Sailhamer, John H. The Pentateuch As Narrative. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1992.
Chapter 1, “Genesis” pp. 81-240.
Part 2 “Account of Abraham (11:27-25:10) pp. 137-184. Section J “Abraham’s Final Days (25:1-10)” pp. 183-184.
“Chapter 25 is a transition chapter. Abraham dies, and the blessing is renewed with Isaac. Ishmael passes from the scene, and the new generation is born: Jacob and Esau” (Sailhamer 1992, 183). Sailhamer points out that Keturah is called a wife of Abraham here, though she (or someone, at any rate) is referred to as a concubine in 1 Chronicles 1:32. It is worth noting that after the death of Sarah Abraham seems to start over with a wife and children. The children receive gifts but are not considered the promised offspring. Abraham’s death is “in a good old age” (Sailhamer 1992, 184) and he is laid to rest in the burial place he owned.