It must be assumed that there was only one passing caravan in this event, one that carried both the Midianites (37:28) and the Ishmaelites
(37:25), otherwise the later references to Ishmaelites
(37:28, 39:1) become inexplicable.
They are also found in the rhetoric of Jews who believe that, like the Ishmaelites
, Muslims are violent and aggressive.
We hear additional references to the Ishmaelites
in a subsequent scene in which Moses is instructing his son Gershom about their Abrahamic heritage:
1976), John of Damascus on Islam: The 'Heresy of the Ishmaelites
Arabs are sometimes referred to as Ishmaelites
and of course the descendents of Isaac, through his son Jacob and Jacob's twelve sons, are referred to as Israelites.
One superbly ironic passage details how the author, at age 9, became entranced by Andrew Lloyd Weber's "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" and began singing along with the cast recording at home, visualizing herself as Joseph, kidnapped by the "hairy Ishmaelites
Fed up with his dreaming, they decide to fake his death to cover him being sold to the Ishmaelites
and into Egyptian slavery.
Among the topics are John of Damascus and The Heresy of the Ishmaelites
, extracts from al-Tabari's The Book of Religion and Empire, Luther's knowledge of and attitude towards Islam, Jesus and Mary as poetical images in Rumi's verse, and American Evangelical discourse on Islam after 9/11.
In a strict chronological order, the poet sets off by envisioning the biblical camels of the Ishmaelites
, the prophet Ishmail's offspring (also known as Arabs), trampling the desert on their way to Egypt.
When Joseph, our most celebrated victim of bullying, was tossed into a cistern and sold to itinerant Ishmaelites
, he emerged empowered and took his revenge, submitting his brothers to a protracted power play and asserting his primacy by flaunting his might.
, our leaders told us, were supposed to serve us as "Hewers of wood and drawers of water.
Meir Kahane wrote: "As long as the Temple Mount remains a lair for foxes and Ishmaelites
Joseph had been pulled up out of the pit and sold to the Ishmaelites
From John Damascene's description of Islam as the "still-prevailing deceptive superstition of the Ishmaelites
, the forerunner of the Antichrist" (1) to polemical Web sites today, the Christian church does not have a particularly good record of measured theological engagement with Muslims; more often than not, ways are sought simply to dismiss Islamic challenges.
This treachery, which was suppressed and denied in David's family follows in the train of many prior generational treacheries including: Abraham passing off his wife as his sister; Rebecca tricking Isaac into blessing Jacob; Jacob's trickery of Laban; Judah's plot to sell Joseph to the Ishmaelites
and his account to Jacob of Joseph's death; Judah's refusal of his third son to an earlier Tamar (his daughter-in-law) and his unknowing entrapment to Tamar's prostituting seduction that yielded her twins Zerah and Perez and Jacob's crossing of his hands to bless Joseph's younger son Ephraim.