Thursday, August 20, 2015

Question 8 - Concubine or wife, which one is correct?

Genesis 25:1 NKJV - "Abraham again took a wife, and her name was Keturah."
1 Chronicles 1:32 NKJV - "Now the sons born to Keturah, Abraham's concubine

                In Genesis 25:1, Abraham again took a wife, and her name was keturah. But, keturah was not considered heiress. Abraham begot Isaac through a free woman Sarah by the promise of the Lord. After the death of Sarah, Abraham took a wife, Keturah and begot Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah. The importance given to the subsequent wives is not comparable to the first one. For this reason only, Abraham sent out his son Ishmael, who was born of Hagar, his servant by giving value to the words of Sarah. But, when the matter of keturah was started, Sarah was already dead. Even then, the place of keturah was not equal to the place of Sarah, because any one cannot give the value to the second consequent wife has the first wife had. So, the, prophet described in 1Chronicles 1:32 about keturah, the wife of old age man, Abraham as the concubine. After that, he described her dynasty also. So, here we must grasp that there is no importance in the view of the Lord for this kind of dynasty.

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