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Esau marries an Ishmaelite
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ishmaelites
Ishmaelites (יִשְׁמָעֵאלִי‎, yishma'eliy). The descendants of Ishmael, Abraham’s son through Hagar.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ishmaelites
ISHMAELITES [Heb yišmĕʿēʾlı̂m (יִשְׁמְעֵאלִים)]. In the OT there are five contexts in which this group of people is mentioned. In the Joseph story, it is variously the Ishmaelites or the Midianites (or both together) who transport and sell Joseph to Egypt (Gen 37:25, 27ff.; 39:1). In Judg 8:24 the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ishmaelites
Ishmael, Ishmaelites. 1. Abraham’s first son, born of Hagar, Sarah’s Egyptian handmaid, at the instigation of Sarah herself. God promised to make a great nation of the childless Abraham (Gn 12:2), assuring him that his son would be his heir (15:4). But when Sarah was past 75 years old and still barren,
Ishmeelite
Ishmeelite. Alternate kjv spelling for Ishmaelite (Gn 37:25–28; 39:1).See Ishmael, Ishmaelites.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ishmaelites
Ishmaelites ishʹmaēl-īts, ishʹmeēl-īts [Heb. yišmeʿēʾlî]. The descendants of Ishmael, the son of Abraham and Hagar, whom Abraham sent away from him after the birth of Isaac (Gen. 21:14–21). The sons of Ishmael are given in Gen. 25:13f.; they were twelve in number and gave rise to as many tribes,
Ishmeelites
Ishmeelites ishʹmeēl-īts [Heb. yišmʿēˊlî]. AV variant of Ishmaelites (Gen. 37:25, 27f, 39:1; 1 Ch. 2:17).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ishmeelite
ISHMEELITE* kjv spelling for Ishmaelite (Gn 37:25–28; 39:1). See Ishmaelite.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ishmaelites
Ishmaelites (ish´may-uh-lits), the descendants of Ishmael, son of Abraham and Hagar. They are named as twelve princes or “sons of Ishmael” in Gen. 25:13–16 and 1 Chron. 1:28–31. They are said to have settled in northern Arabia, from Havilah to Shur, opposite Egypt in the direction of Assyria (Gen. 25:18).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ishmaelites
ISHMAELITES. The term occurs in Gen 37:25, 27, 28; 39:1; Jdg 8:24 and Ps 83:6 as a general designation for people dwelling in the territory from Egypt to Euphrates. According to the biblical tradition, the Ishmaelites had Egyptian as well as Semitic blood in their veins, for the mother and the wife of
Ishmeelite
ISHMEELITE. KJV spelling of Ishmaelite q.v. in the Genesis references and (1 Chr 2:17).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ishmaelites
Ishmaelites (Heb. yišmĕʿēʾlɩ̂m)A people most readily identified with their eponymous ancestor Ishmael, son of Abraham and Hagar (Gen. 16, 21). They are named as the 12 “sons of Ishmael” (Gen. 25:13–16 = 1 Chr. 1:28–31), settled primarily in northern Arabia ranging from the “River of Egypt” to the
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ishmaelites
Ishmaelites [ĭshˊmĭ ə līts] (Heb. yišme˓ē˒lîm).† Peoples who traced their ancestry through Abraham’s first son, Ishmael (cf. Gen. 25:12–18). These desert-dwelling peoples inhabited regions of North Arabia, ranging from Lower Egypt to the Euphrates river, from the early second millennium until
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ishme-elite
Ish´me-elite, 1 Chron. 2:17, and Ish´me-elites (descendants of Ishmael), Gen. 37:25, 27, 28; 39:1, the form in which the descendants of Ishmael are given in a few places in the Authorized Version.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Ishmaelite
ISH´MAELITE (ishʹma-el-īt). A descendant of Abraham’s son Ishmael. The term is probably sometimes used as a general name for all the Abrahamic peoples from Egypt to the Euphrates and perhaps to the Persian Gulf, their headquarters being in W Arabia. In Gen. 37:25, 27–28 the name Ishmaelites may have
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Ishmeelites
Ishmeelites(Gen. 37:28; 39:1, A.V.) should be “Ishmaelites,” as in the Revised Version.
Key passages
Ge 28:6–9

Now Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob and sent him away to Paddan-Aram, to take for himself a wife from there, and he blessed him and instructed him, saying, “You must not take a wife from the daughters of Canaan,” and that Jacob listened to his father and to his mother and went to Paddan-Aram. …

See also
Ge 36:3;