ISHMAEL

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Lehite PN 1. 1 Nephi 1:Preface; 7:2, 4 (x2), 5, 6 (x3), 19 (x2), 22; 16:7 (x3), 20, 27, 34, 35, 37; 18:9, 17; 2 Nephi 1:28; 4:10, 13; Alma 3:7; 10:2; 17:19, 21; 18:38; 20:14, 15; 43:13
Nephite GN 2. Alma 17:19, 20, 21; 21:18, 20, 21; 22:1, 4; 23:9; 24:5; 25:13

Etymology

ISHMAEL, a PN and GN in the Book of Mormon, derives from the biblical PN yišmāʿēʾl,[1] “May God hear” or, as explained in Genesis 16:11, “God has heard.”

See Book of Mormon ISHMAELITES, ISHMAELITISH

Variants

Deseret Alphabet: 𐐆𐐟𐐣𐐈𐐇𐐢 (ɪʃmæɛl)

Notes


  1. Robert F. Smith “Some ‘Neologisms’ from the Mormon Canon,” 1973 Conference on the Language of the Mormons, May 31, 1973 (Provo: BYU Language Research Center, 1973), 65, online at https://www.scribd.com/document/363522963/SOME-NEOLOGISMS-FROM-THE-MORMON-CANON .
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