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Ishmael ( ISO 259-3, Yišmaˁel; Greek: Ἰσμαήλ{{#invoke:Category handler|main}} Ismaēl; Arabic: إسماعيل‎{{#invoke:Category handler|main}} ʾIsmāʿīl; Latin: Ismael{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}) is a figure in the Tanakh and the Qur'an and was Abraham's first son according to Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Ishmael was born to Abraham and Sarah's handmaiden Hagar (). According to the Genesis account, he died at the age of 137 ().<ref name="Catholic1913"/>

The Book of Genesis and Islamic traditions consider Ishmael to be the ancestor of the Ishmaelites. According to Muslim tradition, Ishmael and his mother are said to be buried next to the Kaaba in Mecca.<ref>Gibb, Hamilton A.R. and Kramers, J.H. (1965) Shorter Encyclopedia of Islam. Ithaca:Cornell University Press. pp. 191-198</ref>


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