Keturah

Synonyms:
Keturah, k’-tu-RAH, קְטוּרָה
Keturah (Wikipedia)

Keturah
Venice Haggadah, Family of Abraham.jpg
The wives and sons of Abraham, with Keturah standing at the far right with her six sons. From the 1630 Venice Haggadah.
Information
Spouse(s)Abraham
ChildrenZimran (son), Jokshan (son), Medan (son), Midian (son), Ishbak (son), Shuah (son)
RelativesSheba (grandson), Dedan (grandson), Ephah (grandson), Epher (grandson), Enoch (grandson), Abida (grandson), Eldaah (grandson)

Keturah (Hebrew: קְטוּרָה, Modern: Ktura, Tiberian: Qəṭûrā, possibly meaning "incense") was a concubine and wife of the Biblical patriarch Abraham. According to the Book of Genesis, Abraham married Keturah after the death of his first wife, Sarah. Abraham and Keturah had six sons.

One modern commentator on the Hebrew Bible has called Keturah "the most ignored significant person in the Torah". The medieval Jewish commentator Rashi, and some previous rabbinical commentators, related a traditional belief that Keturah was the same person as Hagar, although this idea cannot be found in the biblical text.

The biblical traditions concerning Abraham and related characters are regarded as non-historical by some scholars.

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