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Education of Yah: Abraham's 8 Sons & Grandsons. Who Are They? Where Did They Live- Part 1

Updated: Aug 22, 2021

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This sermon is going to discuss Abraham's 8 Sons and Grandsons and who they are. This was going to be one long sermon until Abba Yah said Geography Lesson!!!! So we are now doing another Series!!!

Jubilees 20:1

And in the forty-second jubilee, in the first year of the seventh week, Abraham called Ishmael, [2052 (2045?) A.M.] and his twelve sons, and Isaac and his two sons, and the six sons of Keturah, and their sons.

The Sons of Abraham

  1. Ishmael

  2. Isaac

  3. Zimran

  4. Jokshan

  5. Medan

  6. Midian

  7. Ishbak

  8. Shuah

Now that we know who Abraham's 8 sons are let us look at the children they had

Sons of Ishmael- Abrahams Grandsons

According to the Bible (Gen. 25: 13-15) the son's of Ishmael were

1. Nebajoth

2. Kedar

3. Adbeel

4. Mibsam

5. Mishma

6. Dumah

7. Massa

8. Hadar

9. Tema

10. Jetur

11. Naphish


Genesis 25:13-15

13 And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their generations: the firstborn of Ishmael, Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,

14 And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa,

15 Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah:

16 These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their towns, and by their castles; twelve princes according to their nations.

17 And these are the years of the life of Ishmael, an hundred and thirty and seven years: and he gave up the ghost and died; and was gathered unto his people.

Sons of Isaac- Abrahams Grandsons

1. Jacob

2. Esau

Since they are well known we will discuss them as needed.

Sons of Zimran- also known as Zambran- Abraham's Grandsons

  1. Abihen

  2. Molich

  3. Narim

Yasher 25:2

...And the children of Zimran were Abihen, Molich and Narim.

According to Wikipedia:

"Zimran (Hebrew: זִמְרָן‎, Zimrān, "vine dresser; celebrated; song;"; Greek: Ζεμραμ, Ζεμβραν,[1]Arabic: زمران‎), also known as Zambran, Zimran has also been tentatively identified by some with the Arabian town of Zabran, between Mecca and Medina[

Professor Jan Retso and William Hazlitt (registrar) suggested that the descendants of Zimran are the same people known as "Banizomenes" which were mentioned in the records of the Greek historian Diodorus Siculus.

The Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography 1854 states:

"BANIZOMENES a maritime tribe of the western coast of Arabia..."

Sons of Jokshan- Abraham's Grandsons

  1. Sheba

  2. Dedan

Genesis 25:3

And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan.....

According to the Historical Dictionary of Prophets in Islam and Judaism (p184)

Jokshan's name in Arabic is Qahtan. This is important to know as we are learning to love our Brothers and Sisters.

Sons of Medan- Abraham's Grandsons

  1. Amida

  2. Joab

  3. Gochi

  4. Elisha

  5. Nothach

Yasher 25:3

Medan were Amida, Joab, Gochi, Elisha and Nothach;

Medan means: "contention" in the Bible.

Sons of Midian- Abraham's Grandsons

  1. Ephah

  2. Epher

  3. Hanoch

  4. Abidah

  5. Elaah

Genesis 25:4

And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abidah, and Eldaah....

Midian-H4080-מִדְיָן Midyân, mid-yawn'; the same as H4079; Midjan, a son of Abraham; also his country and (collectively) his descendants:—Midian, Midianite.

We will break down the locations by son when we get to that part...

Sons of Ishbak- Abraham's Grandsons

  1. Makiro

  2. Beyodua

  3. Tator

Yasher 25:4

And the sons of Ishbak were Makiro, Beyodua and Tator.

Ishbak (Hebrew: יִשְׁבָּ֣ק‎, romanized: ish'băk, lit.'he will leave; leaving'), also spelled Jisbak[1] and Josabak

Here we see that this name is actually been Romanized...hum them Romans loved to change things didn't they, and they still do.

Sons of Shuah or Shuach- Abraham's Grandsons

  1. Bildad

  2. Mamdad

  3. Munan

  4. Meban

Yasher 25:5

And the sons of Shuach were Bildad, Mamdad, Munan and Meban;

When you look at the definition of Shuah you will find different answers. Please use your Bible Resources as this is vital, because the serpent seed is alive and well in all the deception and division of our Family! In the definitions posted by others it states: Shuah (Hebrew: שׁוּחַ, pronounced "Shuakh", "ditch; swimming; humiliation" or "sinks down. This is Incorrect and as you can clearly see wrong!! For the definition below taken from Strong's is the Correct Definition.

Now that we finished identifying Abrahams Sons and Grandson let us count how many he instructed in Jubilees 20.

Jubilees 20:1-5

  • And in the forty-second jubilee, in the first year of the seventh week, Abraham called Ishmael, [2052 (2045?) A.M.] and his twelve sons, and Isaac and his two sons, and the six sons of Keturah, and their sons.

  • And he commanded them that they should observe the way of the Lord; that they should work righteousness, and love each his neighbour, and act on this manner amongst all men; that they should each so walk with regard to them as to do judgment and righteousness on the earth.

  • That they should circumcise their sons, according to the covenant which He had made with them, and not deviate to the right hand or the left of all the paths which the Lord had commanded us; and that we should keep ourselves from all fornication and uncleanness, [and renounce from amongst us all fornication and uncleanness].

  • And if any woman or maid commit fornication amongst you, burn her with fire and let them not commit fornication with her after their eyes and their heart; and let them not take to themselves wives from the daughters of Canaan; for the seed of Canaan will be rooted out of the land.

  • And he told them of the judgment of the giants, and the judgment of the Sodomites, how they had been judged on account of their wickedness, and had died on account of their fornication, and uncleanness, and mutual corruption through fornication.

For an In depth sermon on What Abraham Teaches Our Families, please read: True Word of Yah: Book of Jubilees- Abraham Instructs His 8 Sons (

Let's do the math

Abraham had 8 Sons and 36 Grandsons

I didn't dive deep to see if the 36 grandsons had their own sons because that is how it worked back in the day, the men were blessed with possessions and gifts to get them started off in life when the left home.

The total of 44 people is important! All numbers in Abba Yah's World matters.

Biblical Meaning of 44 by Dr. Steven Jones

"The number 44 is rooted in the number 4, which is the number of the creation, particularly the earth. But the four is doubled, almost as if to illustrate to us the contention between two people who each have the desire to be chosen to rule or inherit the earth. Yet 44 is also a double 22. The number 22 is the number of the Sons of Light. So the true chosen ones (44) are closely linked to the Sons of Light (22).

Hasn't the fight always been, who is God's Chosen People? Isn't that why Muslims, Christians, and Jews along with other religions fight over who is God and who is His People?

When you learn the truth you see that we all Are His when we Learn His True Word and Follow it.

Do you now see why understanding: We are 1 and that is Mankind created by Abba Yah in His Image is so Vital? Do you now see why learning the Truth Is Important? We have brother against brother in Every Nation today. Maybe if everyone would stop and look back in time rather than destroy history we could all learn to live the lives our Creator Asked us to and then everyone on earth would have equality and food and roofs over their heads.

As a reminder: We are All the Sons of Light when we learn the Truth and Abba Yah Sets Us Completely free.

Historical Dictionary of Prophets in Islam and Judaism

Meaning of 44


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