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Ishmaelites, The


1. Descended from Abraham’s son, Ishmael. Ge 16:15,16; 1Ch 1:28.

2. Divided into twelve tribes. Ge 25:16.

3. Heads of tribes. Ge 25:13-15; 1Ch 1:29-31.

4. Called

a. Hagarites. 1Ch 5:10.

b. Hagarenes. Ps 83:6.

c. Arabians. Isa 13:20.

5. Original possessions of. Ge 25:18.

6. Governed by kings. Jer 25:24.

7. Dwelt in tents. Isa 13:20.

8. Rich in cattle. 1Ch 5:21.

9. Wore ornaments of gold. Jdj 8:24.

10. Were the merchants of the east. Ge 37:25; Eze 27:20,21.

11. Travelled in large companies or caravans. Ge 37:25; Job 6:19.

12. Waylaid and plundered travellers. Jer 3:2.

13. Often confederate against Israel. Ps 83:6.

14. Overcome by

a. Gideon. Jdj 8:10-24.

b. Reubenites and Gadites. 1Ch 5:10,18-20.

c. Uzziah. 2Ch 26:7.

15. Sent presents to Solomon. 1Ki 10:15; 2Ch 9:14.

16. Sent flocks to Jehoshaphat. 2Ch 17:11.

17. Predictions respecting

a. To be numerous. Ge 16:10; 17:20.

b. To be wild and savage. Ge 16:12.

c. To be warlike and predatory. Ge 16:12.

d. To be divided into twelve tribes. Ge 17:20.

e. To continue independent. Ge 16:12.

f. To be a great nation. Ge 21:13,18.

g. To be judged with the nations. Jer 25:23-25.

h. Their glory, &c to be diminished. Isa 21:13-17.

i. Their submission to Christ. Ps 72:10,15.

18. Probably preached to by Paul. Ga 1:17.