• Ishmael in the Shadow of Israel

    Ishmael in the Shadow of Israel
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    Price: $21.99

    ISBN: 9780825448072

    Edition: February 21, 2023

    Pages: 368

    Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 (inch.)

    Publication date: February 21, 2023

    Format: Paperback

    Imprint: Kregel Ministry

    Category: Theology and Religious Studies

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    Ishmael in the Shadow of Israel

    God's Prophetic Plan for Abraham's Firstborn

    A thoughtful and well-documented call to rethink the role of Arabs in the plan of God

    Western Christianity's long-standing support of Israel has, perhaps unintentionally, nurtured a prejudice against Arab people--the descendants of Abraham's first son, Ishmael. Author Tony Maalouf contends that this bias differs dramatically from the biblical portrayal of Ishmael and the nations that have sprung from him.

    With meticulous research and theological astuteness, Maalouf surfaces the positive portrayal of the Arab people in ancient and prophetic history, clearly showing that the Israeli-Arab conflict is a recent development in history. By bringing to light the nature of relationships that have prevailed among the Jews and Arabs throughout history, Maalouf strives to change the thinking of Bible believers to a more accurate understanding of this crucial contemporary issue. He traces the Abrahamic heritage of the Arab people and majors on the positive Arab-Israeli relationships in biblical history.

    The descendants of Ishmael have an important role in the sovereign plan of God--right up to the final moments of history.
    Author: Tony Maalouf
    Tony Maalouf (Ph.D., Dallas Theological Seminary) has served as assistant academic dean and professor of biblical studies at Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary in Amman, Jordan, and as an adjunct professor at the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Beirut, Lebanon. He teaches and speaks throughout the Middle East and works on developing theological literature for Christians in the Arab World.
    Eugene H. Merrill
    Eugene H. Merrill is distinguished professor emeritus of Old Testament studies at Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, Texas. His other publications include Kingdom of Priests.