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occurs in the A.V. at Genesis 37:25; Genesis 37:27-28; Genesis 29:1, as a general name of the Abrahamic peoples of the " east country"' or BENE-KEDEL (See BENE-KEDEL) (q.v.); but elsewhere (1 Chronicles 2:17) in the strict sense of the proper ISHMAELITES (as Anglicized in Judges 8:24 : Psalms 83:6), with which the Heb. name corresponds.
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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Ishmaelite (2)'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​tce/​i/ishmaelite-2.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.