Abram’s Second Wife and His Transition

Abram (Abrashem), who was the father of Isaac (Isaaka), married another woman after the death of Sara, and her name was Keturah. She gave birth to several sons for him: Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah. Jokshan’s sons were Sheba and Dedan, and Dedan’s sons were Asshurim, Letushim, and Leummim.

The sons of Midian were Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abidah, and Eldaah. Abrashem gave all of his possessions to his son Isaaka. He gave gifts to the sons of his concubines and sent them eastward away from Isaaka while he was still alive.

Abram lived a full life of one hundred and seventy-five years. Upon his cessation, his sons Isaaka and Ismael buried him in the cave of Machpelah in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, which Abram had purchased from the sons of Heth. After Abram’s cessation, the Great Creator endowed his son Isaaka and he settled near the well Lahairoi as the sole heir and possessor of the great covenants made with the Great Creator.


Ismael was Abram’s son, born to Hagar the Egyptian, Sara’s handmaid. Ismael had twelve sons; their names included Nebajoth, Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam, Mishma, Dumah, Massa, Hadar, Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah. Ismael lived to be 137 years old, and his descendants lived from Havilah, which is before Egypt, to Shur, which is toward Assyria. Havilah is before you get to Egypt as one would go towards Assyria. Before Egypt are the nations that Egypt borders.

On modern-day maps that are, Israel to Egypt’s east, Sudan to the south, and Libya to its west. Chad would be another border (but not quite an official border). Havilah then is as one would go towards Assyria. There are two Assyrias’, ancient Assyria (spanned from Timbuktu to N’Djamena), and modern Assyria.

Modern Assyria is in northern Syria and Iraq (modern-day). We believe and have shown in detail in the Abantu Research Bible that Havilah is where ancient Assyria is located. Ismael departed this life surrounded by all of his family (Genesis 25:12-18).

This is not an actual picture of Keturah but of a modern-day songstress from Malawi named Keturah


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