Bible Dictionary
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Keturah   (* Inscence)

Abraham's second wife and the mother of Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah.
1Chronicles 1:32-33
Genesis 25:1-4
king's highway
(kingz hye-way)
A trade route that cut through the territories of Edom, Moab, and Ammon. During the Exodus, the Israelites were denied permission to use the king's highway.
Numbers 20:17
Numbers 21:22
Kingdom of God
(king-duhm uhv god)
Any place where God rules; the kingdom ruled by Jesus Christ.  Both John the Baptist and Jesus preached that "the Kingdom of God is near," because Jesus came to rule in the hearts of his people. The Gospels of Mark, Luke, and John use this term, while Matthew uses Kingdom of Heaven.
Luke 7:28
1 Corinthians 4:20
Kingdom of Heaven
(king-duhm uhv hev-en)
Another term for Kingdom of God. The Gospel of Matthew uses Kingdom of Heaven instead of Kingdom of God because it was written to Jews, and Jews revered God's name too highly to pronounce it. Matthew records that John the Baptist said, "Turn from your sins and turn to God, because the Kingdom of Heaven is near."
Matthew 5:3
Matthew 19:14
Rulers of specific territories or land, usually based in a fortified city. Most ancient cities and nations were ruled by kings. Power usually passed from father to firstborn son, though there were many exceptions to this. The elders of Israel rejected the rule of the judges because they wanted a king.
Numbers 31:8
1 Kings 10:23
1 Timothy 6:13-15
kings of Israel
(kingz uhv iz-ree-uhl)
Kings of the united kingdom in order of their rule: Saul, David, Solomon.
Kings of the northern kingdom in order of their rule: Jeroboam I, Nadab, Baasha, Elah, Zimri, Omri, Ahab, Ahaziah, Jehoram (Joram), Jehu, Jehoahaz, Joash, Jeroboam II, Zechariah, Shallum, Menahem, Pekahiah, Pekah, Hoshea.
1 Kings 1:43
2 Chronicles 21:6
kings of Judah
(kingz uhv joo-duh)
Kings of the southern kingdom in order of their rule: Rehoboam, Abijah, Asa, Jehoshaphat, Joram, Jehoahaz (Ahaziah), Athaliah (queen), Joash, Amaziah, Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, Hezekiah, Manasseh, Amon,  Josiah, Jehoahaz, Jehoiakim, Jehoiachin, Zedekiah.
1 Kings 22:45
1 Chronicles 3:10-16
Kings, First
(kingz, furst)
Eleventh book of the Old Testament and sixth of the books of history. This book tells about Solomon's reign as king over Israel, the revolt of the northern tribes, and the first kings of Israel and kings of Judah. It tells how God's people turned away from God during this time, and how God used the prophet Elijah. No one knows who wrote the book.
1 Kings 2:14
Kings, Second
(kingz, sek-uhnd)
Twelfth book of the Old Testament and seventh of the books of history. Second Kings tells about the nation of Israel through most of its history under the kings of Israel and the kings of Judah. It records the destruction of the northern kingdom of Israel and the Exile of Judah to Babylonia. No one knows who wrote it.
2 Kings 17:13-14
A method of greeting that was and is very common among many peoples of the near east.
Romans 16:16
A show of affection or love between two family members.
Song of Songs 1:2
Kohathites  (*Assembly)
The clan of Kohath; people who traced their roots to Kohath. The Kohathites were one of three divisions of Levites. Their job was to look after the Ark of the Covenant and all the pieces of furniture related to it.
Numbers 4:18
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