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

  

YISHMAEL (יִשְמָעֵאל).  Hebrew biblical Ishmael (q.v.), meaning "God will hear."

... And Abraham said before the Lord, O that Yishmael may be established before thee!  And the Lord said, In verity Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name Izhak; and I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant to his sons after him.  And concerning Yishmael I have accepted thy prayer... (The Targums of Onkelos and Jonathan ben Uzziel on the Pentateuch, Etheridge, 1862).

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