;
    • Eldaah had issue, four sons Miker, Reba, Malchiyah, and Gabol.
 Ishbak Ishbak was the fifth son of Abraham and his third wife Keturah. He had issue:

  • Three sons Makiro, Beyodua and Tator.
 Shuach Shuach was the sixth son of Abraham and his third wife Keturah. He had issue:

  • Four sons Bildad, Mamdad, Mudan, and Meban.
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