from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A descendant of Ishmael.
- n. An outcast.
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- n. any descendant of Ishmael
- n. an outcast
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A descendant of Ishmael (the son of Abraham and Hagar), of whom it was said, “His hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him.”
- n. One at enmity with society; a wanderer; a vagabond; an outcast.
- n. See Ismaelian.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A descendant of Ishmael, Abraham's son, who, as is related in Genesis (xxi. 14), was driven into the wilderness with his mother, Hagar. His twelve sons were “princes” or heads of tribes. The Arabs regard him as their ancestor.
- n. One resembling Ishmael, whose hand was “against every man, and every man's hand against him” (Gen. xvi. 12); one at war with society.
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Ithra, the father of Amasa, in Arab fashion, for which reason he was sometimes called the Ishmaelite, threatened to hew down any one with his sword who refused to accept Samuel's interpretation of the law, that male Moabites and male Ammonites are forever excluded from the congregation of Israel, but not
These men, to a great extent, occupied the same position in camp as at home, a kind of Ishmaelite, a social outcast, and I cannot remember one who lived a useful life after the war or lived long.
There is also a tradition that the prophet was a Jew, which may mean that he was an Arab or Ishmaelite, which is the same thing. "
"Ishmaelite" occur on three occasions: (Genesis 37: 25,27,28;
Moses definitely marries out, to a woman named Zipporah who is a daughter of the Midianite probably Ishmaelite priest who goes by several names: Jethro, Hobab, Shuaib.
This feeling had been accentuated by the Ishmaelite life he had led from his puppyhood.
And often he on whom it has cast its magic finds no heart to dissolve the spell, and remains a wanderer and an Ishmaelite to the hour of his death.
Bar 3: 23 continues in a similar vein, enumerating others who have not found wisdom, and among them “the descendants of Hagar,” the Ishmaelites (Gen 16: 11 – 12), who stand for the Ishmaelite territory in northwest Arabia (see Gen 25: 18).
The Caliph of Egypt was head of the Ishmaelite section of the Moslems and bitterly opposed to the Caliph of Baghdad.
In Salé, the itinerants were not allowed to land until they had forfeited something of value to the agent of the Moroccan King, a tall Ishmaelite who stood at the head of the gangway, stopping each passenger with a jab of his upturned palm.