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Ishmael (son of Abraham)
Son of Abraham by Sarah’s maidservant, Hagar.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ishmael, Son of Abraham, Critical Issues
Ishmael, Son of Abraham (יִשְׁמָעֵאל‎, yishma'el), Son of Abraham. Reviews scholarly issues regarding Abraham’s son by Sarah’s maidservant, Hagar.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ishmael (Person)
ISHMAEL (PERSON) [Heb yišmāʿēʾl (יִשְׁמָעֵאל)]. The name of six persons in the OT.1. The son of Hagar and Abraham (Gen 16; 17:18–26; 21:8–21; 25:9, 12–17; 28:9; 36:3; 1 Chr 1:28–31) and the eponymous ancestor of the Ishmaelites. See ISHMAELITES; HAGAR.2. Son of Nethaniah. One of the Judean troop
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,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ishmael
1. The son of Abraham by Hagar, Sarah’s Egyptian servant; thus Isaac’s older half brother (Gen. 25:12).The circumstances connected with his birth, once thought bizarre, have been clarified by Middle Bronze Age discoveries in Mesopotamia. In ancient Sumer and such Babylonian cultures as Mari and Nuzi,
Ishmael
Ishmael ishʹmā-əl [Heb. yišmāʿēʾl—‘may God hear,’ ‘God hears,’ ‘God will hear’; Gk. Ismaēl].
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ishmael
ISHMAEL1. 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, she invoked
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ishmael
Ishmael (ish´may-uhl; Heb., “God has heard”).1 The son of Abraham and Hagar, the Egyptian slave-girl of Sarah (Gen. 16; 17; 21:1–21). Sarah gave Hagar to Abraham as a wife when she herself seemed to be infertile. Hagar bore Ishmael to Abraham, but Sarah later also bore a son, Isaac. After Sarah saw
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ishmael
ISHMAEL. The name meant “may god hear” and is related to the experience wherein God heard the anguished prayer of Hagar in her flight from the household of Abraham (Gen 16:11).1. The firstborn son of Abraham by Hagar, the Egyptian maid of his wife Sarah. Abraham was 86 at the time and had lived in Canaan
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Ishmael
ISHMAEL (Heb. yišmā‘ēl, ‘God hears’). 1. The son of Abraham by Hagar the Egyptian handmaid of Sarah. When Sarah realized that she was barren, she gave her handmaid to Abraham to conceive seed for her (Gn. 16:2). An example of this ancient custom has been discovered in the *Nuzi tablets (ANET, p. 220).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ishmael
Ishmael (Heb. yišmāʿēʾl)1. The offspring of Abraham and Hagar, the Egyptian maidservant of Sarah. In legal terms, Sarah had two first-born sons, though she herself only bore Isaac, the biological half-brother of Ishmael. Hagar was a surrogate mother whom Sarah was obliged by law to give to Abraham
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
Ishmael
ISHMAEL ישׁמעאלI. Ishmael is the eponym of the Ishmaelite tribes who traced their ancestry back to →Abraham/Abram and visited his tomb at Hebron (Machpelah, Gen 25:9). The name as such is common Semitic and is attested from the earliest times onward (Knauf 1985:38 n.170; Archi 1988:51). His name is
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Ishmael
ISHMAEL The son of Abraham and Hagar, Sarah’s slave (Gen 16; 17:18–26; 21:8–21; 25:9, 12–17; 28:9; 36:3; 1 Chr 1:28–31) and the ancestor of the Ishmaelites. Sarah, who was barren, had encouraged Abraham to father a son by Hagar. But when Hagar was with child, she began to taunt Sarah, and subsequently
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Abraham Father
Hagar Mother
Isaac Brother
Midian Brother
Shuah Brother
Jokshan Brother
Zimran Brother
Medan Brother
Ishbak Brother
Hadad Son
Mishma Son
Mibsam Son
Nebaioth Son
Kedar Son
Dumah Son
Tema Son
Massa Son
Jetur Son
Naphish Son
Adbeel Son
Kedemah Son
Esau Son-In-Law
Basemath Daughter
Mahalath Daughter
Jacob Nephew
Isaac Cousin
Esau Nephew
Sarah Aunt
Lot Cousin
Terah Grandfather
Haran Uncle
Nahor Uncle
Reuel Grandson
Maacah Cousin
Dedan Nephew
Milcah Cousin
Tahash Cousin
Iscah Cousin
Tebah Cousin
Ephah Nephew
Epher Nephew
Buz Cousin
Sheba Nephew
Kemuel Cousin
Enoch Nephew
Uz Cousin
Hazo Cousin
Pildash Cousin
Abida Nephew
Jidlaph Cousin
Eldaah Nephew
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