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Which name means "God will hear" in Hebrew: Ishmael or Isaiah?




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Answer: Ishmael

The name Ishmael derives from the Hebrew Yishma'el , God will hear. The name Isaiah derives from the Hebrew Yesha'yahu , Yahweh is salvation.

Genesis 16:11 - And the angel of the LORD said unto her: 'Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son; and thou shalt call his name Ishmael, because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.


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