From Hebrewיִשְׁמָעֵאל (yishma'él (yišmāʿēl), “God hears, God will hear”).
21), and the references to Esau and Ishmael as representative world-powers (Gen.
15 it is clearly implied that Ishmael has been carried by his mother, yet according to xvi.
8-10); and where Johanan went against Ishmael to avenge the murder of Gedaliah (Jer.
See further Ishmael, and note that the pair Isaac and Ishmael correspond to Abraham and Lot, Jacob and Esau.
22, 3) - Sennacherib conquered a fortress of "Aribi" named Adumu, - and Jetur is obviously the Ituraea of classical geographers.4 "Ishmael," therefore, is used in a wide sense of the wilder, roving peoples encircling Canaan from the north-east to the south, related to but on a lower rank than the "sons" of Isaac. It is practically identical with the term "Arabia" as used by the Assyrians.