[some Kem'uel] (Heb. Kemuel', קמוּאֵל, perhaps helper of God, otherwise assembly of God; Sept. Καμουήλ), the name of three men.
1. The third son of Abraham's brother Nahor, and father of six sons (Ge 22:21), all unknown except the last, Bethuel, who was the father of Laban and Rebekah (Ge 24:15). B.C. cir. 2090. As the name of. Aram, the first-born, is also the Hebrew name of Syria, some commentators have most strangely conceived that the Syrians were descended from him; but Syria was already peopled ere he was born, Laban (Ge 28:5,) and Jacob (De 26:5) being both called " Syrians," although neither of them was descended from Kemuel's son Aram. The misconception originated with the Septuagint, which in this case renders אֲבַי אֲרִם," father of Aram," by πατέρα Σύρων, "father of the Syrians." SEE ARAM.
2. Son of Shiphtan and phylarch of Ephraim, appointed commissioner on behalf of that tribe to partition the land of Canaan (Nu 34:24). B.C. 1618.
3. A Levite, father of Hashabiah, which latter was one of the royal officers under David and Solomon (1Ch 27:17). B.C. 1014.