Are the Arabs truly the Children of Esau?
  •  The Holy records are very clear as to who the Arabs are in truth. 

Genesis 25:1-6

1 Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name {was} Keturah.

2 And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.

3 And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim.

4 And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abida, and Eldaah. All these {were} the children of Keturah.

5 And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac.

6 But unto the sons of the maid-wives, which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east country.

  • Hagar was his other wife who bare Ishmael 

Gen 16:3

And Sarai Abram's wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife.

  • The sons of the two other wives of Abraham went to the East country:

Jubilee 20:11-13

[11] And he gave to Ishmael and to his sons, and to the sons of Keturah, gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his son. 

[12] and Ishmael and his sons, and the sons of Keturah and their sons, went together and dwelt from Paran to the entering in of Babylon in all the land which is towards the East facing the Desert. 

  • By description, the land the Ishmaelites and sons of Keturah went to is describing the Arabian Peninsula and South west Iraq region.

Jubilee 20:13

[13] And these mingled with each other, and their name was called Arabs, and Ishmaelites.

Jeremiah 25:24

And all the kings of Arabia,H6152 and all the kings of the mingled people H6154 that dwell in the desert,

  • (desert is Arabia. Thus, according to scripture, the Arabs are the children of Keturah and Ishamael.

Definition:

H6152

ערב 

Translation: ireba

BDB definition: steppe-dwellers. The people inhabiting the country east and south of Canaan, the nomadic desert Bedouins, Arabians, Arab.

 

  • One can also identify the common Arabic family names like Ahmed, Hamed, Amed, Abdala, Mahmud and  Mohamed in scripture among the Ishmaelites because these are names from ancient generations of the sons of Ishmael that did not originate from the religion of Mohamed.

Jasher 25:22-24

22. And these are the names of the sons of Nebayoth the firstborn of Ishmael; Mend, Send, and Mayon. And the sons of Kedar were Alyon, Kezem, Chamad (Hamad H2530/Hamed H2531) and Eli.

23. And the sons of Adbeel (Abdelah/Abdala H5655) were Chamad and Jabin; and the sons of Mibsam were Obadiah, Ebedmelech and Yeush; these are the families of the children of Ribah, the wife of Ishmael. 24. And the sons of Mishma, the son of Ishmael, were Shamua, Zecaryon and Obed (Abdu H5650/ Abdi H5660). And the sons of Dumah were Kezed, Eli, Machmad (Mohamed H4261 or Mahmoud/Mahmud H4262) and Amed (Ahmad/Ahmed)

  • Definitions 

 Yiddish pronunciations in Black to relate to the Arabic language and true Hebrew in Red)

 

H2530
חָמַד
châmad
khaw-mad'
 (the ancient Hebrew is pronounced "kemade")
A primitive root; to delight in: - beauty, greatly beloved, covet, delectable thing, ( X great) delight, desire, goodly, lust, (be) pleasant (thing), precious (thing).

H2531
חֶמֶד
chemed
kheh'-med 
 (the ancient Hebrew is pronounced "kemade")
A primitive root; to delight in: - desirable, pleasant.

H5650
עֶבֶד
‛ebed
eh'-bed
  (the ancient Hebrew is pronounced "Ọbọde")
From H5647; a servant: -  X bondage, bondman, [bond-] servant, (man-) servant.

H5660
עַבְדִּי
‛abdı̂y
ab-dee' 
(the ancient Hebrew is pronounced Ọbọdeye)
From H5647; serviceable; Abdi, the name of two Israelites: - Abdi.

H5655
עַבְדְּאֵל
‛abde'êl
ab-deh-ale'
(the ancient Hebrew is  pronounced Ọbọdeala)
From H5647 and H410; serving Ala; Abdeel, an Israelite: - Abdeel.

H4261
מַחְמָד
machmâd
makh-mawd'
  (the ancient Hebrew is pronounced Mokemade)
From H2530; delightful; hence a delight, that is, object of affection or desire: - beloved, desire, goodly, lovely, pleasant (thing).

H4262
מַחְמוּד    מַחְמֻד
machmûd    machmûd
makh-mood', makh-mood' 

From H2530; desired; hence a valuable: - pleasant thing.

  • So one can see that the Ishmaelites still retained their common family names and those names have now spread to many nations via the religion created by Mohamed the Ishmaelite.

  • The sons of Keturah are also known as the Children (men) of the East in scripture, so one can identify their nation and know that Arabs are not Edomites because Jubilee 20:12-13 showed the sons of Keturah are called Arabs, not Edom.

Jasher 62:15
[15]And the children of Midian sent to all their brethren the children of the east, and all their brethren, all the children of Keturah came to assist Midian to fight with Moab.

Jubilee 20:12-13

[12] and Ishmael and his sons, and the sons of Keturah and their sons, went together and dwelt from Paran to the entering in of Babylon in all the land which is towards the East facing the Desert. 

[13] And these mingled with each other, and their name was called Arabs, and Ishmaelites.

  • So the Arabs and Ishmaelites are the mingled people (Arabs) of the scriptures.

Jeremiah 25:24

And all the kings of Arabia,H6152 and all the kings of the mingled people H6154 that dwell in the desert,

  • Esau is his own nation, not reckoned among the Arabs. He is one of the two nations that came from Isaac and Rebecca.)

Gen 25:23  

And Ahayah said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger. 

Gen 25:25  

And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.

Gen 36:1  

Now these are the generations of Esau, who is Edom. 

Gen 36:43  

Duke Magdiel, duke Iram: these be the dukes of Edom, according to their habitations in the land of their possession: he is Esau the father of the Edomites.

  • The Edomite nation stems from Esau, not Ishmael or Keturah's children, so they are not Arabs according to scripture. Now mind you, there are Edomites who may actually look like Arabs today though they are not of the Arab or Ishmaelite race according to scripture. So according to scripture, rest assured that nation of Esau are not Ishmaelites or Arabs as a nation from scriptural understanding.