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John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - Genesis 25:1-34

The Sons of Abraham by Keturah. Death and Burial of Abraham. Descendants of Ishmael. Birth and Youth of Esau and Jacob1. It is not known at what period of his life Abraham took Keturah as his secondary wife or concubine; for it is clear from Genesis 25:6 and 1 Chronicles 1:32 that she only held that position. Some of the names of Keturah’s children have been identified in Arabia as tribes. 2. Midian] The Midianites became a considerable nation, spreading over the country S. and SE. of Palestine... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Dictionary of Texts - Genesis 25:1-34

Genesis 25:32 Esau's weakness and fall in the presence of his overmastering temptation. I. Esau's good qualities are very evident, being of the kind easily recognized and easily popular among men, the typical sportsman who is only a sportsman, bold and frank and free and generous, with no intricacies of character, impulsive and capable of magnanimity. The very opposite of the prudent, dexterous, nimble man of affairs, rather reckless indeed and hotheaded and passionate. His virtues are, we see,... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Bible Commentary - Genesis 25:1-34

ESAU AND JACOBGenesis 25:1-34"He goeth as an ox goeth to the slaughter, till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life."- Proverbs 7:22-23THE character and career of Isaac would seem to tell us that it is possible to have too great a father. Isaac was dwarfed and weakened by growing up under the shadow of Abraham. Of his life there was little to record, and what was recorded was very much a reproduction of some of the least glorious... read more

Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible - Genesis 25:12-18

VIII. THE GENERATIONS OF ISHMAEL 1. Ishmael and his sons (Genesis 25:12-16 ) 2. The death of Ishmael (Genesis 25:17-18 ) In chapter 16:12 we find the prediction that Ishmael should dwell in the presence of his brethren. In Genesis 25:18 we find the fulfilment. The names we find here may be traced in other Scriptures. For instance in Isaiah 60:0 , the great chapter of the millennial kingdom, we have Nebajoth and Kedar mentioned (Isaiah 60:7 ). The number twelve, twelve princes, links... read more

L.M. Grant

L. M. Grant's Commentary on the Bible - Genesis 25:1-34

OTHER GENERATIONS OF ABRAHAM We are not told what time Abraham took Keturah as a wife. Of course, God could enable him to be a father of children even after Sarah had died, but in this case he would be over 137 years, and nothing is given to enlighten us in this matter. However, verses 1-4 tell us that Keturah bore Abraham six sons, and that some of these also had sons afterward. whenever they were born, they were not considered by God as having any place compared to Isaac. Abraham gave all... read more

James Gray

James Gray's Concise Bible Commentary - Genesis 25:1-18

ISAAC ’S MARRIAGE , ABRAHAM ’S DEATH In Abraham’s time, communications between families separated by long distances were few and far between. But he seems to have gotten news from his brother’s home sometime after the birth of Isaac, as recorded at the close of chapter 22, linking that chapter to the one we are now considering. SELECTING THE BRIDE (Genesis 24:1-52 ) Notice the preparation made by Abraham for Isaac’s marriage (Genesis 24:1-9 ), the oath he administers to his servant, the... read more

Joseph Parker

The People's Bible by Joseph Parker - Genesis 25:1-34

The Death of Abraham Gen 25:8 Now that he is gone we may be able to get a clear view of his whole character, and to see how one part looks in the light of another. It is almost impossible to be just to any living man who is doing a great work, because we see his imperfections, we are perhaps fretted by the manner in which he does it, and we are not quite sure that he may not even yet spoil it by a blunder or a crime. But when he has laid down his tools, and left his work for the last time, we... read more

Robert Hawker

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary - Genesis 25:11-16

And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac; and Isaac dwelt by the well Lahairoi. Now these are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, bare unto Abraham: And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their generations: the firstborn of Ishmael, Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam, And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa, Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah: These are the... read more

Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible - Genesis 25:11-18

11-18 Ishmael had twelve sons, whose families became distinct tribes. They peopled a very large country that lay between Egypt and Assyria, called Arabia. The number and strength of this family were the fruit of the promise, made to Hagar and to Abraham, concerning Ishmael. read more

Paul E. Kretzmann

The Popular Commentary by Paul E. Kretzmann - Genesis 25:12-18

The Generations of Ishmael v. 12. Now these are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar, the Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, bare unto Abraham. We have here the final account of Ishmael and a short summary of his family's history. v. 13. And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael by their names, according to their generations: the first-born of Ishmael, Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam, v. 14. and Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa, v. 15. Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish,... read more

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