Kemuel

KEMUEL (kĕm'ū-ĕl, Heb. kemû’ēl)

Son of Nahor and brother of Bethuel, therefore uncle of Laban and Rebekah (Gen.22.21). Nahor had married his niece Milcah, daughter of Terah’s oldest son Haran (Gen.11.28) who had died before the family left Ur of the Chaldees. Kemuel had a son Aram.A prince of the tribe of Ephraim appointed by Moses to help divide the land of Canaan (Num.34.24).The father of Hashabiah, a leading Levite in the days of David (1Chr.27.17).


KEMUEL kĕm’ yŏŏ əl (קְמוּאֵ֖ל). 1. The father of Aram, and the son of Nahor the brother of Abraham (Gen 22:21).

2. Son of Shiphtan, and leader of the tribe of Ephraim, which it represented in the dividing of Canaan (Num 34:24).

3. A Levite, father of Hashabiah, a ruler of the Levites in the time of King David (1 Chron 27:17).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

kem’-u-el, ke-mu’-el (qemu’el, "God’s mound"):

(1) Nephew of Abraham (Ge 22:21), father of Aram, whom Ewald identifies with Ram of Job 32:2; but compare Ge 10:22, where Aram is described as one of the children of Shem. They may not be the same person.

(2) Prince of Ephraim, one of the land commissioners who divided Canaan (Nu 34:24).

(3) A Levite, father of Hashabiah, one of the tribal princes of David’s time, a ruler among the Levites (1Ch 27:17).