Treasury of Scripture
These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their towns, and by their castles; twelve princes according to their nations.
The word tiroth, rendered 'castles,' is supposed by some to denote here 'towers,' fortified rocks, or mountain-tops, and fastnesses of various kinds in woods and hilly countries; but it rather means, 'shepherds' cots,' surrounded by sufficient enclosures to prevent the cattle from straying, as the cognate Syriac word teyaro, and Arabic tawar, signify 'a sheep-fold.'
Genesis 17:20,23 And as for Ishmael, I have heard you: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly...
Strong's ConcordanceThese [are] the sons of Ishmael, and these [are] their names, by their towns, and by their castles; twelve princes according to their nations.
Topical BibleCamps Castles Chiefs Encampments Hamlets Ishmael Ish'mael Names Nations Peoples Princes Rulers Settlements Sons Tent-circles Towers Towns Tribal Tribes Twelve Villages
Genesis Chapter 25 Verse 16
Alphabetical: according and are by camps Ishmael names of princes rulers settlements sons the their These to tribal tribes twelve villages were
OT Law: Genesis 25:16 These are the sons of Ishmael (Gen. Ge Gn)