Genesis 25:12-18 Genealogy of Ishmael
12 Now this
is the genealogy of Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's
maidservant, bore to Abraham. 13
And these were the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their
generations: The firstborn of Ishmael, Nebajoth; then Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam, 14 Mishma, Dumah,
Y Ishmael is descended from Abraham and Hagar, the Egyptian maid-servant to Sarah.
Y Just as God had said to Abraham, Ishmael became the father of twelve princes. [Genesis 17:20]
Y Ishmael lived 137 years.
Ishmael lived from Havilah to Shur east of
Both Havilah and Shur are in the Arabian Peninsula
from east of the Dead Sea to the southern tip which is in fact east of
It was also inclusive of the
It is also where the Ishmaelites were coming from when Joseph was sold into slavery by his brothers. [Genesis 37:25]
Also, it is the land in which Laban caught up with Jacob and where they made the treaty at Mizpah. [Genesis 31:17-55]
Y He died in the presence of all his brethren, which is an indication that Ishmael lived and died among all the sons of Keturah and Abraham, who were clearly his half brothers.