Bible Names N-Z: Shuah
Shuah in Easton's Bible Dictionary
prostration; a pit. (1.) One of Abraham's sons by Keturah
25:2; Chr. 1:32). (2.) 1 Chr. 4:11.
Shuah in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
1. Genesis 25:2.
2. Brother of Chelub (1 Chronicles 4:11). Ten of
DeRossi' s and Kennicott's manuscripts read "Shuah son of
Chelub," another form of Caleb, the addition distinguishing
him from Caleb, son of Hezron, and from Caleb the son of
Shuah in Hitchcock's Bible Names
ditch; swimming; humiliation
Shuah in Naves Topical Bible
-1. Son of Abraham by his wife (concubine), Keturah
Ge 25:2; 1Ch 1:32
-2. Brother of Chelub
Shuah in Smiths Bible Dictionary
1. Son of Abraham by Keturah. Ge 25:2; 1Ch 1:32.)
(B.C. before 1820.)
2. Properly Shuchah brother of Chelub. 1Ch 4:11
3. The father of Judah's wife, Ge 38:2,12 called also
Shua in the Authorized Version. (B.C. before 1725.)
Shuah in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
(1) (shua` "prosperity"): A Canaanite whose daughter Judah
took to wife (Gen 38:2,12; 1 Ch 2:3).
(2) (shu`-a'', "prosperity"): Daughter of Heber, an Asherite
(1 Ch 7:32).
(3) (shuach, "depression"): A son of Keturah by Abraham (Gen
25:2; 1 Ch 1:32), and his posterity.
(4) A brother of Caleb (1 Ch 4:11).
Shuah in Wikipedia
Shuah (Hebrew: שוח "ditch; swimming; humiliation"), also known as
Sous, was, according to the Bible, the sixth son of Abraham, the
patriarch of the Israelites, and Keturah whom he wed after the death of
Sarah. He was the youngest of Keturah's sons; the others were
Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, and Ishbak.
Josephus writes of the brothers that "Abraham contrived to settle them
in colonies; and they took possession of Troglodytis, and the
country of Arabia the Happy, as far as it reaches to the Red Sea."
In all probability, Abraham tried to keep them apart from Isaac to
avoid conflict while fulfilling God's commission to spread out and
inhabit the globe. But unlike his brothers, Shuah seems to have
turned northward and travelled into northern Mesopotamia, in what is
now the northern region of modern day Syria. As evidenced by cuneiform
texts, the land seems to have been named after him, being known as the
land of Sûchu which lies to the south of ancient Hittite capital of
Carchemish on the Euphrates river.
The Bible also records that the character Job had a friend who was a
Shuah Scripture - 1 Chronicles 1:32
Now the sons of Keturah, Abraham's concubine: she bare Zimran,
and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah. And
the sons of Jokshan; Sheba, and Dedan.
Shuah Scripture - Genesis 25:2
And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian,
and Ishbak, and Shuah.
Shuah Scripture - Genesis 38:12
And in process of time the daughter of Shuah Judah's wife
died; and Judah was comforted, and went up unto his
sheepshearers to Timnath, he and his friend Hirah the
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