Modern Word: Ishmael
Phonetic Spelling: Yaw-shaw-mah’-al
Hebrew Word: יִשְׁמָעֵעַל
Arabic Word: إسماعيل (‘iismaeil)
Paleo-Hebrew: ????????????????????
Definition: From a combination of Yah, Shama, and Al, meaning “Yah heard from above”. “God hears”, another name of the Arabs and descendants of Yashama’al.

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