Are the Arab nations the descendants of Abraha's first son Ishmael?


Genesis 16:1 - 16

NKJV - 1 Now Sarai, Abram's wife, had borne him no children. And she had an Egyptian maidservant whose name was Hagar. 2 So Sarai said to Abram, "See now, the LORD has restrained me from bearing children. Please, go in to my maid; perhaps I shall obtain children by her." And Abram heeded the voice of Sarai.

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Yes! God gave Hagar, the following promises regarding Ishmaelites, son of Abraham through Hagar

➊ Seed to be multiplied beyond number (Gen. 16:10; 17:20-22) 
➋ Ishmael to be blessed and become a great nation (Gen. 17:20; 21:17-18) 
➌ Ishmael to beget twelve princes (Gen. 17:20; 25:12-18)

Hagar was an Egyptian given to Sarah by Pharaoh (Gen. 12:16-20; 16:3). Thus, the Ishmaelites were of Egyptian stock. Ishmael alone was to have twelve princes come from his loins (Gen. 17:20). The 12 princes dwelt from Havilah unto Shur.(Gen 25;18). They eventually became the twelve nations of Ishmael occupied the Arabian peninsula from Egypt to the Euphrates. The prophecy in Genesis (Gen. 21:18, fulfilled). The Arabs remain a great nation and figure prominently in world affairs.

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