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Tablet Nine Text
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25:12  
These are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's servant, bore to Abraham.
 
25:13   These are the names of the sons of Ishmael, named in the order of their birth:
   Nebaioth, the firstborn of Ishmael; and Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam,
 
25:14      Mishma, Dumah, Massa,  
25:15      Hadad, Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah.  
25:16   These are the sons of Ishmael and these are their names, by their villages and by their encampments, twelve princes according to their tribes.
'twelve' = under God's rule,
as per months in a year.
25:17  
(These are the years of the life of Ishmael: 137 years. He breathed his last and died, and was gathered to his people.)
25:18  
They settled from Havilah to Shur, which is opposite Egypt in the direction of Assyria.
He settled over against all his kinsmen.
 
    APPARENT END OF THIS CLAY TABLET BEFORE ITS TRANSCRIPTION TO PAPYRUS ROLL COMBINED THEM ALL  

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