25:12 This is the account of Abraham’s son Ishmael,14 whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah’s servant, bore to Abraham.
sn This is the account of Ishmael. The Book of Genesis tends to tidy up the family records at every turning point. Here, before proceeding with the story of Isaac’s family, the narrative traces Ishmael’s family line. Later, before discussing Jacob’s family, the narrative traces Esau’s family line (see Gen 36).