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The story of two Ishmael’s

“… Nephi, took one of the daughters of Ishmael to wife; and also, my brethren took of the daughters of Ishmael to wife; and also Zoram took the eldest daughter of Ishmael to wife.” 1 Nephi 16:7

Is this the same lineage of Ishmael as Abraham’s other son. The half brother of Issac? Is there any connection?

They do happen to have the same name and come from a similar region of the world, but they are, in fact, two completely different stories and genealogy lines.

Ishmael and his family who came over with Lehi was not from the same lineage as Ishmael of Abraham (Hagar, Abraham’s handmaiden, had a son named Ishmael from Abraham). This Ishmael had twelve sons who became the Arab nations – not any tribes of Israel.

Lehi was from the tribe of Manasseh (Alma 10:03).  Ishmael who came with Lehi was from the tribe of Ephraim (see index after PofGP).  Genesis 48:22, 49:22, Ezekiel 37:19 were fulfilled in Ishmael coming over with Lehi to America. The stick of Joseph includes both Manasseh and Ephriam.

Mulek was a son of Zedekiah and thus the tribe of Judah.  Some think Zoram was from Manasseh since Laban was from Manasseh.

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