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Ishmael (Hebrew: “outcast”), in the Old Testament (Genesis), son of Abraham and Hagar and half-brother of Isaac, considered an ancestor by Arabs. Abraham, at the insistence of his jealous wife, Sarah, sent Ishmael and Hagar (Sarah's handmaid) into the desert. Ishmael was saved by God and became a great warrior and the father of 12 sons.

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