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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
KETURAH . Abraham’s wife ( Genesis 25:1-4 ), or concubine ( 1 Chronicles 1:32 f.; cf. Genesis 25:6 ), after the death of Sarah; named only by J [Note: Jahwist.] and the Chronicler in the passages referred to; said to be the ancestress of sixteen tribes, several of which are distinctly Arabian Midian, Sheba, Dedan. Some Arabic writers mention an Arabian tribe near Mecca called QatÃ»rÃ¢ . The old Israelites evidently regarded some Arabs as distant relatives (see artt. Abraham, Esau, Hagar). The name QetÃ»rÃ¢h = ‘incense,’ is a perfume-name like Keziah ( Job 42:14 ).
W. Taylor Smith.
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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Keturah'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hdb/k/keturah.html. 1909.