These are the names of the sons of Ishmael, listed in the order of their birth:
Nebaioth the firstborn of Ishmael,
Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam,
Hadad, Tema, Jetur, Naphish and Kedemah.
The second part of Genesis chapter 25 deals with Ishmael and his descendants.
As a reminder, the first point I want to reiterate is that out of Noah’s three sons, Ishmael and his descendants come from the blessed line of Shem.
In fact, the word “Semite” is a mispronunciation. It should actually be pronounced “Shemite“.
Because Semite simply means a Son of Shem.
This is just another linguistic error that has been perpetrated throughout the generations.
What happened is a mistake was made where the little upper dot was placed on the Hebrew letter shin ש.
If the dot is on the upper right side of the letter, it is pronounced with an “sh” sound.
If we move the dot to the left, it is pronounced ‘s’ as in “super”.
The correct spelling is the letter with the “sh” sound.
Furthermore, the term “anti-Semite” is used as a term meaning somebody who holds extreme prejudice against the Jewish people.
However, “anti-Semite” simply means against the sons of Shem.
That would mean that the Arabs, who are considered to be the most “anti-Semitic” people in the world, are against themselves, since they are also Semitic or sons of Shem.
The Scriptures make it clear that Isaac and NOT Ishmael was the chosen son of promise.
But this doesn’t mean Ishmael was in any way cursed.
I’ve said this before.
But I have great respect for the Arab peoples, even if a majority of them have decided to cast their lot with the false god of Islam.
I believe any son of Shem should hold his head high with pride.
Heck, it was the Arabs who invented algebra.
The word algebra is an Arabic word by the way.
In fact, the Bible prophecies that a good portion of the Arab peoples will turn to the God of Israel.
And when I say the God of Israel, I mean Yud-Heh-Vav-Heh.
“Allah” is NOT the Arabic word for God.
Let’s read Isaiah 60:1-6.
“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the LORD rises upon you and his glory appears over you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn. “Lift up your eyes and look about you: All assemble and come to you; your sons come from afar, and your daughters are carried on the arm. Then you will look and be radiant, your heart will throb and swell with joy; the wealth on the seas will be brought to you, to you the riches of the nations will come. Herds of camels will cover your land, young camels of Midian and Ephah. And all from Sheba will come, bearing gold and incense and proclaiming the praise of the LORD. All Kedar’s flocks will be gathered to you, the rams of Nebaioth will serve you; they will be accepted as offerings on my altar, and I will adorn my glorious temple.”
Here we see that these sons born from Abraham and Keturah will turn to the God of Israel.
This is yet to happen!
This is future!
And I’m really happy about this because I love my Arab brothers.