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Ishmael (son of Nethaniah)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ishmael, Son of Nethaniah
Ishmael the Assassin, Son of Nethaniah (יִשְׁמָעֵאל‎, yishma'el). A member of the royal family. One of the chiefs of forces appointed by Gedaliah, governor of Judah (2 Kgs 25:23). Involved with Gedaliah’s assassination.
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
2. The son of Nethaniah (Jer. 40:8–41:18; cf. 2 K. 25:23–25). It is dreary story of jealousy and treachery that Jeremiah has recorded in chs 40–41 of his book. After the destruction of Jerusalem and the deportation of the better class of Jewish citizens, it was necessary to provide for a government in
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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Nethaniah Father
Elishama Grandfather
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