Cleodemus Malchus was a Jewish writer of whom only a few lines survive. He connects the descendants of Syria and North Africa with Abraham by identifying Abraham had three sons by Keturah, Apheran (the town of Aphra), Asoureim (the Assyrians), and Iaphran (Africa).
Year: 200 BC
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IMPORTANT: All Scripture text has context and background. Scripture should never be read literally or in isolation. Always seek clarification from religious scholars and teachers. In general, Scripture adheres to four principles: (1) Literal Meaning - What the Scripture says (2) Historical Setting - The story events; how the Scripture was understood in its time (3) Grammar - The surrounding sentence and paragraph; textual context (4) Synthesis - A comparison with similar Scripture to give a better contextual understanding