Associations to the word «Ishmael»

Wiktionary

ISHMAEL, proper noun. (Abrahamic religions) The eldest son of Abraham and his wife's handmaiden Hagar who were cast out after the birth of Isaac; traditionally the ancestor of the Arabs via the Ishmaelites.
ISHMAEL, proper noun. A male given name.

Dictionary definition

ISHMAEL, noun. (Old Testament) the son of Abraham who was cast out after the birth of Isaac; considered the forebear of 12 Arabian tribes.
ISHMAEL, noun. A person who is rejected (from society or home).

Wise words

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