Wednesday, April 13, 2011

"K" is for....a math problem.

Keturah- If you read my “H” blog you will know that I did chat about Keturah for just a second the other day.

She is a fascinating study for me because I have so many questions! I didn't even know this was part of the Abraham story when I was growing up!

The Bible says that after Sarah died, Abraham married Keturah and had 6 more sons! Zimram, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah were their names.

Abraham lived for 38 more years after Sarah died. He could have actually had a 25th wedding anniversary with Keturah!

I love the idea that Keturah could have actually been Hagar. If she was, there are even more questions:
I wonder, how old was she when she had Ishmael? Ishmael was 14 when isaac was born (Sarah was 90), Isaac was 37 when Sarah died at 127, making Abraham 137.

If Hagar had Ishmael at 16, she would have been 67 when Sarah died.

6 more sons after she was 67! Wow! Can you imagine chasing a toddler around at 70?!

It was hard enough at 37!



Sheila Siler said...

I'm thankful to have quit having kids at 38ish!

If Keturah was Hagar, what a story of forgiveness that would be that she would forgive him for sending her away.

Giggle, Laugh, Cry said...

Hi! Just stopping by from the A to Z Challenge!

Jeffrey Beesler said...

When I read that part of the Bible, all of the begetting that was going on hurt my head so much that even a scorecard wouldn't have helped. Time sure have changed since biblical times.

Pleasure to meet you via the A-Z Challenge!