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Origin of the name ISHMAEL.
Etymology of the name ISHMAEL.
Meaning of the baby name ISHMAEL.


ISHMAEL (יִשְמָעֵאל).  Biblical.  Hebrew Yishmael (q.v.), meaning "God will hear," from shama (to hear) and El (God).

     (1) the eldest son of Abraham (Gen. xvi. 1-16; xvii. 23-27; xxi. 3-21; xxv. 9, 12-18; xxviii. 9; xxxvi. 10; xxxvii. 25-28, 36).
     (2) the third son of Azel, a descendant of Jonathan (1 Chron. viii. 38; ix. 44).
     (3) the father of Zebadiah, "ruler of the house of Judah" in Jehoshaphat's reign (2 Chron. xix. 11)
     (4) a son of Jehohanan.  He took part in the successful conspiracy against Athaliah (2 Chron. xxiii. 1).
     (5) a son of Nethaniah, who belonged to the seed royal of Judah. (2 Kings xxv. 25; Jer. xi. 7-16; xli. 1-18).
     (6) a son of Pashhur.  He was induced by Ezra to put away his foreign wife (Ezra x. 22). (The Sunday School Teacher's Bible Manual, Hunter, 1894)


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