Why was Ishmael Mocking? He was born as a result of Abraham’s lack of trust. His mother was mistreated by Sarah for 16 years. For 13 years he was treated by Abe as the promised heir. He was the first son of Abraham circumcised. The birth of Isaac brought great joy to Abe and Sarah, but rejection upon Ishmael. Easy to understand his mocking; little brother has stolen his birthright.
Genesis 21.12-13: But God said to Abraham, “Do not be distressed because of the lad and your maid; whatever Sarah tells you, listen to her, for through Isaac your offspring shall be named. “And of the son of the maid I will make a nation also, because he is your offspring.” covenant line of Abraham’s descendants non-covenant line of Abraham’s descendants
Ishmael’s Descendants WILDERNESS OF SHUR ISAAC EDOM ISHMAEL WILDERNESS OF PARAN LAND OF MIDIAN
Ishmael’s Descendants HAVILAH
The Toledoths Ge 5:1 This is the book of the generations of Adam. Ge 6:9 These are the records of the generations of Noah. Ge 10:1 Now these are the records of the generations of Shem, Ham, and Japheth… Ge 11:27 Now these are the records of the generations of Terah. Ge 25:12 Now these are the records of the generations of Ishmael, Abraham’s son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah’s maid, bore to Abraham;