"Incense." The wife of Abraham, whom he probably married after Sarah's death,1 and by whom he had six sons: Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah. Abraham gave everything he had to his son Isaac; "But unto the sons of the concubines, which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east country."

Keturah's nationality is unknown. She is styled "Abraham's concubine."2 Through the offshoots of the Keturah line Abraham became the "father of many nations."



  1. Gen. 25:1–6.
  2. 1 Chr. 1:32.


  • Easton, M.G. (1897). Easton's Bible Dictionary. New York: Harper & Brothers.

This article incorporates text from Easton’s Bible Dictionary (1897) by M.G. Easton, which is in the public domain.