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Genesis 25:12-16 seems to represent the toledoth of Ishmael. This was quite possibly a record kept by Ishmael which he gave to Isaac at the time of their reunion at Abraham's funeral. At this time, Ishmael would have been ninety years old with his twelve sons each now established in small "nations" of their own, as "princes" of those tribes. After Ishmael's death, Isaac then added his own comments to the toledoth (Genesis 25:17,18) before terminating his own toledoth with his signature at Genesis 25:19. Ishmael died fifty-eight years before Isaac died; like Abraham he was "gathered into his people" (Genesis 25:17), indicating that he died in faith. Ishmael's "nations," though not all clearly identified historically, undoubtedly dwelt mainly in northern Arabia.

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KJV Defenders Study Bible, by Dr. Henry Morris, Ph.D.
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Language: English
DEF 10 ISBN 0-529-10444-x
DEF 10-1 ISBN 0-529-10445-8


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