As Ishmael Reed once pointed out in conversation, “Any genre or theme can be freshened up with an ethnic point of view.”
It is clear that while Ishmael and Isaac end up very different people, they bear one another no ill will.
In this way, our fathers, Isaac and Ishmael, will both see their children thrive together.
Ishmael Beah, former child soldier and author of A Long Way Gone, joined us to discuss KONY 2012 and his own experiences.
Just over a week later, on July 9, a man named Ishmael “Hoody” Kourma received six fatal gunshot wounds in Steubenville, Ohio.
Before she had finished Ishmael had gone upon her errand, and the band struck up a lively quadrille.
As a people, they are chiefly the descendants of Esau and Ishmael.
Ishmael did not like the little Isaac, and did not treat him kindly.
Azartah, Ishmael, and three other priests and Levite chiefs.
The Governor, then, 207 did not remember that tragedy of his home and hearth, and the man who had made of him an Ishmael.
masc. proper name, biblical son of Abraham and Hagar, from Hebrew Yishma'el, literally "God hears," from yishma, imperf. of shama "he heard." The Arabs claim descent from him. Figurative sense of "an outcast," "whose hand is against every man, and every man's hand against him" is from Gen. xvi:12.