Book of Jasher 25
And it was at that time that Abraham
again took a wife in his old age, and her name was Keturah,
And she bare unto him Zimran, Jokshan,
And the sons of Jokshan
Elisha and Nothach; and the
sons of Midian were Ephah, Epher, Chanoch, Abida and Eldaah.
And the sons of Ishbak
were Makiro, Beyodua and Tator.
And the sons of Shuach
were Bildad, Mamdad, Munan and Meban; all these are
the families of the children of Keturah the Canaanitish woman which she bare unto Abraham the Hebrew.
And Abraham sent all these away, and
he gave them gifts, and they went away from his son Isaac to dwell wherever
they should find a place.
And all these went to the mountain at
the east, and they built themselves six cities in which they dwelt unto this
But the children of
their children, did not dwell with their brethren in their cities, and they
journeyed and encamped in the countries and wildernesses unto this day.
And the children of Midian, son of Abraham, went to the east of the
there found a large valley in the eastern country, and they remained there and
built a city, and they dwelt therein, that is the
dwelt in the city which he built, he and his five sons and all belonging to
And these are the names of the sons
of Midian according to their names in their cities, Ephah, Epher, Chanoch,
Abida and Eldaah.
And the sons of Ephah
were Methach, Meshar, Avi and Tzanua, and the sons of Epher were Ephron, Zur, Alirun and Medin, and the sons of Chanoch
were Reuel, Rekem, Azi, Alyoshub and Alad.
And the sons of Abida
were Chur, Melud, Kerury, Molchi; and the sons of Eldaah were Miker, and Reba, and Malchiyah and Gabol; these are
the names of the Midianites according to their
families; and afterward the families of Midian spread
And these are the generations of
Ishmael the son Abraham, whom Hagar, Sarah’s handmaid, bare unto Abraham.
And Ishmael took a wife from the
name was Ribah, the same is Meribah.
bare unto Ishmael Nebayoth, Kedar,
Adbeel, Mibsam and their
And Ishmael cast away his wife Ribah, and she went from him and returned to
of her father, and she dwelt there, for she had been very bad in the sight of
Ishmael, and in the sight of his father Abraham.
And Ishmael afterward took a wife
name was Malchuth, and she bare unto him Nishma, Dumah, Masa, Chadad, Tema,
Yetur, Naphish and Kedma.
These are the sons of Ishmael, and
these are their names, being twelve princes according to their nations; and the
families of Ishmael afterward spread forth, and Ishmael took his children and
all the property that he had gained, together with the souls of his household
and all belonging to him, and they went to dwell where they should find a
And they went and dwelt near the
wilderness of Paran, and their dwelling was from Havilah unto Shur, that is before
And Ishmael and his sons dwelt in the
land, and they had children born to them, and they were fruitful and increased
And these are the names of the sons
of Nebayoth the first born of Ishmael; Mend, Send, Mayon; and the sons of Kedar were
Alyon, Kezem, Chamad and Eli.
And the sons of Adbeel
were Chamad and Jabin; and
the sons of Mibsam were Obadiah, Ebedmelech
and Yeush; these are the families of the children of Ribah the wife of Ishmael.
And the sons of Mishma
the son of Ishmael were Shamua, Zecaryon
and Obed; and the sons of Dumah
were Kezed, Eli, Machmad
And the sons of Masa
were Melon, Mula and Ebidadon;
and the sons of Chadad were Azur,
Minzar and Ebedmelech; and
the sons of Tema were Seir,
Sadon and Yakol.
And the sons of Yetur
were Merith, Yaish, Alyo, and Pachoth; and the sons
of Naphish were Ebed-Tamed,
Abiyasaph and Mir; and the sons of Kedma were Calip, Tachti, and Omir; these were the
children of Malchuth the wife of Ishmael according to
All these are the families of Ishmael
according to their generations, and they dwelt in those lands wherein they had
built themselves cities unto this day.
And Rebecca the daughter of Bethuel, the wife of Abraham’s son Isaac, was barren in
those days, she had no offspring; and Isaac dwelt with his father in the land
of Canaan; and the Lord was with Isaac; and Arpachshad
the son of Shem the son of Noah died in those days, in the forty-eighth year of
the life of Isaac, and all the days that Arpachshad
lived were four hundred and thirty-eight years, and he died.