Easton's Bible Dictionary: M. G. Easton, M.A., D.D.
- Ishmael's eldest son (Gen. 25:13), and the prince of an Israelitish tribe (25:16). He had a sister, Mahalath, who was one of Esau's wives (Gen. 28:9, 36:3).
- The name of the Ishmaelite tribe descended from the above (Gen. 25:13, 18). The "rams of Nebaioth" (Isa. 60:7) are the gifts which these wandering tribes of the desert would consecrate to God.
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