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The Torah tells us (Bereshit 25:1) that "Abraham took another wife, and her name was Keturah."

The Yalkut Shimoni (Iyov 904) says that Ketura was from Yafet (english from here):

"Abraham married three women: Sarah, the daughter of Shem; Ketura, the daughter of Japheth; Hagar, the daughter of Ham"

In this context, daughter means descendant, and not an actual daughter (e.g. Hagar was an Egyptian, and Mitzrayim was the son of Cham, so she was at best his granddaughter).

Many commentaries on this section in Torah (e.g Rashi, see here for a list of some others) say that Ketura is Hagar. However, the quoted Yalkut Shimoni can't agree with this opinion, since clearly the Yalkut Shimoni holds that they weren't the same person.

There are opinions who maintain that Keturah and Hagar are two separate people, but of the ones I read (Rashbam, Ibn Ezra, and Ramban), only the Ramban (Bereshit 25:6) says what her nationality was, and he says she was a Canaanite (also a descendant of Cham). So the Ramban isn't saying the same thing the Yalkut Shimoni is either.

According to the Yalkut Shimoni, who was Ketura? Was she someone important (like Hagar, who was an Egyptian princess)?

The same question could be asked about all the commentaries who say Keturah was not Hagar.

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Do we know Yalkut Shimoni agrees that Hagar was a princess and not just some maidservant? – Double AA Oct 31 '12 at 20:09
@DoubleAA: I don't know – Menachem Oct 31 '12 at 23:35
I think this is yet another one of the cases where the Torah only has a few words about the situation and our imaginative forefathers(and other respected commentators) who lived long afterwards have been trying to fill in the details ever since..... – Gary Mar 6 '14 at 19:02

This is just wild guess, but since two of Keturah's children are Midian and Medan, and one of Yaphet's children was Madai who is associated with the nation of Medes.. I'm going to guess that Yalkut Shimoni is looking at that line of people.

Alternatively, Magog also makes eschatological sense.

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