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    1.) Who was the mother of Ishmael?
           A Cushite who is not named.

    2.) Because Sarah was not able to have children, she gave her maidservant to Abraham to wife. When the maidservant conceived Ishmael, how did that affect her relationship with Sarah?
           She was pleased to be doing her mistress such a great service.
           She looked forward to the birth of the baby as a way to establish her claim on an inheritance through Abraham.
           She despised Sarah.
           We are not told.

    3.) Because Sarah did not treat her maidservant well while she was pregnant, what did the maidservant do?
           She fled from her out into the desert.
           She plotted to kill her by driving a tent peg through her temple as she slept.
           She plotted to kill her by stabbing her to death.

    4.) Where was Ishmael's mother when the angel of the Lord found her?
           By the wood stack, sharpening a tent peg.
           In the kitchen, sharpening a knife.
           Packing some clothing into a bag for her trip to the desert.
           By the fountain on the road to Shur.

    5.) Why was Ishmael's mother to name him Ishmael?
           Because he shall be the father of many nations.
           Because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
           Because he shall be great and mighty.
           Because he shall live in the midst of his brethren.

    6.) What did the angel tell Ishmael's mother he would be like?
           He will be meek and lowly and give rest to the souls of many.
           He will be wise beyond his years and will find favor wherever he goes.
           He will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him.
           The wealth of all the nations will flow unto him.

    7.) How old was Abram when Ishmael was born?

    8.) What was Abraham request of God concerning Ishmael?
           That he might be the father of many people.
           That he might be wise.
           That he might live before the Lord.
           That he might be wealthy.

    9.) God told Abraham, concerning Ishmael:
           I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful.
           I will multiply him exceedingly.
           I will make him a great nation.
           All of the above.

    10.) How old was Ishmael when he was circumcised?

    11.) How long before Ishmael was Abraham circumcised?
           Eighty-six years.
           Fifty years.
           Thirty years.
           They were circumcised on the same day.

    12.) Why were Ishmael and his mother sent out into the desert?
           Ishmael hid Isaac's favorite toys and it irritated Sarah.
           Ishmael mocked Isaac at the feast Abraham held to celebrate Isaac's weaning and it irritated Sarah.
           Ishmael sold his birthright to Isaac for a bowl of stew.
           Ishmael and his mother went to consult an angel.

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