Sarah, Rebekah And Keturah
Part 3 of 7
Why Did Abraham Remarry?
Why did Abraham marry Ketura in his old age, and had six more children by her, only to send them away, just as he did with Hagar and Ishmael?
"Abraham gave all that he had to Isaac. And to the children of the concubines, Abraham gave gifts, and he sent them away from Isaac his son, while he was still alive, eastwards, to the land of the east." Genesis 25:5-6
Perhaps Abraham's need to bear more children was related to the difference between the two covenants that Yahveh made with him. In the context of his circumcision, Yahveh told him explicitly: "I shall establish My covenant with Isaac, whom Sarah will bear to you at this time next year." This covenant will be established only with his consecrated seed, Isaac, Sarah's son. This covenant promised Abraham the land of Canaan, to be given to Isaac's descendant - Jacob, and to be settled by Jacob's descendants, divided into inheritances for the tribes. This was the Holy Land, promised to Israel:
"It shall be for you alone, no strangers will inherit it with you." Proverbs 5:17
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