Are the Arabs truly the Children of Esau?

According to scripture, the Arabs are not Edomites. The Hebrew 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 concubines, which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east country. (Concubines is plural because Hagar was his other wife who bare Ishmael and Ishmael took his sons too. Genesis 16:3)

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, which is known today as the Arabian Peninsula unto the entering of Babil, Iraq in the Middle East. 

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 to the entering of Babil, Iraq.

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, not Esau. 

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.

 

There are two types of Arabs today, the pure Arabs and the arabized Arabs. The pure Arabs are known as Qatanites and the Arabized Arabs are known as Adnanites. They have maintained the division of the sons of Ishmael and the sons of Keturah from the ancient times up to this day. The Bedouin people for example, are from amongst the sons of Keturah, while some of the other arabized Arabs are from amongst the sons of Ishmael. 

 

One can also Identify the common family names among the sons of Ishmael from the ancient times still relevant to this day like Ahmed, Hamed, Amed, Abdala, Mahmud and  Mohamed. These are names from ancient generations of the sons of Ishmael that did not originate with the false religion of Mohamedaism.

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 with Yiddish pronunciations in Blue 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, which are Arabs, 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 and still to this day.

Jeremiah 25:24

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

One can also substantiate by scripture that the children of the east (Arabs) and the children of Esau are two different nations. 

Jasher 57:33

[33]And all Midian and the children of the east betook themselves to flight from the battle, and they left the children of Seir and fled when they saw that the battle was severe upon them, and the children of Esau pursued all the children of the east until they reached their land.

Jasher 58:15

[15]And the children of Esau sent unto all the children of the east, and they made peace with them, and all the children of the east came unto them to go with the children of Esau to Egypt to battle. 

 

One can also substantiate that the Ishmaelites are their own nation, not Edomites. 

 Gen 17:20  

And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation. 

  • On the other hand, Esau was a new nation born from 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. (Esau is his own nation, and one of the two nations that came from Isaac and Rebecca.)

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, so they are not Arabs today.)

  • It is an heresy that Esau's children are the Arabs according to scripture. Esau became one kingdom with the children of Chittim, also known as the Romans, so one can identify them with scripture and know that Edom was amonst the kingdoms of the Greeks and Romans.

Jasher 10:16

16. And the children of Chittim are the Romim who dwell in the valley of Canopia by the river Tibreu.

Jasher 90:28-31

28. And it came to pass in those days that king Abianus of Chittim died, in the thirty eighth year of his reign, that is the seventh year of his reign over Edom, and they buried him in his place that he had built for himself, and Latinus reigned in his stead fifty years.

29. And during his reign he brought forth an army, and he went and fought against the inhabitants of Britannia and Kernania, the children of Elisha son of Javan, and he prevailed over them and made them tributary.

30. He then heard that Edom had revolted from under the hand of Chittim, and Latinus went to them and smote them and subdued them, and placed them under the hand of the children of Chittim, and Edom became one kingdom with the children of Chittim all the days.turah 31. And for many years there was no king in Edom, and their government was with the children of Chittim and their king.

  • It is also confirmed that Edom also made some migrations to the land of Chittim.

The book of Gad the seer 2:15

Woe to you, O Edom, that sits in the land of Kittim in the North of the sea.

So according to scripture, rest assured that nation of Esau are not the Ishmaelites or Arabs.