MISHMA (mĭsh'ma, Heb. mishmā‘)
A son of Ishmael and a prince of the Ishmaelites (Gen.25.14; 1Chr.1.30).Progenitor of a large family of Simeonites through his descendant Shimei (1Chr.4.25ff.). They held their cities until David’s time.
MISHMA mĭsh’ mə
, LXX Μας
), the word is used in Heb. as a thing heard
); as a personal name it means an obedient person.
A masculine personal name.
1. The fifth of the twelve sons of Ishmael, Abraham’s son through Hagar, Sarah’s Egyp. maid (Gen 25:14 and 1 Chron 1:30).
2. The sons of Simeon listed in 1 Chronicles 4:25 include some offspring not given in Genesis 46:10. It seems likely that Mibsam and Mishma are not in the Genesis account because they were born after Jacob and his family moved to Egypt.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
(1) A son of Ishmael (Ge 25:14; 1Ch 1:30).
(2) A Simeonite (1Ch 4:25).