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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.
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