These are the generations of Ishmael.
Ishmael beshat Nebajoth, Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam, Mishma, Dumah, Massa, Hadar, Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah.
These are the twelve princes born of Ishmael.
Ishmael gave up his ghost at 137 years old.
They dwelt in Havilah unto Shur before Egypt as you go toward Assyria.
I'm not an expert on religion or anything. That's kind of the point of me reading The Bible and asking questions that anybody might come up with if they just picked it up. So, are Ishmael's descendants Muslims? I thought this Chapter would be more informative!
Why does Chapter 25 of Genesis like the phrase 'give up the ghost' so much? Whoever wrote this Chapter was really trying to get fancy. He didn't have much to work with, so why not? Is giving up the ghost the first time there's been any hint of something like a spirit that might live on after the body dies? I'm fairly certain it is but it's been two months to read and question the first 20 pages. So I might have forgotten something.
Would you be able to find Havilah from the directions given at the end of this Chapter? It's worse than Mapquest!
FAITH vs SCIENCE
Muslims have also given The Media many, many negative points. But their negative points aren't imaginary and usually involve knives and decapitations.
Christians can be just as dangerous as Muslims. It's just that America has made life so comfortable for them that they would never consider doing anything to ruin the sweet family life they're living, no matter what a church leader or their Bible said. Plus, Islam started about 600 years later than Christianity and oodles of years later than Judaism. And Christianity has only very recently, in the twentieth century (and probably the late 20th century), begun to lose much of its bigotry and violence (although, as any homosexual will tell you, they can still be pretty bigoted and violent). So Islam probably has about 550 more years until the Muslims start to calm down a little bit and stop killing all the non-believers. At least the ones that aren't gay, anyway.
favorite movie Marquee that I didn't take a picture of:
Muslims believe that Ishmael was the son who Abraham took up the mountain to sacrifice. The Koran seems to have a bit more trouble with its pronouns than The Bible since it doesn't even give the child's name during the passage (Surah 37.100-113). I think Muslims have a good point and said as much in an earlier Study Guide before knowing the Islamic point of view. The Bible says God tells Abraham to sacrifice his only son and the only time he had an only son was with Ishmael. We've also seen that The Bible doesn't seem to have a problem placing the chapters outside chronological order. The well of Beer-Sheba is dug after Hagar and Ishmael find it, so why can't the sacrifice of Ishmael happen after Ishmael has been kicked out of the home and Isaac has been born? Of course, The Bible does name Isaac, so that's the Biblical Proof and the Koran did fail to mention the son by name. But you see how each religion would want the son specific to their religion to be the big star.
Christians argue against the Muslims view on the basis that Hagar was not married to Abraham and thus Ishmael is illegitimate and wouldn't be counted by God as one of Abraham's sons. But this ignores the fact that God reminds Abraham multiple times that Ishmael shall be blessed and have a great nation also specifically because he is Abraham's son and God promised to bless Abraham's seeds. So, Christians, either have your cake or eat it.
The phrase, 'You can't have your cake and eat it too', is the dumbest phrase in the world and should either be removed from the vernacular or changed to make more sense. The only reason to possess a cake is to eat it. So if I have a cake, I will eat it. There is no reason to have a cake if I'm not going to eat it, so why would I want to have my cake forever and also eat it while somehow saving it in my fabulous cake collection? From this day on, I am changing the phrase to "You can't have your puppy and eat it too."
Read the Koran. Do you feel violent?
Draw a picture of Moby Dick attacking Pequod.
WHAT DID CHRISTIAN LITERALISTS LEARN?
Do not name your kids Nebajoth, Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam, Mishma, Dumah, Massa, Hadar, Tema, Jetur, Naphish, or Kedemah.
KNOW THY ENEMY
Do I really have to say it? I mean, I'm not scared or anything. I can handle myself. I'm a Super Hero, after all! But you know who the enemy is. You know. Wink, wink. If you're having trouble figuring it out, go back and reread this section. I'll give you a hint: it's not Moby Dick.