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Accusation of Incest's Genesis Chapter 20 comment about verse 1 on 12/04/2020, 7:14pm...

"KETURAH"

Scripture References-Genesis 25:1-6; 1 Chronicles 1:32, 33

Name Meaning-Incense

After the death of his beloved Sarah, Abraham took as his third wife, if we count Hagar as a wife, Keturah, a young woman.

When Sarah died, and Isaac his son married, doubtless Abraham now an old man was very lonely and remarried for the sake of companionship. Keturah is called a concubine (1 Chronicles 1:32). Her name is like Kezia, a perfume name. She became the mother of Abraham's six sons: Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak and Shuah who became the progenitors of six Arabian tribes of Southern and Eastern Palestine. Ancient Israelites regarded the Arabs as distant relatives. It was through Keturah's offspring that Abraham became "the father of many nations." The patriarch in his declining years was surrounded by a woman's care and love, and a circle of dear children. Kuyper, writing of the relationships between Abraham and Keturah, says that we cannot think of it as being romantic. It was a marriage in which a less passionately vehement love attains high ethical qualities.

Comment by Mishael:

Some say that Abraham went and brought Ishmaels mother, Hagar, back into the family tent. They did NOT have any other children. Ishmael was Hagars only child.

That can't be right because he married Keyturah, had 6 children with her. They are listed in Abrahams Geneology.

So, your accusation of incest is not truth.

Always read the genealogies!

 


Roland's Genesis Chapter 20 comment about verse 1 on 12/04/2020, 3:06pm...

Abraham married half sister was this not incest ?

 


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