Genesis 25:1-6 Sons of Abraham & Keturah
again took a wife, and her name was Keturah. 2 And she bore him Zimran, Jokshan,
Y Abraham took another wife, Keturah, after the death of Sarah.
Keturah was the mother of six sons and
grandmother of eight named in the Scriptures to whom Abraham gave gifts and
sent to the east before his death. They went to dwell in the
The sons of Keturah lived around Ishmael the son
of Hagar because at least one of them was named when Joseph was sold by his
brothers in the story of [Genesis 37:23-36], as it was a company of Ishmaelites
coming from Gilead on their way to Egypt bearing spices, balm, and Myrrh. The Midianite traders passed by so
the brothers sold him to the Ishmaelites and when
they arrived in
Ishmael was the son of Abraham and Hagar, while Midian was the son of Abraham and Keturah. Midian is important also because it was to the priest of Midian that Moses came when he fled from Egypt and it was from there that God sent him back after 40 years to bring Israel to the Mount Horeb, also in the land of Midian, to receive His Laws when He brought them out of Egypt on their way to the Promised Land.
The Sheba descended from Ham is located in the middle of Africa near the east coast which can not be considered the end of the earth; while the Sheba descended from Abraham was at the south end of the Arabian Peninsula and to go any farther south you will be in the water of the Arabian Sea which could indeed be called the end of the earth. [Matthew 12:42]